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Bengaluru gears up for JK Tyre Vroom this weekend

IANS logoIANS 28-04-2017

Held under the aegis of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), JK Tyre Vroom 2017 will witness super bikes ranging from Suzuki GSX 1000 to BMW 1000RR and Yamaha R6 to Ducati 1299 Panigale; car lovers can hope to watch Lamborghinis and Bentleys, Audis and Porsches fly over the quarter mile stretch at the majestic Jakkur Aerodrome on the outskirts of the city.

Most of the top quarter mile racers, including Partab Jayaram and Joel Joseph in four-wheelers and Zubair Ali Jung and Rizwan Khan in two-wheelers, will try to assert their supremacy over the weekend.

"This is the biggest quarter mile event in the country," Sanjay Sharma, President of JK Motorsports explained.

"Fans can see some of the fastest racers go full throttle on a number of amazing bikes and cars," he added.

Quarter mile racing, known as drag racing, is an extremely popular sport in the world, with two drivers competing against each other on a straight stretch over a quarter of a mile (approximately 402 metres).

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