X1 Racing League: Vroom! IPL of motorsport is coming - From teams to schedule, all you need to know
X1 Racing League: India’s top international car racers Armaan Ebrahim (29) and Aditya Patel (30) have joined hands to bring a custom-made two-seater sports car racing league to India.
Xtreme1 (X1) Racing League: What if we tell you that soon India will host an Indian Premier League (IPL) like motorsport extravaganza! Yes, you read it right. The IPL of motorsport will soon hit Indian tracks and street circuits. This motorsport league has been named Xtreme1 Racing League or X1 Racing League. India’s top international car racers Armaan Ebrahim (29) and Aditya Patel (30) have joined hands to bring a custom-made two-seater sports car racing league to India. This is the world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league. Here are top things to know about X1 Racing League:-
-X1 Racing League is world’s first professional franchise-based motorsport league
-X1 Racing League will begin from October 2019
-X1 Racing League will consist of 8 city-based franchises
-Each city-based franchise teams will be comprised of 2 cars and 4 drivers
- Each team will comprise of one international male driver, one international female driver, one Indian international driver and one Indian domestic driver
-X1 Racing League will include 32 drivers comprised of men and women champions, both domestic and international
- X1 Racing League will be held across 4 venues including street circuits and race tracks
- X1 Racing League will span over 12 weekends, 24 race days, 40 races
X1 Racing League to discover India’s next racing superstar: The league aims to discover India’s next racing superstar by providing equal opportunities to rookies and national champions through a platform where they compete with the best in the world.
League season: Schedule, race days, duration, and more
-Races will take place on Saturdays and Sundays. -
-Each race will be of 45 minutes duration and there will be 3 races per day.
-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 near future.
Top drivers to participate - Talks underway
Talks are on to rope in well-known race drivers including former Formula One, Formula E, Indy 500, Le Mans and NASCAR drivers to the X1 Racing League. Each team will comprise of one international male driver, one international female driver, one Indian international driver and one Indian domestic driver.
X1 Racing League for women empowerment: First-of-its-kind
In a strong move towards the inclusion of women in motorsports in India and pushing the theme of gender neutrality in sports, female drivers will race along with male drivers in this first-of-its-kind format.
X1 Racing League: Backed by Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI)
The X1 Racing League is backed and sanctioned by the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the governing body of motorsports in the country. The league has entered into a long-term exclusive commercial rights partnership with Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), granting exclusive rights including sponsorship, broadcasting, advertising, intellectual property, franchising and new league rights, amongst others exclusively for city-based 4W racing events and/or competitions in league format.
"Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd was founded by Aditya Patel and Armaan Ebrahim to launch the Xtreme1 (X1) Racing League and promote motorsports in India. Both former racing champions and currently representing India on the international stage," said a release.
"Investors in the company include top venture funds and family offices in India," the release added.
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