KTM Orange Day returns to Mumbai in 2013

After a successful outing last year, KTM returned to Mumbai with its second edition of Orange Day to pump the adrenaline of its customers with some racing action and also showcased the race-spec 350...
Aerial shot of the track

 

 

KTM is renowned for its exploits in the world of motorsports and to give its customers a feel of racing the Orange Day was held at the parking lot of Inorbit Mall, Malad in Mumbai. This was the second time the event was organised in Mumbai and even with soggy humidity levels and high temperatures more than 200 KTM owners turned up for the event. The main objective of the Orange Day is to give the KTM owners a common platform on which they can race their machines in a safe environment and also to improve camaraderie among them.

 

 

Rider clinic in progress

 

 

Once the registrations were over a special rider clinic was held for the participants. Since for most of the contestants this was their first time racing the clinic helped them learn the basics of racing and details like riding postures and racing lines. Post the racing clinic riders were given a sighting lap around the track so that they could get a feel of the track layout after which the instructors did a demonstration lap.

 

 

Riders line up before the start

 

 

Now it was time to race and it was an action packed event with few crashes and slips and some brilliant overtaking. The number of contestants was limited to 42 and riders were distributed into a group of six riders each. Top two finishers from each group qualified for the next round. For the final rounds, top two finishers of each group were divided into two groups A and B. It was a hard fought and intriguing final race which was eventually won by Sher Badsha Khan in group A and Sachin Khagle in group B. To add more spice to the event the winners of the finals were stacked up against the winners of the last year, which was won by Sachin Khagle who was crowned the Duke of Mumbai. 

 

by Arun Mohan Nadar Posted on 26 Feb 2013
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