The truck competition series returns for a fourth season to the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. This is a momentous achievement considering that the sport the track was designed for only managed to do three seasons. After three seasons, the trucks have grown, the drivers have improved and the participation looks to be stronger. With over 500 potential racers having gone into the selection process the final 10 who will be out on the track can pretty much be defined as the best of racing talent in the Indian trucking association.
Yes, you read it right! Tata will exhibition a new 1040bhp race truck at this fourth season event. Powered by a massive 12-litre Cummins diesel heart, it produces 1040bhp and a ‘Rajinikanth spinning the earth’ 3500Nm of torque. All this large output is managed by a 16-Speed ZF gearbox. The end result- a 0-160kmph time of 9.2seconds for a vehicle that is over five tonnes!
First female racer
Joining the boys club this time around will be a first female truck racer to compete in the series. Hailing from Germany, Steffi Halm is a veteran of truck competition in Europe and has and driven on a different circuits including the famous Circuit de La Sarthe a.k.a Le Mans.
Two races for Indian drivers
Apart from hosting experienced international drivers, Season 4 of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship will also host two different races – Champion class and Super class. This grid will consist of Indian racers, chosen under the T1 different circuits program.