Maruti Suzuki 'National Autocross Championship' engages 300 auto enthusiasts

Maruti Suzuki Indian National Autocross Championship kicked off on 6 January 2017 in Gurgaon at Leisure Valley Ground, Gurgaon. The three-day motorsport event from January 6-8 witnessed an action packed experience for over 300 auto enthusiasts.


Introduced by Maruti Suzuki, the Indian National Autocross Championship 2016 is among the nation’s biggest entry-level motorsports format where motorsport beginners are invited to test their skills.

An autocross enthusiast doesn’t need to own a high end or a modified rally car, all they need is to have a car of any manufacturer and skill and will to take on the track. Autocross tests the drivers’ skills and vehicle handling rather than just the speed over specifically designed tracks. The combination of tight and twisty turn in surface creates a phenomenal experience for the motorsport enthusiasts.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vinay Pant, Assistant Vice President (Marketing), Maruti Suzuki India Limited said, “As a flag-bearer of motorsports in India, Maruti Suzuki has always advocated the motorsports philosophy by presenting tough and gruelling rallies like Maruti Suzuki Raid De Himalaya, Maruti Suzuki Dakshin Dare, Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm etc. in the most exciting terrains. We perceived a need to reach out to the masses that are yet to comprehend their desires of participating in open, pleasurable yet safe and inspiring motorsports races. With Autocross we have brought motorsports within the reach of these racing fans over the years. The response here is really enthralling and I am confident that Gurgaon will enjoy this exciting championship and great show of talent by rally enthusiasts.”

Autocross championships are conducted under the approval of the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of India and under the watchful eyes of appointed Safety Stewards. The strict adherence to rules and safety guidelines makes this one of the safest motorsports activities possible. The track is specially designed to limit the speed of the cars and in case of an untoward incident emergency services including a fully equipped Ambulance is available at all times.

Post the fifth round of the championship in Gurgaon from 6th to 8th January 2017 the event will extend to Mumbai and Jaipur with the grand finale culminating in Delhi-NCR. For city rounds registrations will be carried out at the time of event too at very minimal registration fee.

The championship in 2016 will see the champions from southern India compete with champions from north India for the coveted national title. In addition to the two zones, there will be an additional round at Mumbai. Points of this round will count towards either the North or the South depending on the competitor's zone selection. The top 4 point holders of each zone from each class will be eligible to participate in a finale which will be held in Noida.

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