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Season two of the Bajaj Pulsar Festival of Speed came to a glorious end at the Kari Motor Speedway racetrack in Coimbatore. The festival began on February 26 this year and has travelled to over six cities, like Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Pune all over the country. Other than bikes, the festival included activities such as workshops, stunt shows, DIY sessions and even a performance by Indian Ocean.
The festival gave Pulsar owners the chance to come out and compete on a professional level and, the way things are going, each year, the response only gets better. The top two finishers from each city were selected to compete at the final race in Coimbatore. But not without a little preparation first - each of these riders received training in racecraft from expert racers. Racers were divided up according to their rides; Pulsar RS200, Pulsar AS/NS200 and Pulsar 220F. The final races were won by Saad Gaibi from Pune who won top honours in the Pulsar RS200 category, Karan Drishya in the Pulsar AS/NS200 category and Arvind Ganesh in the Pulsar 220F category. Each of these three champions was awarded the Pulsar Cup and prize money of Rs 50,000. The first and second runners-up in the RS200 class, Zabiulla and Zuber Ali (both from Bengaluru), won cash prizes of Rs 25,000 and Rs 15,000, respectively.
Bikers looking forward to joining in the coming years may have to compete with international racers as well, as the favourable response has convinced the company to take the festival overseas.
Speaking about the event, Sumeet Narang, vice president of marketing for Bajaj Auto, quoted, “The first edition of Pulsar Festival of Speed witnessed overwhelming response from bike enthusiasts across the length and breadth of the country. As a sports biking market leader, it is our constant endeavour to keep evolving the landscape and taking customer engagement to new levels. We successfully engaged over 20,000 fans from across the country for this mega show last year, and this year we further managed to better the footfalls as we brought in some more fun and action for the audience.”