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Friday, December 14, 2012

By Manoj Kumawat

Toyota takes Etios Motor Racing to Sri Lanka

After the success of Toyota Etios Motor Racing (EMR) in India, Toyota now takes EMR to Sri Lanka to be a part of the spectacular Colombo Night Races (CNR) on the 14th and 15th of December, 2012. This is the second edition of the weekend of street races in the island country, and this year the EMR drivers/cars make their debut at the event that will also see GT3, GT4, SL-GT, Formula Mclaren’s 1300, and other international racing cars and bikes.



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The Colombo Night Races will see eight EMR drivers, all set to burn rubber on the streets of Colombo this weekend. Selected on the basis of their performance at the second EMR Exhibition Race held at Gurgaon, these drivers have been training for CNR for the past two months. The eight drivers are:  Amey S. Rane, Mezaan Anees, Yayathi Varma, Binoy John Maddela, Keith D’Souza, Hisham K P, Akhil Rabindra and Abhinay Bikkani. In addition to the eight drivers above, two Sri Lankan drivers will also drive EMR cars and battle it out with the other EMR drivers. The EMR drivers will have two rounds of races. The qualifying rounds will take place on December 14th and the races will start at 7.00 p.m. on December 15th, 2012.
It may be recalled here that Continuing the Company’s global legacy of motorsports, the EMR Series is being supported by one of the most accomplished and acclaimed engineering companies in motorsport history – TRD (Toyota Racing Development), the corporate brand from the Toyota affiliate, Toyota Technocraft Co. Ltd. The EMR Series that is slated to be held in the second half of 2013 will be based on a single-make racing championship platform. The cars will be FIA qualified with racing parts supplied by TRD, and their technical expertise will be utilized throughout the series.

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