Dirt track race receives 189 entries

Dirt track race receives 189 entries

A record of 189 entries have been received for the first round of the five rounds of The Gulf Dirt Track National Championship, a Round of FMSCI Championship 2012 for two-wheelers which will be flagged off on March 18.

Riders practicing for the Gulf Dirt Track National Championship at Fisheries College Grounds on Saturday. (Right) Youngest participant Yash Pawar. DH Photos

City Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh will flag off the championship at Fisheries Collge Ground.

The event sponsored by Gulf Oil Corporation Limited and organised by Sportscraft-Mumbai in association with Mangalore Motor Sports Association, promises top class action.

Mangalore will witness one of the finest 2-wheeler racing in long time.

The riders who will compete in 14 categories is as follows:
Foreign motorcycles class— Group A upto 250cc – Class – 2 & 4 Stroke
Indian novice class—Group C Motorcycles above 130cc upto 165cc - 4 Stroke
Private expert class Group B Motorcycles upto 260cc - 2 & 4 Stroke
Karnataka local class— Group C Motorcycles upto 165cc – 4 Stroke
Indian Expert class Group B Motorcycles upto 260cc - 2 & 4 Stroke
India novice class - Group C Motorcycles upto 130cc – 4 Stroke
Open event Scooters upto 150cc – Group C – Class S10 &S1 5
Private expert class Group B Motorcycles up to 260cc - 2 & 4 Stroke
Indian novice cLASS - Group C Motorcycles up to 165cc – 2 Stroke
Indian expert class Group B Motorcycles up to 260cc - 2 & 4 Stroke
Karnataka local class – Group C Motorcycles up to 165cc - 2 Stroke
Foreign motorcycle class - Group A up to 250cc – Class – 2 & 4 Stroke
Mangalore class - Group C, Class up to 165cc, 2 & 4 Stroke
Open event - Private Foreign motorcycles - Group A up to 250cc – Class – 2 & 4 Stroke.

Youngest rider

Yash Pawar of Nasik, a seventh standard student will be the youngest to take part in the Gulf Dirt Track National Championship.

He was the centre of attraction during the practice on Saturday.

 Though one should complete 18 years to get driving license, the Federation of Motor Sports Club of India has given him the license a year ago to take part in the contests. He can take part in Supercross, Motocross and Dirt Track organised by FMSCI.

He will be taking part in private foreign motorcycle category. His vehicle Honda CR-85 costs Rs 3 lakh (including customs duty).

Speaking to Deccan Herald, his father Mohan Pawar said he passed special riding examination conducted by FMSCI last year.

He had reached tenth place in last year’s Gulf Dirt Track Championship. He had won fourth place in Ashok Dirt Track competition at Mumbai last year. “Its a costly competition. Yash is my only son. I want him to achieve success. There is risk in all the sports,” he added.

He is trained by rallyist Ganesh Lokhande, Shmeem Khan and Sooraj Kute. His uncle Sambhaji Pawar is also taking part in the rally.

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