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X1 Racing League to commence in India from October 2019

May 04, 2019, 12:09 PM IST by Ajinkya Lad
X1 Racing League to commence in India from October 2019

- World's first franchise-based motorsport league.

- It is backed by FMSCI, the motorsports governing body in India.

- 8 franchises, 32 drivers, 12 weekends, 24 race days, 40 races.

India's top car racers Armaan Ebrahim and Aditya Patel have collaborated to bring the Xtreme1 Racing League or X1 Racing League to India in October 2019. The X1 Racing League will feature custom-made two-seat sports cars and will be held in a mix of track and street circuits. The racing league will include eight franchises (city-based), with each will comprise of 2 cars and four drivers.

The races will be held on weekends. Each race will be 45 min, and there will be three races per day. While the track races will be held at BIC (Buddh International Circuit) and MMRT (Madras Motor Race Track), the street circuits will be announced shortly. The X1 Racing League is backed and sanctioned by FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India), the governing body for motorsports in the country. The league has a long-term exclusive commercial rights partnership with FMSCI, which includes sponsorship, advertising, broadcasting, franchising, intellectual property and new league rights.

X1 Racing League is in talks with various well-known international race drivers from Formula One, Le Mans, Formula E, Indy 500 and NASCAR. Each team will comprise of an international male driver, one international female driver, an Indian international driver and one Indian domestic driver. In a first-of-its-kind format, X1 Racing League will allow female drivers to race along with their male counterparts to promote gender neutrality in sports and women empowerment.

The league also aims to discover India's next racing champion by providing equal opportunities to national champions as well as rookies. The platform will allow them to compete against the best in the world and also learn the tricks of the trade.

Tags:Aditya patel,Xtreme1 Racing League,X1 Racing League,Armaan Ebrahim
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