Lucknow, July 18, 2018 – Sri Prakash, Sonu Gupta, Navneet Kumar Verma emerged on top in the closely contested Castrol Super Mechanic regional semi-final for bike mechanics held in Lucknow. The winning trio will be competing with 21 other champion mechanics representing seven other regional semi-final winners for the coveted title of Castrol Bike Super Mechanic. The three national winners will represent India at the Castrol Asia Pacific Bikes Super Mechanic contest to be held in Thailand in November 2018.
The Lucknow regional semi - final event witnessed keen contest by over 119 qualifying mechanics selected from the one lakh mechanics who had registered to participate from across the country. The regional qualifiers competed in theory and practical rounds, which tested their skills and knowledge about two-wheelers as well as lubricants. The participants also attended a training session on bike repair and maintenance. One of the highlights of this year’s event was the interaction between mechanics who had already participated in last year’s event, sharing their experience and tips with the first time participants.
Commenting on the event, Kedar Apte – Vice President Marketing, Castrol India said, “I would like to thank the mechanics for their trust, support and overwhelming response to the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest this year. Compared to last year, we have seen an increase of 50% in the overall participation and this really encourages us to make this a bigger and better event. Through the Castrol Super Mechanic programme, we aim to provide a platform where mechanics can showcase their knowledge and skills and also support them in updating them on the latest trends and technologies emerging for bikes and lubricants.”
Celebrating his win, Sonu Gupta said, “The Castrol Super Mechanic contest is a unique programme that values and recognizes us for our knowledge and talent. This is the first time ever I have attended an event like this and it has been a tremendous experience. The training session organized by Castrol taught me not just how to fix bikes but also how to be safe while doing so. I am delighted with my victory and hope that my hard work and dedication will help me succeed in the all India final as well.”
The All India finals of the Castrol Super Mechanic Contest will be held in Mumbai on 10th October with the national winners representing India at the Asia & Pacific Castrol Bike Super Mechanic contest.