The CEAT Racing team’s chances of retaining its status as car team champions in 2015 received a boost when the team achieved 21 podium finishes at the Gunners Supercross conducted by the Sri Lanka Auto-sports Drivers Association (SLADA).
Members of the team secured five second places, seven third places, seven fourth places and two fifth places at this race meet, garnering valuable championship points. Everyone of the 11 racers on the team achieved podium finishes at the Gunners Supercross worked out at the Artillery Complex, Minneriya, with Upulwan Serasinghe securing second place in four events.
The CEAT Racing Team for the 2015 racing season comprises of ace drivers Upulwan Serasinghe, Janaka Dias, Pasindu Peiris, Ushan Perera, Shashika Lakmal Wijerathna, Lalin Kirinda, Prasanna de Alwis, Lt. Col. Duminda Jayasinghe, Lt. Col. Indu Samarakoon and motorcycle racers Jacques Gunawardana and Sampath Kumara.
The team races under CEAT colours has performed consistently at the events already conducted for the 2015 trophy — the Foxhill Supercross and Gunners’ Supercross. The remaining race meets for the year are the Sigiriya Supercross, Cavalry Supercross, Gajaba Supercross and the Rotherham Katukurunda Circuit Meet.
All of these race meets include the Ford Laser/Mazda 1300cc and 1500cc ‘One Make’ racing events, at which all competing drivers race on CEAT radial tyres. CEAT Kelani Holdings is the principal sponsor of these One Make races, in addition to being the title sponsor of the annual CEAT-SLADA Championship.