The Suzuki Gixxer Cup is back! After a successful end to Season 1 in the esteemed presence of US motorcycling legend Kevin Schwantz, things are being taken to overdrive with the announcement of a partnership with Red Bull for Road to Rookies Cup!
Organised by the oldest and most active motorsports club in the country, MMSC (Madras Motor Sports Club), with the approval of The Federation of Motor Sports Club of India, the Gixxer Cup will be run as supporting races along with the 5 rounds on the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship from the months of June to October 2016.
Here’s what Mr Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki India had to say:
“We saw a hugely positive response after entering the Indian racing arena last year, and clearly felt the need to only improve upon the laurels from our first season of the Gixxer Cup. This year, we bring Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup, a world renowned platform, to the young Indian riders for the first time, while sticking to the Gixxer Cup format alongside. We can’t wait for the season of exciting racing to begin!”
The Red Bull Road to Rookies Cup adds more depth to Suzuki Gixxer Cup, by being the first platform of its kind in India which will provide the young and upcoming racers a real launchpad into the world of international racing, allowing them to lead up to Rookies Cup, Moto3 and from there eventually on to Moto2 and then the pinnacle MotoGP!
Last year we rode the Gixxer SF Race bike at the Kari track and here is a detailed review of the same.