The one good thing that has happened with the introduction of IPL is that the level of competition has increased between the international teams and it has helped our National team to discover talents which they couldn’t have found otherwise. Besides that, they got to share the dressing room with international players and were lucky enough to learn a thing or two from them. Before IPL it was difficult for players to understand how a particular bowler bowled or a batsman played.
The same analogy can be applied to the newly launched X1 Racing League which is also the World’s first professional franchise-based Motorsport league founded by Indian racing stalwarts and champions, Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim. The racing league is backed and sanctioned by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the governing body of Motorsports in the country and will go live from October 2019. We give you a fair insight into what the racing league is going to be like and how it will transform the future of Motorsports in India.
Can a rookie have a shot at the seat?
Yes, it will be possible, as there will be racing simulators set up in malls and colleges across eight cities in the country. So, if you are above 15 years of age, then you can certainly participate. A total of 50 top people from each city will be shortlisted for the final rounds and from that the 5 best drivers will get a chance to test in the X1 Racing League cars. It doesn’t end here, you will be coached by Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim and if you’re really fast, then you will be inducted into one of the teams and race amongst the best drivers from different leagues across the world.
How many teams?
There will be 8 city-based franchise with four drivers and gender being no restriction. Yes, the fastest women drivers will also compete against the best. Only the best 32 drivers will get to drive in this league.
Where will the races be?
There will be four venues, comprising of street circuits and tracks which will carry on for 12 weekends, 24 race days, and 40 races in total. Each race will be of 45 minutes duration and there will be 3 races per day, with innovative race formats. Noida’s Buddh International and the MMRT in Chennai are the obvious choices for the track venues and the street races will be announced by the founders in the near future.
This can be your chance if you have always wanted to make a name for yourself in the Motorsport industry. Grab on a steering wheel and practice hard before the trials begin!
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