Suzuki Motorcycle has announce the launch of the Gixxer Cup, marking its entry in the Indian racing arena. Leveraging the success of the Gixxer 155, and its fully faired variant Gixxer SF, Suzuki will launch the Gixxer Cup, a one make championship race, in June 2015. The championship will continue till October 2015. Two championship races will run simultaneously – ‘Novice’ for beginners and ‘Open’ for more seasoned racers.
Suzuki will provide a full grid of 20, race-prepared Gixxer SF motorcycles for 5 rounds of racing, which will be held in conjunction with the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore and the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai. These motorcycles will be backed by a team of experts and pit crew to support the riders.
The Gixxer Cup championship is approved by the FMSCI (The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) and organized by the Madras Motor Sports Club (one of the oldest and most active motorsports clubs in the country).
Atul Gupta, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India says that apart from showcasing the real potential of the Gixxer SF to Indian motorsport enthusiasts, this championship will double up as an opportunity for local racers to hone their skills by providing them an affordable platform to gain valuable racing experience and exposure to the dynamic sport of motorcycle racing.