Colombo Supercross at Welisara on December 1 | Sunday Observer

Colombo Supercross at Welisara on December 1

Director Motor Sports Navy Rear Admiral N. Heenatigala second from left receiving the Hutch Sri Lanka sponsorship from Chief Executive Officer Hutchison Telecommunication Thirukumar Nadarasa. Also in the picture are Commodore J.P. Premaratne and Commodore S.B. Kaluarachchi.  	                                                                                                    Picture by Thilak Perera
Director Motor Sports Navy Rear Admiral N. Heenatigala second from left receiving the Hutch Sri Lanka sponsorship from Chief Executive Officer Hutchison Telecommunication Thirukumar Nadarasa. Also in the picture are Commodore J.P. Premaratne and Commodore S.B. Kaluarachchi. Picture by Thilak Perera

The final stage of the Hutch Super Series, the Colombo Supercross organized by Navy along with Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR) is set to flag off on December 1 on the gravel track at Welisara.

Director General Services of the Navy, Rear Admiral N. Heenatigala addressing the media said that the Colombo Supercross which was due to held a few months ago had to be postponed due to security reasons.

As the situation was back to normal SLARDAR came up with the idea to hold the meet on this day. As this is the final stage the Navy Motor Sports Committee decided to conduct the event and thanked SLARDAR’s support extended in making this a reality.

SLARDAR President Kamil Hussain said that the Hutch Super Series which began seven years ago, has come a long way to promote motor racing in Sri Lanka. He thanked Hutchison for coming forward to be the main partner of the Super Series and said their partnership became highly beneficial for all drivers and riders and their careers.

In the car events the top driver Ashan Silva has a slender lead of two points over his closest challenger Ushan Perera. They are bound to provide the thrills in the car events.

Meanwhile, Jacques Gunawardene leads the points table for motorcycles and is ahead of Evon Gurusinghe by 13 points. Gayan Sandaruwan the former champion rider who was behind the setting up of the track at Welisara, said that 110 riders and over 70 drivers have confirmed their participation for a total of 23 events scheduled to be worked off.

The track was in a poor shape due to the recent rains and the organizers have been working hard to uplift the track to a suitable condition with all measures taken to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators alike.

The champion driver and rider of the Hutch Super Series 2019 are to be presented with Honda 250cc motor cycles courtesy of Stafford Motors according to the organisers.

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