Dinesh - motor racing driver par excellence
Thirty nine year old Dinesh Senanayake took to motor racing at a
young age and took part in the first motor race in 1992 at Wace park,
Kandy and since then has taken part in every race in Sri Lanka. His
Sponsor Toyota Lanka have given their fullest cooperation to him. When
Fox hill super cross started in 1993 he competed and from them onwards
he has been able to secure 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in every race.
Is seen here with his 2000cc jeep after his victory
He was awarded the trophy for the youngest driver in 1993/94 at the
Fox hill super cross and won the 8kg- 10kg race and the 10kg- 12kg race.
He says motor racing is his favourite sport and wishes to continue motor
racing in the future too. Fox hill super cross is his favourite motor
race. He remarked that there is a vast improvement in the organizing of
racing tracks. When comparing to the time he started racing.
He further says every competitor is a challenge to him. He commented
that racing tracks have to be modified and the number of competitors
have to increase. He pointed out that government has to extend its
cooperation on a bigger scale, them at present. He says the racing
drivers participate in races fully equipped with helmets, seat belts,
guards and with all precautionary appliances and how dangerously the
present day competitors ride their bikes at public races.
He further says practicing tracks are very few and he feels that most
of the competitors do not practice. He does not have a coach and did
everything on his own. He was grateful to his two mechanics Nandana and
Chandrarathne (Rathu) and through their support he has been able to win
this years Foxhill super cross. He has never participated in any races
abroad. He is not employed any where and owns a car sales outlet at
He recalled an incident which happened at the trials at this year's
Fox hill Super cross. The engine of his jeep stopped working and on that
day itself another engine was fixed to the jeep. Through the untiring
efforts of his two mechanics he managed to win the first place.