KTM is bringing its RC Cup amateur racing series to India, which will kick off in January 2023. Winners will earn the chance to train with KTM Racing experts in Austria.
We take a look at all the details that been revealed so far:
- Rounds in eight cities across India
- Finale at Chennai’s Madras International Circuit
- Winners will get to train with KTM Racing experts in Austria
KTM RC Cup rounds to be held across India
The KTM RC Cup will be held from January to March 2023, with regional rounds across eight cities – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Registrations will open soon for the regional qualifiers. Select winners from each city will then race at the Madras International Circuit Chennai.
Jeremy McWilliams has been announced as Race Director for the series. He’s a former MotoGP racer with two podiums to his name in the 500cc class and a win in the 250cc class. Seven-time Indian National Motorcycle Racing Champion Emmanuel Jebaraj will also support the series.
Participants to race the KTM RC 390 GP Edition
Participants will race on company-provided KTM RC 390 GP Edition bikes. The GP Edition is mechanically identical to updated RC 390, with a 373.2cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine making 43.5hp and 37Nm. The engine is mated to 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
The GP Edition does, however, get a MotoGP-inspired paint scheme and cosmetic additions like all-black cast alloy rims and a tinted visor.
KTM RC Cup prizes
The top three winners of the KTM RC Cup will get to visit the brand’s global headquarters in Austria where they’ll receive race training from KTM experts. They’ll also get to interact with KTM Racing factory athletes and attend a MotoGP race.
“Racing is core to KTM’s DNA and with RC cup we would be launching the biggest amateur racing platform in India yet. We look forward to the best of racing talent competing here and get a chance to be trained by the best from KTM,” said Sumeet Narang, president (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd.