India witnessed a monumental revolution in the world of motorsports as Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor unveiled the Indian Supercross Racing League (ISRL) in collaboration with the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI). This groundbreaking league is the first-ever franchise-based Supercross Racing League, bringing together riders from all over the world to compete in various formats and categories.
The Indian Supercross Racing League is all set to revolutionize the world of motorsports, bringing together adrenaline-pumping action and fierce competition.
The inaugural season will commence at the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in the national capital, New Delhi, in October 2023, followed by thrilling events in prominent metro cities such as Mumbai, Pune, and Ahmedabad. From October to December 2023, fans across these cities will witness the breathtaking displays of skills, daring maneuvers, and high-speed action that will redefine Supercross racing.
"The launch of the Indian Supercross Racing League today is a watershed moment for all of us in the motocross community. India has tremendous potential and talent in this arena and I am confident that the league has the tenacity to present a platform for all budding racers, who will showcase the world their talent, skills and endurance. The Indian Supercross Racing League will be the IPL for motocross and I cannot wait to see the first season get underway in October this year," said CS Santosh, India's most accomplished supercross champion.
"The Indian Supercross Racing League aims to capture the hearts of motorsports enthusiasts, showcasing the spirit of adventure and pushing boundaries. The launch of the Indian Supercross Racing League is a significant development for India's motorsports and automobile industry. The league aims to provide a platform for young riders to emerge and nurture their talent with international riders, attract attention from sponsors and manufacturers. It will also create a great opportunity for auto manufacturers to showcase their futuristic products and innovative technologies. The ISRL is a positive step to boost the growth and recognition of motorsports in India, and it is expected to have a significant impact on the auto industry through exposure to world-class competition," said Eeshan Lokhande, Co-founder and Director of Supercross India Pvt Ltd.
Speaking on the occasion, Akbar Ibrahim, President, FMSCI, said, "The federation is overwhelmed with the thought process and the initiative undertaken by SXI team, in elevating the motorsport culture in the country. This initiative will not only bring global talent to the country but also provide a platform to nurture young talent and position India on the global map of the sport."
Expressing his enthusiasm, Arjun Kapoor said, "From the early days of my childhood, I was captivated by the sheer excitement and thrill of Supercross Racing. Today, as I look around this magnificent arena, filled with the roar of engines and the palpable excitement in the air, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. The Indian Supercross Racing League will host the world's finest riders battling it out on our home soil but have also paved the way for future generations to embrace the thrills and joys of Supercross."
Lakshminarayanan B, Chief Marketing Officer, CEAT Limited, which is the title sponsor, said, "We are thrilled to be the title sponsor for the Indian Supercross Racing League. We aim to enhance the excitement and adrenaline of Supercross racing and look forward to an exhilarating season ahead. We are proud to be part of this electrifying sport and to contribute to its growth and popularity in India."
Team SXI, the parent company of the Indian Supercross Racing League, is at the helm of a groundbreaking initiative led by former international racers, Eeshan Lokhande, Veer Patel, and Aashwin Lokhande. Drawing upon their extensive personal experience and unwavering passion for the sport, they have meticulously conceptualized, identified crucial gaps, and delivered a series that is set to redefine Supercross racing on a global scale. With their deep understanding of the sport and relentless pursuit of excellence, they are paving the way for a new era of Supercross that will captivate audiences worldwide. (ANI)