The Buddh International Circuit has been already inspected and received a go signal from Mr. Whiting who was here as the safety delegate. From the infrastructure to the safety measures, all have been approved 2 months prior to the event’s inauguration.
The latest buzz about Formula One says that Mahindra & Mahindra has made an announcement on its association with Buddh International Circuit. As a part of the same Mahindra will provide 25 intervention and support vehicles over the next five years and the car who will take this privilege is our popular Mahindra Scorpio.
Not just for the Formula One but for all other motorsport events, Mahindra will provide this fleet of Scorpios. Of these 25 vehicles 10 will be Scorpio VLX (4 wheel drive) and 15 Scorpio Getaway 4WD. In return BIC will support Mahindra’s very popular ‘Adventure Initiative’ throughout the venture span.
We all know how rugged and reliable Mahindra Scorpio is and its continuous performances on the city roads as well as challenging rally terrains have made this car the ultimate choice in the SUV segment. Coming to the specifications of the two models that will be seen at the upcoming motorsport events, the Scorpio VLX is equipped with a 2.2 Litre mHawk engine delivering 120 BHP of max power and max torque of 290 Nm @ 1800-2800 RPM. The more styled Scorpio Getaway sports a 2.6 Litre CRDI diesel engine churning out 115 BHP @ 3800 RPM and 283 Nm @ 1700-2200 RPM.
Vivek Nayer, Senior Vice President – Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, at the event said, “We are extremely proud to be associated with the world class Buddh International Circuit for the Formula 1TM Indian Grand Prix. The unique characteristics of the Scorpio – tough, rugged, and powerful – make it ideally suited to be the official intervention vehicle for all motor racing events at the BIC which is the global showcase for cutting edge automotive technology and motor sport thrills in India”
Further Mr. Nayer added, “Promoting motorsports through our Mahindra ‘Adventure Initiatives’ is at the very core of our Brand, and this association with BIC is further testimony to this fact. Our endeavour has always been to establish a stronger connect with auto enthusiasts and customers looking for fun and adventure.”
Showing his content Mr. Sameer Gaur, MD and CEO, Jaypee Sports International Limited said, “We’re happy to have tied up with Mahindra & Mahindra for getting intervention vehicles that will be used during all motor sports at the Buddh International Circuit including the Formula 1TM races over the next 5 years. M&M is known for its robust and reliable engineering and we’re sure their vehicles will provide excellent service at our track.”
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