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Mahindra Peugeot sparks in 2015 Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship

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Mahindra Two Wheelers Ltd. (MTWL), part of the $ 16.5 billion Mahindra Group, said its Mahindra Peugeot motorcycles dominated April last week’s opening round of the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship by winning both races at the Misano circuit in Italy.

Italian Marco Bezzecchi, who was riding the Mahindra Peugeot MGP3O motorcycle for team Minimoto Portomaggiore, claimed the top step of the podium in both races. Bezzecchi was joined on the rostrum by team-mate Fabio Spiranelli in the first race. Spiranelli was fifth in the second race, capping a strong weekend for the partnership.

In a press statement, Mahindra said this winning start in one of Europe’s most competitive National Racing Championships is a proud moment for India’s only manufacturer of high performance racing bikes. Motor sports, particularly motorcycle racing at the highest level, are important test beds for cutting–edge research and technological development, as well as brand building among consumers in India and around the world.

The Mahindra Peugeot MGP3O’s double victory in Misano, against an extremely competitive, top-class field demonstrates Mahindra’s world-class two wheeler technology. It also showcases the growing synergies between Mahindra Racing and the Peugeot business, and will play an important role in building the Peugeot brand in Italy and other European markets.

Mahindra were the constructor champions for 2 consecutive years – in 2012 (125GP class) and in 2013 (in the Moto3 class) in the CIV. In the 2013 CIV Moto3, Mahindra completely dominated the championship, where besides winning the constructor trophy, Mahindra rider Andrea Locatelli was also crowned the Italian National Moto3 Champion and the teams second rider Michael Rinaldi, finished a close second.

Over the past few years, Mahindra has strengthened its position in the global two-wheeler segment by acquiring a majority stake in Peugeot Motorcycles earlier this year.

In India, Mahindra is developing a range of advanced two wheelers, including the award-winning Centuro and Gusto that are packed with high performance technology and a host of truly innovative, consumer-relevant features, never seen before in their categories.

Up next are Rounds 3 and 4 at Vallelunga racetrack, on the 16th and 17th of May 2015 where Team Minimoto Portomaggiore, riding Mahindra Peugeot Motorcycles.

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