After the success of Etios Motor Racing(EMR) in India, Toyota now takes EMR to Sri Lanka to be a part of the 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.
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:
1. Amey S. Rane
2. Mezaan Anees
3. Yayathi Varma
4. Binoy John Maddela
5. Keith D’Souza
6. Hisham K P
7. Akhil Rabindra
8. 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. Commenting on EMR’s participation at the International racing event, Mr. Sandeep Singh, Deputy Managing Director, Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, “EMR’s participation in Colombo Night Race will take Toyota’s racing to the next level as it will help us train our drivers and give them international exposure. We are very happy to introduce our young EMR drivers to a new format and take them overseas for the first time. Last year the Colombo Night Races was a success and we look forward to being a part the event this year.
Here, we would also like to extend our gratitude to our counterparts in Sri Lanka, Toyota Lanka Pvt. Ltd (TLPL) who have sponsored this event and have further helped us plan this event,” continued Mr. Singh. 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.