AIZAWL, June 9 - In the wake of ongoing agitations by student bodies and other organisations in the hilly State of Mizoram, JK Tyres and Industries has been forced to hand over the Aizawl leg of selection for the JK Tyre Presents Suzuki Gixxer Cup to be held tomorrow, to MiMSA, the local Mizoram Motorsports Association.
JK Motorsports announced this today while revealing that all its equipment meant to ensure that the selection rounds were carried out under the strictest international safety guidelines would not reach the venue in time.
�We deeply regret our withdrawal from the Aizawl selections due to circumstances beyond our control,� Sanjay Sharma, head of JK Motorsports said. �Our equipment that ensures safety and comfort for each participant has been held up at Kolasib on NH 54, just 100 kilometres from Aizawl, for four days. As we at JK adhere to all safety norms in our motor sport initiatives, we do not have any choice but to withdraw from this round.�
Sanjay Sharma, however, pointed out that the selections would continue as planned so that bikers from the Northeast are not deprived of this opportunity to race in the National Championship.
�MiMSA is conducting its club selections on exactly the same date at the same time and venue. We have requested them to accommodate all those who have registered with us for the June 10 event to take part in it,� he explained.