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Toyota EMR winners go international

Team OD  | Updated: October 18, 2013, 04:20 PM IST

The Etios Motor Racing Trophy might have only run over two rounds in 2013, but the seven races that were held in the championship's inaugural season were hotly contested. And after a season of hard racing and thrilling battles, the top three drivers that emerged were Diljith, Akhil Rabindra and Varun V Anekar. The fact that they finished as the top three in the championship has earned them a seat in the Vios One Make Race in Thailand.

Vios CupTop 3 drivers in the EMR will now compete in the Vios One Make Cup, Thailand

The Indian racers will participate in the third and fourth rounds of the Vios One Make Race Championship. The third round will take place at Chiang Mai in Thailand the weekend of October 19th and 20th, while fourth round will be held on the 9th and 10th of November in Bangkok. The drivers competing in the event will receive training at the Toyota Racing School by TRD.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. N Raja, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Toyota Kirloskar Motor said, "Toyota had launched EMR in India with a promise to provide young & talented motorsport enthusiasts a platform to exhibit their skills and we have succeeded in helping these young talent find a place of their own. EMR was launched in India in 2012 and we have come a long way ever since. 2012 saw two hugely successful exhibition races at Chennai and Gurgaon, and finally an international exposure at the Colombo Night Race in December. The inaugural EMR trophy this year gave us the first winners of EMR and we are very happy to take them to Thailand for Toyota Motorsport 2013- a Toyota Racing event. This reiterates Toyota's commitment towards motorsports in India as these young EMR drivers will get an opportunity to be a part of the Vios One Make Race."

This isn't the first time the EMR drivers are being given an opportunity to race abroad. In December 2012 the drivers in the EMR were sent to compete in the Colombo Night Race in Sri Lanka.

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