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VW Ameo Cup 2019: Intense fitness camp helps prepare drivers for Kari Motor Speedway season-opener

Team OD  | Published: May 22, 2019, 04:49 PM IST

In preparation for the first round of the 2019 Ameo Cup to be held at the Kari Motor Speedway from June 22 to 23, Volkswagen Motorsport had organised a two-day fitness camp at its Pune facility.

The drivers underwent a two-day training programme on to help develop their mental and physical strength

Through this event, the outfit wanted to get a sense of the drivers' fitness levels and help them achieve the fitness needed for the race track.  The drivers had to undergo multiple sessions on posture correction, diet and nutrition. The training sessions were also meant to enhance their performance with prehab and rehab training.

The first day began with counselling sessions with fitness coaches Brent Wood Townend and Stuart Dolman. They conducted bio-mechanics and basic conditioning tests for racers along with Body Composition Analysis. Drivers then received demonstrations on the basics of calisthenics to help with fitness and smoother movements. The next day, there were interactive sessions with Prehab 21 on rehab training and postural corrections. This teaches racers how to proactively prevent injuries and keep their neck, core and wrists safe. This was followed by a yoga session and a Technique and Form Correction session by an IFBB Pro Gold Medalist and Power Lifter Tejaswini Pandit.

The 2019 Ameo Cup drivers at the fitness session organised by Volkswagen Motorsport India

Sirish Vissa, head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said, "Motorsport is an extremely demanding sport, both physical and mentally. To cope with the rigours of the sport, the racers need a high level of preparedness and focus. We have an excellent collaboration with MultiFit, which is a renowned health and fitness studio. We wanted our racers to learn from the experts at MultiFit and apply the learnings of the two days over the course of their upcoming racing season." He added, "The 2019 season will be another inspiring and captivating season for us. Entering the 10th year of Volkswagen Motorsport in India is a huge milestone for us. I am looking forward to a very exciting season with the current crop of Ameo Cup racers, and in watching Dhruv Mohite, our 2018 champion, take on the grid in the ITC championship."

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