Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup: How to participate

    Online registrations for Royal Enfield’s new Continental GT Cup one-make racing series are now open.

    Published On Sep 22, 2021 04:26:00 PM


    Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup: How to participate

    Royal Enfield has announced the new Continental GT Cup for India. The retro motorcycle racing series is aiming to make track racing accessible to new as well as experienced racers. Registrations open today, so if you’re interested in participating, read on for details on eligibility criteria, registration fees and more.

    • Online registrations close on September 30
    • Series will feature track-spec Continental GT 650
    • Royal Enfield to launch track schools

    Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup: what is it?

    The Continental GT Cup will debut at the 2021 JK National Racing Championship. This will be a one-make series, featuring a race-prepped version of the Continental GT 650.

    The track-spec Continental GT-R650 features some modifications to make it race ready. These include a bespoke stainless steel exhaust that Royal Enfield says is tuned to give 12 percent more power. There’s a stiffer race-tuned suspension (both front and rear), lowered race clip-on handlebars, rear-set foot pegs, specially designed fairing and belly pan for improved aerodynamic performance and JK race tyres. It is also 24kg lighter as it only keeps essentials required for racing.

    Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup dates

    A total of four rounds will take place, with each round comprising two races. Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will be held at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore on October 21-24, November 18-21 and December 2-5, respectively. The final round will be at the Buddh International Circuit on January 13-16, 2022.

    But there is an extensive selection process before that. Online registrations open today and no entries will be accepted after 5pm on September 30. Out of all registrations, 100 eligible riders will make it to the Rider Selection Programme at the Kari Motor Speedway on October 18-19. Out of these, 18 of the fastest riders will be shortlisted for the championship.

    Those interested can head here to register for the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup.

    Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup eligibility

    Participants have to be 18 years or older as on January 1, 2021. They’ll also have to provide the following documents in order to be eligible to participate:

    1. Track School participation certificate / proof
    2. FMSCI accredited race participation certificate / proof
    3. Track Day participation certificate / proof / pay and practice receipt
    4. FMSCI 2W Race Licence
    5. COVID-19 vaccination certificate – two doses administered before Rider Selection Programme
    6. Medical fitness certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner

    Selected riders will need to bring their helmet, gloves and boots (all certified for track use) to the Rider Selection Programme.

    Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup fees

    The online registration is free of charge. All those who receive an invitation for the Rider Selection Programme will have to pay Rs 2,500, plus 18 percent GST to book their slots online.

    The 18 selected finalists will have to make an advance payment of Rs 20,000, plus 18 percent GST, as a rider entry fee for all four rounds by 5pm on October 20.

    Track schools

    Royal Enfield has also announced that it will introduce track schools across India after the Continental GT Cup finale. These track schools will provide easy and professional training access to eager enthusiasts.

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