Toyota Announces the First Ever Etios Motor Racing Trophy
: Toyota Kirloskar Motor today announced that the inaugural Etios Motor Racing (EMR) Trophy will be held in Chennai as a part of the FMSCI National Racing Championship, organized by Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC).
The first EMR race will be flagged off on July 27th, 2013 at the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT). In all, there will be four EMR Trophy races during the third leg of the National Racing Championship to be held in Chennai on the 27th & 28th of July. The winners of each individual race in all four races will receive a trophy and a cash prize. Apart from the three podium finishes, the most promising young driver will also be entitled to a trophy and cash prize. The next racing weekend for the 25 young EMR drivers will be at the Buddh International Circuit at Noida in September during the fifth leg of the National Racing Championship.
Commenting on EMR’s participation in the NCR, Mr. N. Raja, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said, “2012 was an excitement filled year for EMR, right from its official launch at the Delhi Auto Expo to the two hugely successful exhibition races at Chennai and Gurgaon, and finally international exposure at the Colombo Night Race in December. EMR also saw a lot of excitement amongst the youth during the driver selection & training camps which were held in various cities. We also took EMR to all our dealerships across India to give our customers a taste of Toyota’
The 25 EMR drivers selected last year will compete for the EMR Trophy over eight races this year. The best three EMR drivers after EMR Trophy I & II will also have the opportunity to race at the Vios Cup scheduled to take place in Thailand this year. It is a single make
racing conducted by TRD in Thailand.
The Official Partners for EMR Trophy in 2013 are MRF Tyres, DENSO, Motul Lubricants and BMC.
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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
Total Installed Production capacity - Upto 3,10,000 units
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.
Installed Production capacity - Upto 1,00,000 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, Camry
Start of production - December 2010
Installed Production capacity - Upto 2,10,000 units