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Old 25th January 2010, 10:02   #1
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the next three weekends is going to see some pretty awesome racing at the track with the MRF international challenge.

from Rally.co.in

MRF launch racing challenge

22 Jan 2010, 22-1 Hrs

Chennai, Jan 22 (IANS) Two years after the launch of their Formula Ford 1600 car, MRF Tyres will conduct their International Challenge series over three consecutive weekends from Jan 30-31, offering a total prize-money of Rs 30 lakhs.

The so-called Festival of Speed will include three rounds of races in the Formula 1600, Super Saloons (cc to weight and Race Star Cup) and two-wheelers (Underbone, 130-165cc and 600cc) classes, according to Arun Mammen, managing director of MRF Tyres.

The Formula car, built by MRF's chief tuner J. Anand of Coimbatore, is equipped with 1600cc Ford Duratec engine that develops 130bhp.

Providing details of the event, Anthony Rodricks, General Manager-Advertising, MRF, said: 'The Formula racing challenge is by invitation only and the cars will be driven by those in the 15-25 age group with experience in either saloon car or any other formula racing. Each weekend will have one round of racing in each of the three categories. Each round will comprise of two races.'

Those qualified to drive will have to pay up Rs.two lakh per round, something that Rodricks said was 'affordable' for Indian drivers. The amount includes fuel, service and tyres.
'The entry list would be finalized only next week, but there will be a few British racers,' he said.

MRF, who are re-entering full-fledged track racing after a lapse of 11 years, are hoping to develop the property into an Asian championship, said Rodricks.

As an add-on to the event, MRF has scheduled stunt riding by an American troupe on the second weekend (Feb 6-7).
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sorry - forgot to add - tickets are available @all landmark outlets, MRF Tyredrome and at the Track office.
there are 2 sets - grand stands in the front and tower seating.

Grand stand tickets are inr 100, and tower are inr 500 (IIRC)
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Dropped in at the MMRT to check out the new MRF racer. Nice job. As mentioned in the news item pasted, next weekend should be the main draw as some stunt teams from overseas will be performing. Meanwhile, enjoy the pics.Especially the lone Triumph bike that i espied. Superb!.
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Closeup shots of the MRF FIII racer.
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Some track pics, feeble ones 'cause i thought i'll wait till next weekend to take some extensive pics and i hope others with good cameras will too!.
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The yummy Triumph bike i mentioned earlier below. I guess today were the qualifying rounds. Hope there's more action next weekend.
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Man, I am missing this....
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Forget the Bike and the cars. I want that Fiesta!!
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Forget the Bike and the cars. I want that Fiesta!!
More pics of the rally spec Fiesta.
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Some more pics from the MRF Challenge.
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Pics from the bike stunt show today. I've never seen the MMRT packed like it was today in a long time!.
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More pics from the stunt show
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This event was actually one of the better organized and well attended of all such events held at MMRT.
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Hey, nice close up pics.. I've been there for the last two weekends.. But aren't there two Triumph bikes? The black one belongs to Jules Croft and there's a primarily red one of David jones..
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Superb Pics man. Someone put more of those bike stunting pics.
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