First-ever TVS ARE GP Cup Successfully Concludes at Madras International Circuit

The TVS ARE GP Cup, which is held across the country, offers Apache owners a chance to take their bikes to the track, feel the rush of racing in a secure setting, and vie for the title of India's Ultimate Racing Championship.

By Reetika Bhatt | on April 15, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

At the Madras International Circuit in Chennai, the inaugural TVS ARE GP Cup came to a successful conclusion a few days ago. Last year, TVS Racing initiated this unique event just for Apache customers to allow them to feel the excitement of competing against one another on a racetrack. In addition to receiving a free trip to the Sepang Grand Prix, the winners of each category received a wild-card entry into the TVS OMC RR 310 championship, free participation in select experiential rides and TVS MotoSoul, along with TVS Racing merchandise. 

Speaking on the occasion, Vimal Sumbly, Head Business – Premium, TVS Motor Company said, "We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to the TVS ARE GP Championship. Connecting the customer with TVS Apache’s philosophy of “Track to Road” we created a platform for the customer to unleash their racing DNA in a safe environment. The enthusiasm and passion displayed by all participants fuels our commitment to delivering excitement and satisfaction to our valued customers.”


TVS ARE GP Cup 2024

TVS Racing introduced this comprehensive platform that united racing enthusiasts through an unparalleled experience, as part of a calculated strategy to establish connections with customers in 20 strategic locations. This creative project demonstrates TVS Racing's dedication to building a thriving community of racing aficionados and offering them unmatched experiences. The TVS ARE GP Cup, which is held all across the nation, offers Apache owners a chance to take their bikes to the track where they belong, feel the rush of racing in a secure setting, and vie for the title of India's Ultimate Racing Championship.

Selection Rounds

The selection rounds were held for each of the four championship selection categories: 160cc–180cc, 200cc, and 310cc. For the first time, 48 of the best customers had the chance to experience a safe racing atmosphere on the TVS OMC race-spec Apache RR 310 and Apache RTR 200, giving them a taste of how their motorcycle performs on the race circuit.

Mechanically, the Apache RR 310 is equipped with a 312.22cc liquid-cooled engine that churns out 34bhp of maximum power and 27.3Nm of peak torque. The motor is coupled to a six-speed transmission along with a slipper clutch. There are four riding modes on offer - Rain, Urban, Sport and Track.

As part of the manufacturer's attempt to set new standards for rider safety, the TVS ARE GP Cup competitors rode with premium safety gear, such as racing suits with extra chest and back protection and helmets that have received FIM homologation. According to the firm, the international and Indian champion racers from TVS Racing supervised a training program for the participants that improved their understanding of safety on the track and provided insightful information.

The Winners

TVS ARE GP Cup 2024 Winners

In the RR310 category, Rushab Shah clinched the title, followed by Santosh Balakrishnan and Aditya Tentiwala in second and third place, respectively. Coming to the RTR 200 category, Bharath B took the first spot, whereas Pradeep C ended up winning in the RTR 160-180 category.

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