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In Detail: Tata Motors T1 Prima Racing Truck

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Tata Motors today announced the 2nd season of the T1 Prima Truck Racing Series. It will take place at the Buddh International Circuit on thee 15th March weekend. There will be 6 teams competing for top honours with 12 Racing trucks. The 1st season was a great success last year and Tat Motors now hopes to make this a yearly affair.

There will be 2 qualifier races of 5 laps each on Saturday and 2 main races on Sunda with 10 and 15 laps each.

Coming to the T1 Prima Racing truck that will be used in the second season. There are lots of upgrades from last year:

  • Power has been upped to 370 bhp @2100 rpm with a new top speed of 130 kph.
  • Lower chassis height for better stabilty.
  • Improved brake cooling system.
  • Bigger steering wheel for better ergonomics.
  • Air deflector and footstep cover is replaced with fibreglass reinforced plastic.
  • Lighter aggregates for weight reduction.

Features of the T1 include:

  • The T1 is powered by a Cummins 8.9 litre engine tuned for better acceleration
  • Roll cage fir driver safety as per FMSCI norms.
  • Side and rear under protection device.
  • FIA approved seat with 5 point mounting for seat belts.
  • Always on tail lamps in Red.
  • New gen wider brakes and brake drum with water jet cooling mechanism.
  • Lowered suspension suitable for racing
  • New JK Tyres racing tyres testing to meet the new updated speeds of the truck.
  • 90 litre fuel tank mounted on top of the chassis.

The trophy for the Racing Series was also unveiled at the event

Check out detailed pics of the Tata T1 Prima racing truck in the next posts...

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