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 Post Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2005 4:03 pm 
Indian racing car for Sri Lanka

Copyright © 2005, Chennai Interactive Business Services (P) Ltd.

Coimbatore, June 18: L G Sports, manufacturers of India's premium racing cars, 'Formula LGB', today handed over a car to the Sri Lanka Motor Sports Association, which has placed orders for 10 such cars.

This is the first time that a foreign motor sports association is purchasing an Indian racing car, a company release claimed.

The car, an ideal entry formula car for youngsters moving up the ladder from the Rotax Karting Championship, was handed over to Rohan D Silva of Sri Lanka by B Vijaya Kumar, Managing Director of the company, at a function at Kari Motor Speedway, on the city ourskirts, it said.

Formula LGB is a space frame chassis powered by a 1300 CC carbureted engine, which has been modified by L G Sports, developing 85 BHP and is also the 'Premium Class', in the JK Tyre National racing championship. The car is run with special tyres manufactured and supplied by J K Tyres.

Sri Lanka was planning to buy another 10 cars within the course of this year and also procuring the special tyres from J K Tyres to use in the different categories of racing in their country, the release said.

The project was initiated by Akbar Ebrahim, CEO of LG Sports, when 30 drivers from Sri Lanka came down here to get trained under him in February last, it said.

It was hoped that in due course racing between the Indians and Sri Lankans would take place in the Formula LGB class in India as well as in Sri Lanka, the release added. (Agencies)

Published: Saturday, June 18, 2005


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