Tata Motors Forays into Motorsports


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The first edition of Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail, an extreme off-roading property for Tata Motors SUV owners, concluded successfully at Taj Chandigarh. The trail was flagged off at 10:00 am from Taj Chandigarh andover 35 Tata Motors vehicles participated in the activity.
Participation of vehicles from the Tata Motors stable included the Tata Safari, Tata Xenon, Tata Sumo and Tata Aria, in both 4x4 and 4x2configurations. Each vehicle represented the toughness and ruggedness of Tata Motors vehicles. Customers from in and around Chandigarh attended the trail, maneuvering challenging routes and the rugged terrain. The track had been prepared specially for this off roading activity.

Speaking on the occasion, Anand Totla, Regional Manager, PCBU North1, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “We are delighted to host the first edition of the Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail in Chandigarh, and are overwhelmed with response and participation received from Tata Motors customers from in and around the city. Through off-roading events like this, customers not only have the opportunity to go off-roading but also experience the tough and enduring nature of Tata Motors SUVs.”

The trail comprised of various surfaces like slush beds, hills, bumpy courses, sand beds and many more. The trail was spread over two different locations near Mullanpur and it posed some exciting challenges to the participants. The participants needed to complete the trail within a maximum stipulated time, to qualify as finishers. Overall it was a very exciting experience for all the participants. Through this initiative, a total of 21 trails’ have been planned over the next few months, with each course being planned to exhibit the thrill, ruggedness, toughness and handling of Tata Motors SUV’s, in off-road conditions. Off-road enthusiasts have the opportunity to not only experience their SUVs, but will also familiarise themselves with some serious off-road driving techniques, through a quick get away, in the proximity of their respective cities.

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The first edition of Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail, an extreme off-roading property for Tata Motors SUV owners, concluded successfully at Taj Chandigarh. The trail was flagged off at 10:00 am from Taj Chandigarh andover 35 Tata Motors vehicles participated in the activity.
Participation of vehicles from the Tata Motors stable included the Tata Safari, Tata Xenon, Tata Sumo and Tata Aria, in both 4x4 and 4x2configurations. Each vehicle represented the toughness and ruggedness of Tata Motors vehicles. Customers from in and around Chandigarh attended the trail, maneuvering challenging routes and the rugged terrain. The track had been prepared specially for this off roading activity.

Speaking on the occasion, Anand Totla, Regional Manager, PCBU North1, Tata Motors Ltd. said, “We are delighted to host the first edition of the Tata Motors Full Throttle Trail in Chandigarh, and are overwhelmed with response and participation received from Tata Motors customers from in and around the city. Through off-roading events like this, customers not only have the opportunity to go off-roading but also experience the tough and enduring nature of Tata Motors SUVs.”

The trail comprised of various surfaces like slush beds, hills, bumpy courses, sand beds and many more. The trail was spread over two different locations near Mullanpur and it posed some exciting challenges to the participants. The participants needed to complete the trail within a maximum stipulated time, to qualify as finishers. Overall it was a very exciting experience for all the participants. Through this initiative, a total of 21 trails’ have been planned over the next few months, with each course being planned to exhibit the thrill, ruggedness, toughness and handling of Tata Motors SUV’s, in off-road conditions. Off-road enthusiasts have the opportunity to not only experience their SUVs, but will also familiarise themselves with some serious off-road driving techniques, through a quick get away, in the proximity of their respective cities.

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Tata Motors First Full Throttle Trail concludes in Chandigarh | WheelsUnplugged
 

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Tata Motors Full Throttle, the motorsports division of Tata Motors, has launched Blaze de Rajasthan - a new event for the off roading enthusiasts. It’s a competitive one-day off-roading rally. The first iteration of the rally will commence and culminate in Jaipur from 9th June to 10th June 2012, covering 300 km.

Tata Motors Blaze de Rajasthan rally has three categories – 2WD, 4WD and Women’s team, with participation open to all makes. All motoring enthusiast, professionals, freshers and navigators are invited to participate in this challenging activity. This action packed activity is based on TSD format - time, speed and distance; making the rally competitive and adventurous.

The terrain of Blaze de Rajasthan will encompass in-city drives, hilly tarmac sections, sandy trails, an extreme trail and tracks specially made to test the navigation skills of participants. Thar Motorsports is the program partner, for planning and execution of this event with Tata Motors organising all logistical, medical and service support for these expeditions.

Tata Motors Full Throttle recently launched two other off-roading properties, for owners of Tata Motors SUV’s, under the Full Throttle banner, called Tata Motors Full Throttle Experience and Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails. Full Throttle Experience is an off-roading expedition which spans over a number of days, with the first expedition being flagged off from New Delhi on June 22. A total of 6 Experience Expeditions have been planned over the year. Full Throttle Trails are half-day off-roading events, with a total of 21 trails.

Tata Motors launched the Tata Motors Full Throttle in February 2011, as a platform for steering the company’s participation in motor sports and allied activities. The platform also helps the company, in organising and synergising all efforts and activities, in the area of motor sports, including development and testing.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jatin Lakra, Head–Marketing-Sumo and Grande, Tata Motors said, "Rajasthan is a popular destination for off-roading and a natural choice for us to hold our first one-day off-roading rally.”
 
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Is it some kinda Mahindra Great Escape thing??

Tata had 2 rally prepped Indica's long back, number 0 and 00. Any info of them??
 
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Tata Motors Full Throttle, the motorsport division of Tata Motors, recently launched Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails, a series of half-day off-roading events for Tata Motors SUV owners. With the next trail scheduled in Ludhiana on June 17, Tata Motors Full Throttle will offer Tata Motors SUV owners in and around the city, an opportunity to take a short break from mundane day-to-day driving and explore extreme off-roading in their favourite Tata SUVs.
With over 21 trails scheduled over the next few months, the recently concluded maiden Chandigarh trail, witnessed an overwhelming response, with participation of over 35 Tata Motors SUVs. Maneuvering through some of the most challenging surfaces like slush beds, hills, bumpy courses, sand beds and many more, participants will have to complete the trail within a maximum stipulated time, to qualify as finishers. Cougar Motorsports is being roped in as the programme partner, for planning and execution of Tata Motors Full Throttle Trails.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashesh Dhar, Head Utility Vehicles, Tata Motors said, "With off-roading gaining popularity, and due to the lack of off-roading tracks, Full Throttle Trails will give enthusiasts an opportunity not only to experience the thrill, ruggedness and toughness of their Tata Motors SUVs, but will also familiarize them with some serious off-road driving techniques, in a planned and safe manner. Besides Full Throttle Trails also offers customers a quick weekend getaway, in the proximity of their respective cities.” Tata Motors Full Throttle recently launched another property under the Full Throttle banner, called Tata Motors Full Throttle Experience. Full Throttle Experience is an off-roading expedition which will span over a number of days, with the first expedition being flagged off from New Delhi on June 22, 2012.



Read more: Tata Motors announces Full Throttle trails soon in Ludhiana | WheelsUnplugged
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The 1st competitive off-roading motorsports rally, Tata Motors Blaze de Rajasthan organized by Tata Motors, successfully concluded in the Pink City of Jaipur on Sunday, June 10. The day long 300km rally was flagged-off from Hotel Fern, with over 53 vehicles of different makes, competing in a time, speed, and distance challenge. With the rally comprising of three main categories – 4WD, 2WD and Women’s team, the event saw participation from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the country.
Participants from Kashmir, two teams from Kolkata and almost 8 participants from North, South and Western India participated in the event. Participants maneuvered challenging routes and rugged terrains, prepared specially for this off-roading activity with the routes customized in-line with the experience and expectations of participants, ensuring they made the most out of their vehicles.

Speaking on the occasion, Jatin Lakra, Head–Marketing-Sumo and Grande, Tata Motors said, “We are delighted with the response and participation we have received after hosting the first edition of a competitive off-roading rally in Jaipur, from SUV and passenger car owners from across the country. Tata Motors through its motorsports division, Tata Motors Full Throttle, hopes to create and cultivate motorsports in India, by giving enthusiast a platform to experience the true capabilities of their vehicles, and to learn and discuss the thrill of motorsports.”

The terrain of Tata Motors Blaze de Rajasthan encompassed in-city drives, hilly tarmac sections, sandy trails, an extreme trail and tracks specially made to test the navigation skills of participants. Thar Motorsports was the program partner, for planning and execution of this event with Tata Motors organising all logistical, medical and service support for these expeditions.
 

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Really amazing to see a 2 ton+ vehicle like Aria doing dune bashing with ease.It really shows how capable TATA 4X4 system really is!! I for one would love to participate in such events once I get hold of my TATA SUV!!
 
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Really amazing to see a 2 ton+ vehicle like Aria doing dune bashing with ease.It really shows how capable TATA 4X4 system really is!! I for one would love to participate in such events once I get hold of my TATA SUV!!
Agree with you TATA's 4x4 expertise is unquestionable.
 
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Tata Motors has claimed a sweeping win in India's first-ever National TSD (Time-Speed-Distance) Rally Championship - FMSCI-JK Tyre Indian National TSD rally, through its motorsports team, Tata Motors Full Throttle. Tata Motors Full Throttle fielded the Tata Sumo Gold, Tata Sumo Grande, Tata Safari Dicor and the Tata Vista.

Tata Motors Full Throttle's feat was led by the husband and wife duo of Satish Gopalkrishnan and Savera D'souza, who clinched the Overall INRC TSD Championship and first place in the Pro-Expert category, catapulting Tata Motors over other reputed car manufactures. Tata Motors Full Throttle also won the Pro-Stock class, with the Bangalore-based driver-navigator pair of Chidanand Murthy and Sujith Kumar BS, while Dipali Poddar and Ipsita Das from Kolkata, won the Ladies INRC TSD Championship for Tata Motors Full Throttle.

Commenting on Tata Motors championship win, Mr. Ranjit Yadav, President, Passenger Vehicles Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, "We at Tata Motors are extremely enthused by our achievement. Motorsports is of strategic importance to any car manufacturer globally and Tata Motors is proud to have found a winning formula through this victory. It is a platform that we at Tata Motors use to improve on overall performance, safety and quality of our vehicles and is also the most effective way, to have our customers involved. Everyone likes to be part of a winning team."

Tata Motors launched Tata Motors Full Throttle in February 2011, as a platform for steering the company's participation in motor sports, including developing and testing of Tata Motors passenger vehicles. Tata Motors Full Throttle has been victorious in some of the most reputed rallies namely Desert Storm, Dakshin Dare, Raid De Himalaya, Eastern Mountain Safari rally and the Hornbill International Motor rally.
In the motorsports arena, Tata Motors works very closely with Jayem Automotive Coimbatore, achieving the highest levels of performance, from its passenger vehicles


Final Championship standings (top 3):

Overall Manufacturers Champions: Team Tata Motors

Overall:
1st place - Team Tata Motors - Satish Gopalkrishnan / Savera D'souza (78 points)
2nd place - Team Tata Motors - Karthick Maruthi / Sankar Anand (71 pts)
3rd place - Team Tata Motors - Sachin Singh / Chandrasekhar M (57 pts)

Pro-Expert:
1st place - Team Tata Motors - Satish Gopalkrishnan / Savera D'souza (78 points)
2nd place - Team Tata Motors - Karthick Maruthi / Sankar Anand (77 pts)
3rd place - Team Tata Motors - GB Girijashankar Joshy (68 pts)



Pro-Stock:
1st place - Team Tata Motors - Chidanand Murthy / Sujith Kumar BS (133 pts)
2nd place - Team Tata Motors - Shanmugam Gopalkrishnan / Venkatesh Sekar (81 pts)
3rd place - Team Tata Motors - Srikanth Gowda / Kuriakose Elias Paarel (52 pts)
Source:Tata Motors : Media : Press Releases
 

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