Two-wheeler racinghas always been present in India. Right from the golden tracks of Sriperumbudur to the Budhh International Circuit, the country is accepting motorsports, slowly but steadily.
Pune has always been a town for motorcyclists. Yesterday saw the announcement of the third edition of the CEAT Pune Invitational Supercross League 2014. This time though, the competition has been taken to the next level and has been formed into a 3 city league, which will surely help in promoting Motocross and Supercross in India.
Modelled on the lines of the cricket series Indian Premier League, top national and international riders participating in the competition will be auctioned to the highest bidder. This would be first time in the history of motorsports that something like this is going to happen. The auction, which will take place on November 2, 2014, in Pune will see 40 national riders and 8 international riders going under the hammer, making the competition even more exciting.
Pune has always been the true home for Supercross in India and to assert this even more, all the teams are owned by residents of Pune. The confirmed teams for this year include:
- SKP High Rollers
- San Racing
- Aranha Racing
- Team Amanora Park Town
- BU Bhandari Motorsports
- Bhalla Royale
The concept of this event was originally formed by Vilo Events in 2012 and will see some talented Indian riders including Vishal Barguje from Pune, Harith Noah from TVS Racing with Pramod Joshua, VS Naresh, R Natraj and Madhu. International riders will be competing in the final round which will take place in Pune. The rounds have been structured as:
- Round 1 in Nashik at Kute Supercross Track: November 8-9,2014
- Round 2 in Kolhapur at Mohite Racing Academy: November 15-16, 2014
- Round 3 in Pune: December 12-14, 2014
CEAT Pune Invitational Supercross league will also have an official Miss Supercross who would be acting as the official board girl.