Wins Car Team Championship and Champion Rider trophy as 2015 racing season nears finishing line
CEAT Racing team stamped its authority at the Gajaba Supercross, annexing the Car Team Champion and the Champion Rider trophies after its members achieved 15 podium finishes.
Ace rider Jacques Gunawardana won Race 1 in the Group MX over 175cc up to 250cc and took second place in Race 2 of the same category to be adjudged Champion Rider, while the six second places won by CEAT’s drivers led by Upulwan Serasinghe, Janaka Dias and Ushan Perera secured the team the Car Team Championship.
A feature of the team’s performance at the Gajaba Supercross was that all CEAT drivers who competed in the SLGT Cars up to 3500cc events achieved podium finishes.
The CEAT Racing Team for the 2015 racing season comprises of ace drivers Upulwan Serasinghe, Janaka Dias, Pasindu Peiris, Ushan Perera, Lalin Kirinda, Prasanna De Alwis, Lt. Colonel Duminda Jayasinghe, Lt. Colonel Indu Samarakoon and motorcycle racers Jacques Gunawardana and Sampath Kumara.
The team races under CEAT colours at the six race meets conducted by SLADA for the annual CEAT/SLADA Championship, and has performed consistently at the Foxhill Supercross, Gunners’ Supercross and Sigirya Rally Cross. With just the Cavalry Supercross and the Rotherham Katukurunda Circuit Meet, the CEAT Racing Team is one of the top contenders for the 2015 Car Team Championship.
CEAT Kelani Holdings is the title sponsor of the annual CEAT/SLADA Championship and also supports many of the racing events organised by the Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Air Force.
A global tyre brand whose credentials are built on performance, CEAT is the highest selling brand in Sri Lanka’s radial tyre market. Present in 110 countries and now headquartered in India, CEAT is an acronym that stands for Cavi Electrici Affini Torino, or Electrical Cables & Allied Products of Turin, with origins that date back to 1924 in Italy.