Silver Jubilee edition of JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing
Championship to be flagged-off in Coimbatore
The 25 th edition of the coveted JK Tyre FMSCI National
Racing Championship – 2022 will commence this weekend with the first round scheduled
from 17 th -18 th September, 2022 at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore.
The championship which began in 1997 has over the years produced some of country’s best
racing drivers who have done the country proud at the world stage of motorsport. Names
like Narain Karthikeyan, Karun Chandhok, Gaurav Gill, Armaan Ebrahim, Aditya Patel, Arjun
Maini, Kush Maini, Yash Aradhya are all prodigies of this premier racing program.
The season opener in Coimbatore will have races across four categories namely the Indian
make LGB Formula 4, JK Tyre Novice Cup, JK Tyre presents Royal Enfield Continental GT
Cup and a new introduction of JK Tyre Presents Endurance League Cup 2022 Powered by
The LGB Formula 4 category constitutes a primary stage in single-seater racing and features
the most economical Indian make single-seater racing cars. The cars are powered by a
carburetted 1298cc Suzuki Swift engine and feature an Esteem 5-Speed Gearbox and a
chrome molybdenum tubing frame.
The category will see a grid of siz teams fielding 25 seasoned race drivers from across cities
namely Patiala, Nellore, Dehradun, Panchkula, Kottyam, Vadodara. Seasoned drivers Arya
Singh from Dark Don Racing, Amir Sayed, and Diljith T S from Ahura Racing, Ruhaan Alva,
and Mira Erda from MSport are among the few who will be seen fighting for the LGB
Formula 4 title. With defending champion Vishnu Prasad’s absence, this weekend will surely
see some action-packed performances as a new winner will emerge. Defending champion of
JK Tyre Novice Cup 2021 Ruhaan Alva graduates to LGB 4 category this season. Ruhaan has
already secured JK Tyre’s scholarship to graduate to higher categories i.e LGB 4 in domestic
and F4 internationally.
Further, giving the young talent the platform to step into the world of racing is the JK Tyre
Novice Cup. The Novice Cup will feature 20 newcomers in a grid of 31 cars who will fight for
the title. As the name suggests, this category caters to newcomers and young enthusiasts
from the field of racing. Last edition’s podium finishers Chennai lad Aadithya Parasuram,
Chetan Surineni from Bangalore will feature again this time.
Adding more cheer to the weekend, 25 riders will also be seen competing in the JK Tyre
presents Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup. This year, the format of the championship has
been changed to a Pro-Am Series with 10 professional and 15 amateur riders competing
together on the same grid. With its new Pro-Am series format, the upcoming edition of
India’s only retro-racing championship promises to be faster and fiercer, showcasing every
nuance of racecraft.
Anish Damodara Shetty of Hubli, who clinched the debut Championship title in the Royal
Enfield Continental GT Cup in last edition, will be defending his title this time, while last
edition’s podium finisher Meka Vidhuraj, and Allwin Xavier, Anfal Akhdhar will give him a
tough fight among the other contenders.
Apart from the three usual categories, is the introduction of JK Tyre Presents Endurance
League Cup 2022 Powered by United CRA. Endurance race, as the name goes, test the
durability and the endurance capacity of both the man and machine. Based on the
international format of non-stop racing, the category will feature 250 cc race bikes wherein
20 teams of three drivers each will race non-stop for 60 minutes with two driver changes in
their fight for the debut title.
Speaking ahead of the 25th edition, Mr Sanjay Sharma, Head-Motorsports, JK Tyre said, “JK
Tyre has been the driver of opportunities for the growth of motorsport in India for decades.
Motorsports is engrained in our very DNA and we are extremely committed to providing the
young and budding talent a wide range of opportunities and a definite platform to grow.
Bearing testimony to our commitment is the fact that we are the only manufacturer to have
run a championship in India for 25 continuous years. We’re glad to commence the 25th
edition of this coveted championship this year and excited to continue to keep growing our
legacy. We are looking forward to blazing, neck to neck action this weekend. I wish all the
participants the very best.”
About JK Tyre Motorsport:
JK Tyre has been closely associated with the world of motorsports for almost three decades.
The company laid down a long-term plan to popularize and promote the sport in the
country. Its first target was to change the notion that this was a sport for the elite. So, it
packaged and redesigned it in a spectator-friendly way, drawing the masses to the sport. JK
Tyre’s efforts started paying dividends in just a few years’ time, with the likes of Narain
Karthikeyan and Karun Chandok going all the way to the F1 rung, the highest level of single-
seat racing in the world. Since then, a number of stars emerged, including Armaan Ebrahim,
the Maini brothers (Kush and Arjun), Anindith Reddy Konda, amongst many others. JK Tyre
Motorsports is very proud of the role it has played in bringing women into motorsports in a
big way. Apart from encouraging them to get into the sport through karting as kids, the
company also gave them opportunities in various national championships. With a vision to
promote women in motorsports, the company has curated women-centric events such as JK
Tyre WIAA Women’s Rally to Valley, JK Tyre Defence Wives Power Drive, JK Tyre-YFLO
Women’s Power Drive, JK Tyre Times Women’s Drive apart from introducing an all-women’s
team in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship to encourage women to take up to the