CEAT-SLADA champions crowned at glitzy awards night

Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00 -     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

The champions of Sri Lanka’s racetracks were crowned in fitting style at the 2013 CEAT-SLADA Championship Awards Night on Saturday, 7 December, in a gala culmination of the motor racing season. Two main championship awards and 12 supporting awards were presented to the daredevils whose mastery of speed on four and two wheels entertained thousands of spectators at the six major race meets considered for this year’s championship awards sponsored by Sri Lanka’s leading tyre maker CEAT Kelani Holdings. The six major race meets considered for championship points were the Foxhill Supercross, Cavalry Supercross, Gajaba Supercross, Gunners Supercross, Sigiriya and Rotherham Circuit Meet at Katukurunda. This was the fourth successive year that the CEAT Kelani supported the apex year-event to recognise champion racing drivers and riders in Sri Lanka. Established by a team of drivers, riders and officials to take motorsports in Sri Lanka to the next generation, the Sri Lanka Autosports Drivers Association (SLADA) has introduced the latest technology in timing and equipment to meet the demands of this rapidly changing sport. To ensure that race events are a success, SLADA has nominee representatives from the Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Air Force on its executive committee, a first for any racing association in the country. This year’s race meets were professionally conducted with the assistance of two experienced racing clubs, the Ceylon Motor Sports Club (CMSC) and the Motor Racing Association (MRA) in conjunction with which the SLADA meets were held. Besides its sponsorship of the CEAT SLADA Championship and its support to the race meets conducted by the Sri Lanka Army and the Sri Lanka Air Force, CEAT also fields its own racing team at many of these meets, supporting and encouraging individual drivers to improve on their performances. A global tyre brand 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. CEAT is the highest selling radial tyre brand in Sri Lanka.