On the racing tracks
Leaving the traditional ways in 1980s, JK Tyre ventured into Motorsport, a first for any tyre company in India. It became the first Indian company to acquire a FIA accredited international series Formula BMW Pacific and rechristened it as JK Racing India Series.
Having started off with Rallying and Karting, JK Tyre has instituted the National Karting and Racing Championships in India.
JK Tyre is the official tyre partner for India’s first and only International level Truck Racing Championship. Huge amount of research was put into to produce world-class truck racing tyres in record time.
JK Tyre provides nurturing ground for young talent and has seen them grow from Karting to Racing. It was the vision of Dr Raghupati Singhania, Chairman and Managing Director, JK Tyre & Industries, that has produced several world class drivers like Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim, Aditya Patel who have all graduated from JK Tyre’s karting and racing programs.
JK Tyre’s leadership in motorsport naturally lent it to be perceived rightfully as the leader in the tyre industry. The motorsport association has helped the company in product evaluation and development. The company also produces Z-rated tyres for its motorsport application.