Mahindra is all ready to debut in the International racing championship, MotoGP.
Mahindra Group has made an official announcement for their participation in the 2011 Grand Prix racing. Mahindra will be the first Indian manufacturer to enter the MotoGP world championship. Mahindra will start racing in the 125 GP championship which is entry level and later they will compete in the upper level.
Mahindra Racing team has chosen two riders, Marcel Schotter and Danny Webb. Danny Webb, English rider, will be racing in his 5th 125 GP season with Mahindra Racing, the first Indian manufacturer to be seen in the GP racing.
Managing Director and vice chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra is very prestigious and feels pride as Mahindra will be representing India in an international racing platform MotoGP which is considered to be the most celebrated two wheel race event.
Mahindra will be competing with manufacturers who are best in class, and presence of Mahindra in such an event will provide with a platform to showcase strengths in IT and engineering domains.
MotoGP is the ultimate test of talent coming from both the riders and manufacturers in the racing world and is also has a trendy following.
Anand also sees this as an opportunity where he can take the Mahindra brand to a global level.
In India Mahindra is popularly known for its SUV’s and pickup trucks and is also among India’s largest automotive manufacturers. In 2008 Mahindra entered the Indian two wheeler segment to be more precise India’s high volume entry level motorcycle segment by launching couple of models. Mahindra in 2008 had purchased Kinetic Motor Company and in the same year they also acquired Engines Engineering, an Italian based race engineering company. Engines Engineering has experience in the 125 GP racing since 2003 and now they will be providing technical expertise to Mahindra Race team.
One of their racers Webb has overall record of finishing at 10th in 2010. In the Indianapolis Grand Prix he had completed the season with a best of six position.
Webb will be put his experience to work on the track this year for the new but ambitious team Mahindra Racing 2011. Webb also expresses his feelings to be privileged as he races for a team which is the first Indian team to enter this stage.
With Mahindra participating in International sport there is a real buzz at this moment and India will be getting its new sport, Moto Racing.
Marcel Schrotter who marked his first season in the Grand Prix racing 2010 showed an average finish with 12th position.
We can soon expect to see Mahindra’s racing efforts with its 125cc race motorcycles.