Pune: The CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League (ISRL), which was originally poised to begin in October last year, but was held back due to the ICC Cricket World Cup, is now poised to make history with its first race of the inaugural season on Sunday, January 28, that hopes to change India’s motorsports landscape with a revolutionary leap, which has never been tried anywhere in the world .
The much-anticipated race is set to take place at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge-Balewadi. This will be a pioneering moment as India would host a first-of-its-kind, franchise-based Supercross race in the world on a global scale. This groundbreaking league promises a thrilling spectacle of speed, skill, and international competition, kicking off its inaugural season in Pune.
Mark your calendars! The ISRL roars into action on January 28, bringing together renowned Supercross champions from across the globe.
Mr. Eeshan Lokhande, Director and Co-Founder of CEAT ISRL, expressed his excitement: “The CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League is not just about racing; it’s a journey to redefine the very fabric of motorsports in India. This inaugural race, featuring 48 riders competing for the podium, with almost 80% international representation, showcases the global appeal of CEAT-ISRL. This franchise-based Supercross race is a first-of-its-kind, and we aim to turn India into the centre stage of the Supercross world.”
The league has resonated globally, with over 100 riders from around the world registering for the recently concluded rider auction, out of which 48 riders found homes in the six franchise teams of the CEAT ISRL, making it a fiercely competitive event. Accredited by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), CEAT ISRL promises to be a game-changer in the world of Supercross.
Mr. Veer Patel, Director and Co-Founder of CEAT ISRL, added, “The CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League has set a precedent in the world of motorsports, and the inaugural season is poised to be a game-changer. As we gear up for this historic race, the league is not just about races; it’s a celebration of talent, passion, and the spirit of competition. India is on the cusp of becoming a global hub for Supercross, and we are thrilled to be at the forefront of this movement.”
The race is set to unfold in four thrilling categories: 450cc international riders, 250cc international riders, 250cc India-Asia mix, and the highly competitive 85cc junior class. The diverse line-up of riders will showcase their skills on class-specific bikes, each category promising unique challenges and excitement.
With the eyes of the motorsports world on India, the CEAT ISRL is set to usher in a new era of motorsports, combining high-octane racing excitement with star-studded music extravaganzas. The league’s commitment extends beyond the racetrack, emphasising community engagement, talent development, and environmental sustainability, making it a cultural phenomenon.
The next two races are scheduled at Delhi (February 25) and Ahmedabad (February 11).