|Governing Body:||Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA)|
Truck racing is a type of motor racing which includes modified versions of heavy-duty tractor units on the racing circuits.
The sport was originated at the Atlanta Motor Speedway in the United States on 17th June 1979 after which the races took place on dirt or paved ovals in the Eastern United States and used the normal working trucks. After 1986, the trucks became highly modified and shed more than 2000 pounds in weight. In 1985, the FIA European Truck Racing Championship was created and since 1996, Brazil host the Fórmula Truck which features several factory teams.
In India, Tata Motors organized a truck racing championship named "T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship". The event was also on the calendar of FIA and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI). It took place on 23rd March 2014 at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida.
The minimum weight limit for the trucks is 5500 kg and the maximum speed is restricted to 160 km/h for safety reasons. These races typically start from a rolling start and last from 8 to 12 laps. While the sport is not meant to be a contact motorsport, the massive size of the vehicles and limited width of the tracks produces plenty of close-quarter action. However, injuries to the drivers are very rare.
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