Entering season 4 of the T1 PRIMA TRUCK Racing Championship, Tata Motors will showcase a 1000 bhp T1 PRIMA race truck in Season 4 of the championship.
The engine of the 1000 bhp T1 race truck is being developed in collaboration with Cummins Inc. of the U.S. and Tata claims the new T1 race truck to be the most powerful truck built in India by far.
Developed to deliver power and acceleration of 0-160 km/hour within 10 seconds and a torque of 3500 Nm @ 1600 – 2200 rpm, the new T1 race truck is based on a 12 litre ISGe Cummins engine, mounted in the center of the chassis for equal weight distribution, with enhanced fuel delivery and air-flow, producing 1040 HP @ 2600 rpm. The power is managed by a new ZF 16-speed gear-box. The engine is meant to withstand high temperature & pressure that a race truck is subject to on a race track.
In India, Tata Motors and Cummins Inc., USA, have a joint venture company called Tata Cummins Pvt. Ltd., established in 1994, developing engines in the range of 75 to 400 HP, that not only comply with current and future emission norms, but are also serviceable globally. The company has its facility in Jamshedpur, aligning itself with the world-class manufacturing standards.
Season 4 will also see accomplished racers from FIA’s European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC) competing in the championship for the very first time.
The ETRC will be represented by six racers from the rest of Europe, who will compete in the PRO CLASS category alongside six British drivers from the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA), who have raced in T1 since the sport was first introduced in 2014. Among these are Spanish Antonio Albacete, three-time ETRC Champion (2005, 2006 & 2010), Hungarian Nobert Kiss, two-time ETRC Champion (2014 & 2015) and T1’s first woman driver Stephanie Halm.
In Season 4, Tata Motors has also partnered with some of the country’s leading automotive brands. These are WABCO – Official Braking Technology Partner, JK Tyre – Official Tyre Partner, Castrol – Official Lubricant Partner, Cummins – Official Engine Technology Partner and Tata Technologies – Official Technology Partner.
India’s only truck racing championship is organised by Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC), with safety and performance standards as per the guidelines of the British Truck Racing Association (BTRA). Conducted under the aegis of FIA & FMSCI, the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship will feature Tata PRIMA race trucks, built for the purpose. A one-make championship, six teams will compete in the PRO CLASS CATEGORY of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship.
Season 4 of the T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), Greater Noida.