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    All Set for Year’s Most Thrilling ‘Gajaba Supercross’

    August 08, 2014

    ‘Gajaba Supercross - 2014’, one of the most popular events in the motor racing calendar with both local and foreign riders, will be held for the 13th consecutive year at Anuradhapura Saliyapura Supercross track on Sunday (August 31).

    Major General S.W.L Daulagala, Colonel of Gajaba Regiment (GR) at a Press Conference at Nelum Pokuna,on Tuesday (5) said that the forthcoming Gajaba Supercross with more than 26 events, including the ones for children,will be competed by more than 200 reputed motor racing drivers and motor cycle riders.

    The event held with the objective of generating funds for promotion of infrastructure and welfare facilities of both disable War Heroes and those still serving is being organized in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers Association (SLADA).

    The most thrilling events would include SL-GT Cars (up to 3500cc), SL-N Standard Cars (up to 1300cc), SL-N Ford Laser/Mazda (up to 1500cc), Group MX - Motorcross Bikes (125cc - 250cc), Group SL - A Mini 7 (1000cc), Group MX - Forces Motorcross Bikes Event (125cc), etc in this CEAT - SLADA Partnership Championship - 2014.

    Flanked by GR veteran, Major General Chagi Gallage, Yoga Perera, Chairman, Autoland and SLADA, Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka Insurance (main sponsor of the event), Dusty Alahakoon, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific Brewery Lanka Limited (sub sponsor) and Ravi Dadlani, Vice President, CEAT, the Chair at the Press Conference, Major General Daulagala outlined the history of the event and remembered the founder Major General W.D.G.A Gunasekara, then Colonel of the Regiment, GR and Hans Ralf, Former President, SLADA.

    It is also expected that Santhosh, a veteran and popular racing icon from India will also take part in the ‘Gajaba Supercross - 2014’ as he did in the past years, said Yoga Perera at the press conference.

    Main sponsor, Sri Lanka Insurance and other co-sponsors, CEAT, Sri Lankan Airlines, Asia Pacific Brewery Lanka Limited, Coca Cola and a few other co-sponsors presented their sponsorship cheques symbolically to Major General S.W.L Daulagala at this occasion.

    The one who secures the highest number of points for best driving will be awarded the ‘W.D.G.A Gunasekara Rolling Trophy’ award as the ‘Best Driver’ in the tournament. Similarly, the ‘Hans Ralf Rolling Trophy’ will be awarded to the Best Rider who would snatch the highest points from motorbike events.

    One of the significant events would be the two special motorcycle racing events for young enthusiasts below 10, 13 and 16. (ST/KH)

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