Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup: Entry Guide
Posted Sep 22, 2021 4:26:00 PM
Online registrations for the new Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup single-make racing series are now open.
Royal Enfield announced the new Continental GT Cup for India. The retro motorcycle racing series aims to make track racing accessible to both novice and experienced riders. Registrations open today, so if you’re interested in participating, read on for details on eligibility criteria, registration fees and more.
- Online registration closes on September 30
- The series will feature the Continental GT 650 track
- Royal Enfield to launch athletics schools
Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup: what is it?
The Continental GT Cup will make its debut at the 2021 JK National Racing Championship. It will be a single-make series, with a race-ready version of the Continental GT 650.
The track-spec Continental GT-R650 has a few tweaks to make it race-ready. These include a bespoke stainless steel exhaust which Royal Enfield says is tuned to give 12% more power. engine guard for improved aerodynamic performance and JK racing tires. It is also 24 kg lighter because it only keeps the essentials necessary for the race.
Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup dates
A total of four rounds will be held, with each round comprising two races. Rounds 1, 2 and 3 will take place at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore from October 21-24, November 18-21 and December 2-5, respectively. The final will take place on the international Buddh circuit from January 13 to 16, 2022.
But there is a long selection process before that. Online registrations open today and no registrations will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on September 30. Out of all entries, 100 eligible riders will participate in the rider selection program at Kari Motor Speedway on October 18-19. Of these, 18 of the fastest riders will be shortlisted for the championship.
Those interested can go here to register for the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup.
Eligibility for the Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup
Participants must be 18 years of age or older as of January 1, 2021. They will also need to provide the following documents to be eligible:
- Certificate / proof of attendance at the track school
- FMSCI accredited race participation certificate / proof
- Track Day participation certificate / proof / receipt of payment and training
- FMSCI 2W racing license
- COVID-19 vaccination certificate – two doses administered before the rider selection program
- Certificate of medical fitness issued by a licensed physician
Selected riders will be required to bring their helmets, gloves and boots (all certified for track use) to the rider selection program.
Royal Enfield Continental GT Cup Fees
Online registration is free. Anyone who receives an invitation for the rider selection program will have to pay Rs 2,500, plus 18% GST to reserve their slots online.
The 18 finalists selected will be required to pay a deposit of Rs 20,000, plus 18% GST, as a runner registration fee for the four rounds before 5pm on October 20th.
Royal Enfield has also announced that it will be introducing athletics schools across India after the Continental GT Cup final. These track schools will provide easy and professional access to training for enthusiastic enthusiasts.
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