Chennai-based auto major Royal Enfield has announced the first-of-its-kind retro track-racing initiative for two-wheelers within the country. supported the Continental GT 650, the primary edition of the 2021 Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup will commence in October.
Registrations for the track-race tournament are opened from today, September 22, and can persist till the tip of the month. The 2021 Continental GT Cup has been launched in partnership with JK Motorsports and may happen at the JK National Racing Championship.
It’ll be held under the aegis of Federation of Motorsports Club of India (FMSCI) and can occur in four rounds, culminating in January next year.
After the registrations end, 100 eligible riders are going to be selected to require part within the Rider Selection Programme at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from October 18 to 19.
Out of those, 18 fastest riders are shortlisted and be promoted to the Continental GT Cup. the primary three rounds of the tournament will occur at the Kari Motor Speedway while the finale are held at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida.
With the introduction of the retro track-racing initiative, Royal Enfield says that it aims to nurture niche riding cultures within the country and open new avenues to real-world track racing.
“With the increased interest in track-racing in India, the Continental GT Cup offers aspiring racers the prospect to point and grow their skills on the best race circuits in India,” said Adrian Sellers – Custom Programme Lead & Manager, Product Strategy & Industrial Design at Royal Enfield.
Sellers added that the Continental GT 650 is that the most track-ready motorcycle in Royal Enfield’s portfolio.
Its race-spec version – the Continental GT-R650 – comes with some modifications, making it suitable track racing. the initial Continental GT 250 was launched in 1964 and has come a protracted thanks to the GT 650 twin of today.