Mahindra Racing to field team in FIM CEV International Ch`ship
New Delhi: After pitting its teams in the prestigious Moto GP and CIV Italian Moto3 Championship, Mahindra Racing will now also compete in FIM CEV International Championship, a road racing event in Spain, this season.
Mahindra Racing has been competing as a factory team in the Moto3 World Championship, a part of the MotoGP series, since its inception in 2012. The same year they entered the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV).
"The addition of two further bikes in the CEV programme is aimed to assist with the development and set-up of the MGP3O, while also giving Mahindra the opportunity to assess some exciting new racing talent," a release said.
17-year-old Spanish rider Albert Arenas and 15-year-old Italian Stefano Manzi will ride for the team in CEV. Arenas was a race winner in the CEV Championship in 2013 while ex-Red Bull Rookie Manzi won a race in the CIV Italian Moto3 Championship.
"Our new involvement in the CEV series is an exciting addition to our growing racing programme," said SP Shukla, Chairman of Mahindra Racing.
"In addition to the technical benefits, it gives us the chance to keep an eye on new emerging talent in motorcycle racing. Mahindra?s corporate philosophy of ?Rise? is perfectly embodied in this new initiative which seeks to help realize the potential of young riders. We will be keeping a close eye on the progress of Albert and Stefano in Spain."
Mahindra Racing?s World Championship season gets underway on Sunday 23 March in Qatar while the CEV International Championship begins on 6 April in Jerez.