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Goa to host fourth leg of MRF National Supercross-2006 on Sunday

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Panaji, Oct 25 (UNI) Goa will host the fourth leg of the prestigious MRF National Supercross on Sunday in the capital city.

Followed by the 4th round in Goa, the championshop will move for the penultimate round to Baroda and the grand finale in Bangalore in December.

Pune-based Superstrek, which had pioneered holding the two-wheeler and four-wheeler races under the aegis of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, is organising the event in collaboration with the Automotive Sports Association of Goa (ASAG).

Interacting with media persons here this evening, Sportstrek President Shyam Kothari and ASAG chief Asif Ahmed said the event carried more than Rs 1.25 lakh prize money for each of the six rounds to be held this year.

''It is the highest prize money ever announced in the country for the sport so far,'' they said.

The track has already been designed by Mr Pratap Bhagwat and Mr Ashok Yande in comfirmity with the requirements. It measures about 750 metres and consists of a combination of 4 single, 6 double and 2 triple jumps, one tabletop of about 120 ft and a mix of Berms and sections of Whoop de doos.

About 100 entries are expected for the event. Although, TVS racing dominated the podium last year, Yamaha hit the practice tracks with gusto in a bid to overturn the points table this year.

This event will boast of a vast number of foreign machines such as Honda's, Yamaha's, Suzuki's, Kawasaki's, KTM's and the indigenous TVS in ther foreign motorcycles class.

Other than these, India's own street bikes like the TVS Shoguns, TVS Fieros and Victors, Yamaha YBX's, Crux and RXG's Honda Unicorns and the Bajap's Pulsars.

MRF Tyre Company is the title sponsor for the championship with TVS Motor Company Limited and the Indian Oil Corporation and Kalyani Brakes Limited sponsors.

The participants will be battling it out on track for honors in 8 categories depending on the capacity of the vehicles participating.

There will be a sepatate class for the riders of Goa(LocalClass-7)who will be allowed tomodify the motorcycles with foreign or Indian components as per norms.

The scrutiny for this round is scheduled for Friday and the track would be thrown open for practice later.

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