WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE: WBC), a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced today that it has renewed its commitment to Tata Motors’ T1 PRIMA Truck Racing Championship in 2016 for the third year in a row. WABCO will continue to serve as the official Braking Technology Partner to India’s premier truck racing event, introduced in 2014. Tata Motors will host Season 3 of its Championship on March 20, 2016 at the internationally renowned Buddh International Formula 1 Circuit in Greater Noida, India.
For the first time in its history, the T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship will feature two races called “Super Class” specifically with drivers from India to help promote the profession of truck driving in the country. In addition, the racing event will continue to showcase experienced international drivers as part of two “Pro Class” races representing six teams and twelve of Tata Motors’ state-of-the-art PRIMA Model 4038.S trucks.
As in previous years, WABCO will provide all competing trucks with a range of innovative products drawn from its portfolio of industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies, including WABCO’s high-performance air management system and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) in addition to high-output, modular compressor technology, advanced air actuation systems, Integrated Pedal Unit (IPU) and other braking components.
“Over the past 50 years WABCO has provided industry-leading safety and efficiency technologies to Tata Motors, India’s market leader in commercial vehicles,” said Mr. P. Kaniappan, Vice President, WABCO INDIA. “We joined Tata Motors from Day 1 when the company launched India’s premier truck racing event. Today, WABCO continues to proudly serve as the Championship’s official Braking Technology Partner. We are excited to demonstrate the high performance of our products in one of the most challenging operating environments for heavy duty trucks – on the race track.”
“WABCO has been a trusted partner to Tata Motors for decades,” said Mr. Ravi Pisharody, Executive Director, Commercial Vehicles, Tata Motors Limited. “We greatly value WABCO’s world-class engineering capabilities and advanced technologies that help to improve the safety, efficiency and reliability of Tata trucks on both the race track and on roads across India.”
WABCO was the first company to introduce ABS to the global commercial vehicles industry with more than 17 million systems sold worldwide to-date. ABS significantly improves the stability and steerability of commercial vehicles even in the most extreme of braking conditions. WABCO ABS ensures balanced braking and reduces stopping distance of commercial vehicles, which is a paramount safety factor in both race and everyday traffic environments. In addition, WABCO’s innovative high-output compressor technologies and air processing systems improve the efficiency of vehicles.
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