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Published: 14-Apr-2012

The electrifying Tork India team consisting of younglads Kapil Shelke, Nishant Kalbhor and Ketan Mhasawade is back again this year to challenge the might of seasoned players backed by giant corporations at the electric motorcycle race TTX GP held during the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. The lads first came into the spotlight when they trounced some of the biggest names in electric motorcycle racing in the debut race of the TTXGP in 2009 running a humble electric motorcycle built around the underpinnings of a YamahaYZF-R15 and becoming the first ever Indian team to feature on the podium at the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race, the Isle of Man TT.

Clinching third place on the podium in their first ever race outing at the fabled island, Tork India was soon regarded as a potent team, but what followed was lack of funding which resulted in the team spending huge sum of money from its own pockets. In 2010 they participated in the first ever Electric Vehicle Championship held across United Kingdom and won the opening race and finished third in the championship standings that year.

Fast forward to 2012 and things are looking much brighter for the Indian effort. Correct attitude and zeal to build a potent electric racing motorcycle has led the young guns from India to seize some strong deals over the last year including a technical consultancy tie-up with the leading Chinese motorcycle company, Zongshen, for building their electric race bikes for the TTXGP series.

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