Krishnan Rajini to race in World Endurance Championship

Last Updated: Nov 10, 2010, 22:08 PM IST

Chennai : Chennai lad and country`s leading biker Krishnan Rajini will become the first Indian to race in the FIM World Endurance two-wheeler championship on Saturday
in Doha, Qatar.

Representing Vijay Mallya led Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India and donning the colours of Bangalore based Red Rooster team, Rajini would astride a Suzuki GSX R 1000cc in the event along with a Chinese and an Indonesian in his team.

The qualifying races would be held on Thursday.

The championship has taken an all-new dimension with this event featuring 42 teams in the grid - creating a new record in the whole history of the Endurance World Championship.

"Despite the world economic crisis, the Qtel FIM Endurance World Championship has been getting stronger day after day," a press release by Shivakumar of the PR Firm of
Rajini said.

BMW joined the championship with great ambition, with four permanent teams racing on the new S 1000 RR, like the official Michelin BMW team and the semi-official Penz13.com.

Amongst the contenders for the 2010 title are former world champion teams the SERT, Suzuki Endurance Racing Team and the Yamaha France GMT 94.

The competition has also been on the tyres suppliers side, as Japanese manufacturer Bridgestone has joined the battle alongside three other brands, Dunlop, Michelin and
Pirelli.

PTI