Mr. Sanjay, thank you so much for your time. I wanted to interview you because I, being a long distance rider, am taking part in the JK Championship for the second time and you take care of the Motorsports division. So, here’s my first question. JK Tyre was initially associated majorly with passenger car tyres and such. What made you people think up the championship and was there any other motorsports event before the championship? Firstly, the credit for most of the motorsport activities be it carting or rallying, it goes to MRF because the initiative was theirs. But besides that, JK Tyre is the one who has kind of invested and created all the properties. Starting from rallying. We graduated to racing and brought karting into India and then the off-roading. We were the initial sponsors endurance events too, be it Raid de Himalaya or Desert Storm. Is the scenario still the same in regards to your presence? Yes, but not like the earlier days. Initially we were partners of the … [Read more...] about #inConversation with Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head of Corporate Communication and Motorsport, JK Tyre.
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While Australian team Monash Motorsport scored a memorable 1-3 with its combustion car winning the event outright and its electric car team coming third behind Oxford Brookes Racing, one of the main talking points at this year’s event was the creation and introduction of a driverless element to the competition. The vehicles will be provided by StreetDrone, a company that has been set up by Mark Preston who is very well known in motor racing circles as a former Formula 1 technical director and currently the team principal of the TECHEETAH Formula E team. The StreetDrone ONE is an autonomous vehicle (AV) platform designed to open up self-driving technology to educational institutions, as well as programmers and developers outside the traditional car industry. The basis of the car is the Renault Twizy hatchback that has been modified to include 360 degree cameras, laser sensors, customisable panels and a fully customisable operating system. However, for Formula Student, it has come … [Read more...] about Driverless cars coming to Formula Student
The 2018 Formula One season has so far been filled with unpredictability and littered with dramatic races. Coming into this weekend's Monaco Grand Prix we are five races down, so now have a decent idea of the teams' and drivers' strengths and weaknesses. With that, we present our first mid-season driver ratings (a half-term report if you will), rating all 20 of the field from A to F. On the report card are their total points and placing, points per finish, how they fare in the qualifying battle versus their team-mate and an overall grade. Some of the field definitely deserve an A for effort, while others have underachieved, disappointing themselves and their teams. There have definitely been a few instances of drivers needed to go and sit in the corner and think about what they've done. Who is the straight-A student? Who must try harder? And who needs to do their homework? Mercedes Lewis Hamilton It was a difficult start to the season for the current world … [Read more...] about F1 driver report card: five races in, who is a straight-A student and who needs to try harder?
Within the pomp and glory of this week's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, is an age-old institution looking to re-set its place in the world? Its future could be a bright one if the UK works with India – and the man of the moment, Prime Minister Narenda Modi – to capture the imagination of the next generation around what the Commonwealth can achieve.The Commonwealth needs to reinvent itself if it wants to become a multilateral institution with global currency. This is against the backdrop where multilateral institutions across the world are struggling to stay relevant. President Trump's disdain for the US' contributions to NATO taskforces and the suspicion levelled at the EU by parts of the British political left and right show that these organisations are under fire to show how they can achieve more than solely the sum of their combined efforts. It is clear that multilateral organisations cannot continue as they have done.Yet the Commonwealth is a huge force to be … [Read more...] about It is time to reinvent the Commonwealth with India at its centre
Motorsport reaches over 194 countries worldwide (based on a 2017 Nielson Sports survey) and aside from the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup, there are few other sports with such global appeal. This exposure and enthusiasm for Motorsport is set to increase as the connectivity of modern technology continues to shrink the world. However, with trends, opinions and technology changing so fast, the question is how will the industry adapt to survive? Fan Engagement The revolution of social media has dramatically changed the IP of Motorsport content, as anyone can now upload videos and pictures to the wider audience, so broadcasters have less control over what people see. They also have to offer their viewers additional coverage, such as ‘behind the scenes’ technical content which today’s fans, especially the younger generation, have a huge appetite for. Of course, a balance has to be struck between producing technical coverage whilst retaining confidential information, but … [Read more...] about The Future of the Motorsport Industry