Tata Motors has announced the commencing of driver training and selection program for T1 Prima racing championship. The announcement comes roughly two months prior to the Season III of championship, which will be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on March 20, 2016. In line with its announcement to recruit Indian drivers, Tata Motors recently held an event to provide an insight into how 12 Indian drivers will race at BIC. They are being trained, and will run a race at the BIC separate of the chamionship race, which will continue to host experienced international drivers representing six teams, featuring 12 Tata Prima race trucks built for the purpose. This is being done, according to sources in the know of the development, to let the Indian race drivers to get a hang of what it is like to race a truck. While the drivers are said to have been recruited from various Tata fleet operators, the objective of the whole exercise continues to be to turn the profession of truck driving into one that is aspirational.

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