Walawalkar, Banajee first Indians for CIK-FIA Championship event

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Mumbai, Dec 12 (UNI) Ameya Walawalkar and Rayomand Banajee, India's leading karting drivers, the 2007 champions of the MRF-MAI Indian National Karting Championships, are being sent to Macau by the Motorsports Association of India to participate in the CIK FIA Asia Pacific Championship 2007 on December 15 and 16, 2007.

Walawalkar and Banajee will be participating in the KF1 class, the top level of karting in the world and will be driving the Tony Kart, manufactured by one of the best chassis suppliers in the world, with a CIK homologated Vortex engine. The Vortex engine is a 125cc 2 stroke liquid cooled engine, producing around 40-45 bhp, which is 10-15 bhp more than the Rotax karts, the fastest raced on Indian soil so far, a media release issued here today stated.

Walawalkar and Banajee, the best among Indian drivers will be competing against 30 of the best drivers from Europe and Asia.

The Automovel Clube de Macau-China (ACMC), the ASN, has provided the Asian drivers full support, including supplying the karts and engines for them to drive. The MAI has supported the drivers by paying their entry fees and International licence fees.

Walawalkar and Banajee will reach Macau on Wednesday. Practice begins on Thursday and Friday, with qualifying heats and races on Saturday and Sunday, the release added.


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