The Continental GT Cup will be India’s first retro motorcycle racing format.
Royal Enfield is set to enter track racing with the first-ever ‘Continental GT Cup’ racing series.
The Continental GT Cup will be India’s first retro motorcycle racing format. It has been launched in partnership with JK Motorsport. The first race will be held at the JK Tyre National Racing Championship in October 2021.
The track version of the Continental GT will be called the GT-R650. The bike gets numerous modifications, including a stiffer suspension, clip-on handlebars, rear-set footpegs and a sports exhaust that is said to improve performance by 12%. The bike also gets a café racer style fairing and weighs 24 kg less than the road bike. The bike will be equipped with soft compound race tyres by JK Tyres.
Registration for the Continental GT Cup is open from September 22-30. 100 eligible riders will be invited for the Rider Selection Programme to be held at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on October 18 and 19.
18 riders will be selected to take part in the Continental GT Cup. A total of four rounds will be held starting in October. The grand finale will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in January 2022.
Royal Enfield will also introduce track schools in India with an aim to provide easy and professional training to enthusiasts.
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