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India’s Largest Racing Championship: KTM CUP Season 2 Witnesses Adrenaline-Fueled Selection Round in Kolkata, The City of Joy

13 May 2024

India’s Largest Racing Championship: KTM CUP Season 2 Witnesses Adrenaline-Fueled Selection Round in Kolkata, The City of Joy

  • The East Zone Selection Round of KTM CUP Season 2 flagged off in Kolkata on May 12th.
  • Total 100+ racers participated on KTM RC 390 edition motorcycles in the East Zone selections.
  • Qualifying round and Grand Finale to be held in Coimbatore on May 24th & 26th at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.

Kolkata, May 13, 2024: Following the exciting selection rounds in Coimbatore, Delhi, and Mumbai, with 650+ riders participating in KTM CUP Season 2, KTM India celebrated another super-successful round of racing in Kolkata. Renowned as the world's leading sports motorcycle brand, KTM concluded the KTM CUP S2 selection round, India's largest racing championship, in the City of Joy.

The East Zone selections, held at Eco Park, Kolkata, were a high-octane racing event that had incredibly talented riders engaging in gripping and fiercely competitive, riveting battles. All three categories—Pro, Amateur, and Women's divisions—saw nail-biting performances as the passionate riders extracted the best out of their KTM RC 390 motorcycles, embodying the ‘Ready to Race’ philosophy of brand KTM.

Around 100+ racers from different cities across the East Zone – Kolkata, Guwahati, Siliguri, Ranchi, and Patna participated in the action at Eco Park, Kolkata. The KTM CUP S2 will now progress to the Qualifying Round and then to the Grand Finale in Coimbatore on May 26th and 27th at the Kari Motor Speedway, Coimbatore.

The racing stages of KTM CUP Season-2 include:

  • Selections: Race Academy and Selections for the Four Zones conducted in Coimbatore, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
  • Qualifiers: The top 20 riders from each of the four cities will contest the Qualifiers held in Coimbatore
  • Finale: The top racers from the Qualifiers will race at the Finale of KTM CUP Season 2 in Coimbatore.

The final three winners from each category of the KTM CUP S2 will win an exclusive chance to train with KTM instructors and former Grand Prix winners at the Red Bull Ring in Salzburg, Austria. One lucky winner will also get a chance to intern with PowerDrift.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd., said, “The KTM CUP Season 2 keeps getting bigger and better with each round of racing, and the East Zone selections are a testament to the fact. This round in Kolkata has been the most challenging selection round till date, with fierce competition across categories. We are excited that our endeavour to establish India’s biggest racing championship is bearing fruit, and the results are for all to see. From here it is on to the qualifiers and then the grand finale in Coimbatore, where the best among the racers will compete for respect, glory, bragging rights, and the final prize.”

Race Director for the KTM CUP S2 is former MotoGP racer Jeremy McWilliams, who secured two podiums in the 500cc class and a win in the 250cc class. Emmanuel Jebaraj, the creator of Gusto Racing, India, and a seven-time National INMRC Champion, serves as the competition's Race Expert.

Partners of KTM CUP Season 2:

  • Performance partner: Castrol
  • Racing partner: CEAT Tyres

About KTM India

True to its “Ready to Race” philosophy, KTM has an unparalleled legacy in motorsports, with over 325+ world championships since 1953, winning the Dakar Rally for the 19th time in 2023. Since its entry in 2012, KTM India has grown its presence to more than 450 stores across the country. KTM has built a strong customer base of nearly half a million biking enthusiasts, making India the largest global market for KTM. The partnership between Bajaj Auto Limited and KTM was inked in 2007, with Bajaj Auto Limited now owning a significant stake in KTM AG.

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For more details on Bajaj Auto, please contact:

Varun Vishwanath | Pitchfork Partners


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