Toyota takes Etios Motor Racing to Sri Lanka
8 EMR drivers along with EMR cars to participate in The Colombo Night Race 2012
The Colombo Night Races will see eight EMR drivers, all set to burn rubber on the streets of Colombo this weekend. Selected on the basis of their performance at the second EMR Exhibition Race held at Gurgaon, these drivers have been training for CNR for the past two months. The eight drivers are:
1.Amey S. Rane
4.Binoy John Maddela
6.Hisham K P
In addition to the eight drivers above, two Sri Lankan drivers will also drive EMR cars and battle it out with the other EMR drivers.
Commenting on EMR’s participation at the International racing event, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “EMR’s participation in Colombo Night Race will take Toyota’s racing to the next level as it will help us train our drivers and give them international exposure. We are very happy to introduce our young EMR drivers to a new format and take them overseas for the first time. Last year the Colombo Night Races was a success and we look forward to being a part the event this year.
Here, we would also like to extend our gratitude to our counterparts in Sri Lanka, Toyota Lanka Pvt. Ltd (TLPL) who have sponsored this event and have further helped us plan this event,” continued Mr. Singh.
The EMR drivers will have two rounds of races. The qualifying rounds will take place on December 14th and the races will start at 7.00 p.m. on December 15th, 2012.
About Etios Motor Racing:
Continuing the Company’s global legacy of motorsports, the EMR Series is being supported by one of the most accomplished and acclaimed engineering companies in motorsport history – TRD (Toyota Racing Development)
Toyota is also working closely with Indian motorsport experts, Red Rooster Racing (International)
The Official Partners for EMR in 2012 are MRF – tyre manufacturer, DENSO – a Toyota affiliate that manufactures auto parts, Savita – sole distributor of Idemitsu Oil products in India, BMC – producers of air filters and MapmyIndia – providers of GPA navigation and online maps.
The Etios racing platform will help talented young racers develop their skills, and further train them to gain a competitive edge for their future in motorsports. They will be mentored by experts in the field, and will be given an opportunity to compete amongst the best in the country. This series will not only highlight the technological prowess of the manufacturer, but also the endurance levels of the Etios and the ‘fun to drive’ aspect of the vehicle.
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Overview of TKM:
Company name Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited
Managing Director Hiroshi Nakagawa
Equity participation TMC: 89%, Kirloskar group: 11%
Number of employees Approx. 6,000 +
Land area Aprox. 432 acres (approx.1,700,000 m2)
Building area 74,000 m2
Overview of TKM 1st Plant
Established October 1997 (start of production: December 1999)
Location Suburb of Bangalore, Karnataka State
Products Innova, Fortuner manufactured in India.Prado, Land Cruiser and Prius imported as CBUs.
Annual production capacity Approx. 90,000 units
Overview of TKM 2nd Plant
Location On the site of Toyota Kirloskar Motor Private Limited (on the outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka State)
Products Corolla Altis, Etios, Etios Liva, New Camry
Start of production December 2010
Annual production capacity 1,20,000 units