Colombo Supercross 2018 to be flagged off in Welisara on June 24 | Daily News

Colombo Supercross 2018 to be flagged off in Welisara on June 24

 

Colombo Supercross 2018, the motor sports event organized by the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) partnering with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR), is scheduled to be held on June 24 at the motocross and gravel racing track in Welisara.

Addressing the media at Naval Headquarters with regard to the event, the Chief of Staff of the Navy and Chairman of Colombo Supercross 2018, Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro said that the previous year’s event was a roaring success, offering the riders and drivers a challenging opportunity to hone their skills.

Further, he indicated that a large number of champion riders and drivers including ones from the tri-services are expected to take part in the forthcoming event making it one of the flagship events in SLN sporting calendar.

The Director Sports of the Sri Lanka Navy, Commodore Lasantha Gamage, Chairman Motor Sports of Sri Lanka Navy, Commodore Sunanda Kaluarachchi, Race Coordinator and SLN riding coach Gayan Sandaruwan, President of SLARDAR MK Hussen and Race Director Kiyaz Deen were also present at this occasion.

A total of 11 motorcycle and 14 motorcar events with the participation of over 120 riders and 110 drivers are expected to race their engines to unleash their skills on the gravel racing circuit at Welisara on  June 24.

The Welisara motor bike track is 1.8 km in length with jumps and bends including the longest jump in Sri Lanka in comparison to other tracks in the country.

The topography of the terrain provides excellent viewing angles to the avid fans of motor sports enabling them to catch the sight of champion riders and drivers from a higher ground level. Further, a thrilling motor sport experience is rest-assured for both contestants and fans what they can experience nowhere else in the county.

The elevated platforms on either side of the track can accommodate over 10,000 spectators with ease. The sponsors for this year’s event being Shell Lubricants Distributors, CEAT Marketing (Pvt) Ltd, Stafford Motor Co (Pvt) Ltd, LOLC General Insurance Ltd, Hutch (Pvt) Ltd, Elephant House, Causeway Paints Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, LR Motors, Lakspray – Daily milk, and Nivasie Developers (Pvt) Ltd. 


 

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