Pune; August 28, 2017: Anil Namdeo Jadhav, Mandar Kulkarni and Ajay Kathoke from Maharashtra emerged as the top three winners of the Castrol Super Mechanic regional round held in Pune, and have qualified for the all India finals to be held in Mumbai in September 2017.
Castrol, one of the leading lubricant brands in India, launched the innovative and exciting Castrol Super Mechanic contest to provide a public platform for independent two-wheeler mechanics to showcase their talent and skill. Thousands of two-wheeler mechanics from across the country signed up to participate in the unique contest that commenced across India in May 2017. Following the registration, contestants participated in an initial round to qualify for regional rounds which will run in eight cities.
Over 150 mechanics participated in the exciting competition held in Pune. The competition included a quiz round and two practical rounds which included a diagnostic and an assembly round. The competition was fierce and the level of skill and knowledge on display was of a very high standard. Besides the competition, all participants went through a technical training on two-wheeler engine technology.
Commenting on the contest, Kedar Apte – Vice President Marketing, Castrol India said, “We are delighted by the overwhelming response we have received for the Castrol Super Mechanic contest. Mechanics are our key business partners and we are delighted to provide them with a platform where they can showcase their knowledge and skills. We have also taken the opportunity to share knowledge and information with them about the latest trends and technologies in motorcycle engines, maintenance and lubricants. The regional rounds of the Castrol Super Mechanic contest will also provide participants with the opportunity to interact with fellow mechanics from other cities and towns and learn from each other.”
Commenting on his win, Anil Namdeo Jadhav said “I’m thrilled to share the Castrol Super Mechanic winners’ platform with such experienced and senior mechanics. It was a great feeling to win this contest. This was also a useful session to enhance my knowledge and technical expertise.”
“We do not normally have the opportunity to upgrade our knowledge on an on-going basis and with technology changing so fast, it becomes difficult for us to keep ourselves abreast with what is happening in the industry. Castrol Super Mechanic contest allowed me to get updated about the latest technologies in the two-wheeler as well as lubricant industry”, another winner Mandar Kulkarni added.
The top three all India winners will have the honour of being recognized as the Castrol Super Mechanics from India and will participate in the Castrol Asia Pacific Mechanic contest to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, in November 2017. Participants from six countries will be competing at the Castrol Asia Pacific Mechanic contest.