JK Tyres the leaders in Tyre manufacturing and the pioneers in developing motorsports landscape in the country, in association with Meco Motorsports India’s No. 1 motorsports management enterprise who are instrumental in developing the best motorsports talent in the country who are now competing in a global arena. Both the teams together for the year 2019, have crafted a unique platform for the Girls to be on Track and launched their 1st edition of GIRLS ON TRACK, along with DARE TO BE DIFFERENT and GIRLS ON 2 WHEELER. An exclusive platform created to develop and nurture young talented girls to prove to the world that they ‘Dare to be Different’. These events will be held across India to select the best of the best talent, who may one day prove to be a successful motorsports athlete in the world.
The JK Tyre National Karting Championship offered a real boost to the efforts the company undertook in taking the sport to the masses. The company introduced the discipline in 1997 and patronized tracks in seven cities across India and thereafter developed a karting series in 2000. The introduction of the amatuer level of karting with the recreational 4-stroke engines in the same year marked a historic moment for motorsport with the explicit objective of infusing young talent into the sport. Starting out with entry level karts mounted with four-stroke recreation kart engines for beginners, the concept of regional rounds culminating in the National Go Karting Championship was introduced for the first time in the country.
Once karting was established, JK Tyre took another leap forward and in 2005 became the Title Sponsor for the JK Tyre National Rotax Max Karting Championship in association with Meco Motorsports, the Promoters & Organizers of the Championship. The winners of the JK Tyre Rotax Max National Karting Championship are selected to represent the country at the Rotax Max World Finals held every year.
Keeping in tune with its philosophy of developing the sport at the grassroots level, the karting championship in the country evolved into a competition with a three-tier structure consisting of nine classes namely the Rotax Micro, Junior & Senior Class, the X30 Mini, Junior & Senior Class and the Amatuer Level Junior, Senior & Girls Class, all sponsored by JK Tyre has become the pipeline for supplying drivers for higher forms of domestic racing.