By MT Bureau| Sep 22, 2021

Royal Enfield’s Continental GT Racing Event To Commence In October 2021

Royal Enfield has announced the debut of the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup 2021 – a retro track-racing initiative.

The ‘Continental GT Cup’ track initiative is a result of increasing interest in motorcycle track racing and the need for accessible forms of racing and training in India. Post the racing event, the company will also introduce track schools in India to provide easy and professional training to enthusiasts.

The Continental GT Cup will debut at the JK National Racing Championship per FMSCI regulations. The cup will have four rounds from October 2021 to January 2022.

Registrations are open till 30 September. From the registered participants, 100 eligible riders will make it to the ‘Rider Selection Programme’ at Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore from 18-19 October 2021. Among them, 18 of the fastest riders will be shortlisted to battle it out for the Continental GT Cup for a total of four rounds at the JK NRC, with the first three being held in October, November, and December at the Kari Motor Speedway, respectively. The Grand Finale will be held in January 2022 at the Buddh International Circuit, Noida.

Adrian Sellers, Custom Programme Lead and Manager, Product Strategy and Industrial Design, Royal Enfield, said, “Nurturing and encouraging the spirit of pure motorcycling has been the core philosophy of Royal Enfield for over a century. The Continental GT 650 is the most track-ready motorcycle in our portfolio, and with just a few modifications, the race-prepped Continental GT-R650 version makes it the ideal machine for the track.  We are expecting a spectacular first season this year and we hope to foster the spirit of track-racing year on year.”

Srinivasu Allaphan, Director – Sales and Marketing, JK Tyre & Industries, said, “Being the pioneers of promoting motorsport in India, JK Tyre has been at the forefront in formalising the Indian racing programmes and nurturing young talent in the country. Our National Racing Championship, which is India’s flagship racing championship, has now entered its 25th year. The Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup is definitely a step forward towards appealing to more racing aspirants and building access to the world of two-wheeler racing. We are confident that it will definitely give an added fillip to the ever-growing popularity of motorsport in India. We look forward to an exciting debut of the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup 2021.” (MT)



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