VW India to supply Polos for Race of Legends in Thane
Volkswagen Motorsport India will supply modified Polo cars for the upcoming Race of Legends event in Thane as part of its effort to “support all forms of motorsport in the country.”
The cars will be based on the street version of the Polo but will come with certain alterations, including modified hydraulic hand brakes. A team from VW will also be present at the event to provide technical support to all four cars.
Race of Legends will take place on February 2 and 3 at the Raymond Park in Thane as a support event to the Indian National Autocross Championship.
The event will be headlined by several veteran Indian racers, including Katie Bhathena, Darayus Bhathena, Akbar Ebrahim, Nikhil Taneja and Bomi Mehta.
“Volkswagen Motorsport India has been providing support to all forms of motorsport in the country,” said Sirish Vissa, who head VW’s Indian motorsport programme.
“We are the only car manufacturer that is running a premium one-make touring car series, supporting privateers with our technical expertise and building race spec cars for the private motorsport enthusiast.”
“It is our desire that motorsport should also be included in the popular sport category. We are happy that individual events like the Gymkhana and Autocross Championships are gaining momentum in the country and it is our pleasure to support these events in whatever way possible.
“It is only by successful collaboration and supporting each other that we can collectively bring motorsport to the forefront and provide better opportunities to the enthusiasts in our country.”