31 August 2018
Pune, August 31, 2018 – Dhiraj Banduji Bhanarkar, Pravin Dhanfule, Kishor Kallapa Gatade emerged on top in the closely contested Castrol Super Mechanic regional semi-final for bike mechanics held in Pune. 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 Pune regional semi - final event witnessed keen contest by over 229 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 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, Pravin Dhanfule said, “We have very little time for learning and updating ourselves with latest technology. Castrol has provided us with a great opportunity in the form of Super Mechanic contest, to gain valuable knowledge. Today’s experience and the training received will be helpful in all our future work.”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.