Nuwara Eliya Road Races on April 20
The Annual Nuwara Eliya Road Races organised by the Sri Lanka Motor
Cycle Club will be worked off at the Nuwara Eliya Lake Circuit in
association with the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council on April 20 (Sunday)
commencing at 8 a.m. The official supervised practices will be held on
Saturday - April 19th.
This year two trophies in memory of late Priya Munasinghe and late
Ranjith Dhanapala will be awarded in memory of two great sportsmen.
Priya Munasinghe it must be recalled is one of the best exponents in
Mini racing in Sri Lanka and he thrilled the crowds in the sixties and
seventies and later played a major role in organising motor racing
events and also in an administrative capacity as the Secretary of the
now defunct Sri Lanka Association for motor Sports.
This trophy will be for Mini 7 upto 1000 cc and two events will be
worked off during the day. The competitor obtaining the highest number
of points in these two races will be awarded the Priya Munasinghe
Late Ranjith Dhanapala was a great rider who died following a mishap
last year and this trophy will be awarded for the two events for
Standard/Modified Motor Cycles upto 250 cc (four stroke). The rider
obtaining the highest number of points in these two races will be
awarded the Ranjith Dhanapala Memorial trophy.
A total of 17 events will be worked off - four events in the motor
cars category and thirteen is the motor cycles category. The events
which are expected to be worked off are:
Group O Standard upto 125 cc (2 stroke), Standard upto 150 cc (4
Group P Standard Modified: Std/Mod upto 125 cc (2 stroke), Std/Mod
upto 250 cc (2 stroke), Std/Mod upto 125 cc (4 strokes), Std/Mod upto
250 cc (4 stroke) 02 events, Std/Mod upto 600 cc.
Group R Thoroughbred Motor Cycles: Racing upto 125 cc. Racing upto
Group Super Motard: Super Motard upto 250 cc, Super Motard upto 450
cc, and Super Motard Open Event.
One Make Class - Group SL-N: Mini 7 upto 1000 cc (2 events), Nissan
March upto 1000 cc:
Groups L-A: Modified cars upto 1050 cc:
Some of the drivers who are expected to burn the tracks are Rohith de
Silva, Thusith de Silva, Ajith Hemachandra, Dilshan Bandaranayake, Kanda
Parameswaran, Charitha Nugawela, Susantha Gunawardena, Ravin Vannithamby,
Dammika Peiris, Hafiz Cader, Darin Weerasinghe, Dinesh Senanayake, Dilan
Among the riders who are expected to thrill the crowds are Vikum
Ranjith, M.G. Sarath Kumarasinghe, Shane Silva, Champika Samaranayake,
Shane Silva, Kumar Ganeshan, Tuan Ossen, Shane Gunawardena, Ramal
Pathiratne, W.N. Gunasinghe, Jhonny Daniels, Riley Wanigasekera, Shiran
Samuel, M. Umar and many others.