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KTM RC Cup Announced at India Cycling Week 2022: Date, Location and More

Participants will race the KTM RC 390 GP Edition; will be held from January to March 2023.

KTM will bring the RC Cup amateur racing series to India, which will begin in January 2023. The winners will have the opportunity to practice with KTM Racing experts in Austria.

We take a look at all the details that have been revealed so far:

  • Round in eight cities across India
  • Finals at Chennai’s Madras International Circuit
  • The winner will be trained with KTM Racing experts in Austria

Rounds of KTM RC Cup will be held all over India

The KTM RC Cup will be held from January to March 2023, with regional rounds taking place in eight cities – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chennai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata. Registration will open soon for the regional qualifiers. The winners selected from each city will then race at the Madras International Circuit Chennai.

Jeremy McWilliams has been announced as Race Director for the series. He is a former MotoGP racer with two podiums in the 500cc class and one win in the 250cc class. Seven-time Indian National Motor Racing Champion Emmanuel Jebaraj will also support the series.

Race entrants KTM RC 390 GP Edition

Participants will race on company-provided KTM RC version 390 GP bicycle. The GP version is mechanically identical to the updated version RC 390, with a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 373.2cc engine, making 43.5 hp and 37 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a non-slip clutch.

However, the GP Edition gets a MotoGP-inspired paint job and aesthetic additions like all-black cast alloy rims and a colored visor.

KTM RC Cup Award

The top three winners of the KTM RC Cup will visit the brand’s global headquarters in Austria, where they will receive racing training from KTM experts. They will also get to socialize with KTM Racing factory athletes and participate in a MotoGP race.

“Racing is at the core of KTM’s DNA and with the RC trophy we are launching the largest amateur racing platform in India. We want the best racing talent to compete here and have the opportunity to be trained by the best from KTM,” said Sumeet Narang, President (Probiking) at Bajaj Auto Ltd.

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