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Stage Set for the Biggest Supercross Event in India


October 22, 2014 - Pune, Maharashtra, India

  • Top notch national and international riders to participate in the Ceat Pune Invitational Supercross League - 2014
  • Riders to go under the hammer for the first time in the history of Motorsport 

Sports enthusiast in India are up for gala time as Vilo Events is all set to launch the third edition of the Ceat Pune Invitational Supercross League 2014.
 
The third edition of the Pune Invitational Supercross has transformed into a 3 city League which promises to be a mega event and will revolutionize the sport of Motocross and Supercross in India.
 
For the first time ever in the history of motorsport the championship will be held on a franchisee based model. Total of Eight teams will vie for the top honours. Modelled on cricket's popular Indian Premier League (IPL), the Ceat Pune Invitational League, with its franchise-based model, and presence of international riders aims to change the face of the sport which is gaining huge popularity. A total of 40 national riders and 8 international riders will be part of the auction pool. The auction will be held on Sunday the 2nd Of November 2014 in Pune.
 
Participating teams for this year which have confirmed are SKP High Rollers, San Racing, Aranha Racing, Team Amanora Park Town, BU Bhandari Motorsports, & Bhalla Royale. All the team owners are from Pune which is considered as Mecca of Supercross racing in India.
                
Vishal Barguje the Local hero from Pune, Harith Noah from TVS Racing along with Pramod Joshua, V.S Naresh, R Natraj, Madhu are some of the Indian riders who will participate in the event.

The concept of Pune Invitational Supercross was formed by Vilo Events in 2012.  After the first two years the third edition will witness riders from the international circuit at the Final Leg in Pune which will showcase the level of racing that is at the international level also giving the Indian Riders a much needed exposure. The championship will have three rounds, where the team riders will get points as per the performance at each round. Points will be given for each of the races. The total tally of the points will decide the winner. This format gives the overall championship a great competitive edge.   
 
The first round of the League will be held in Nashik at The Kute Supercross Track on November 8th and 9th 2014 and the second in Kolhapur on November 15th and 16th 2014 at Mohite Racing Academy.

The final round will be held in Pune from December 12th to 14th which is all set to witness a festive atmosphere with pre event activities like exhibit area, interactive Pits, Press and Media Day, Opening Ceremony with a Demo Freestyle Motocross Show.

To add glamour to the sport and the oomph factor to the event the Ceat Pune Invitational Supercross League 2014 will select a model from India to be the official Miss Supercross for the event. This Miss Supercross will be official board girl for the event. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Eeshan Lokhande, former international rider and now Event Director & Partner, Vilo Events said, “As a sport, Supercross is gaining in popularity in India, support and facilities to the riders have started coming up at various locations.

It’s time to give the riders and spectators along with the sponsor a better platform for racing. Good tracks, facilities, vide range of branding for sponsors and last but not the least a lot of respect to the riders. Ceat Pune Invitational Supercross League promises to do the same. The sport has given us a lot, and now it’s time to give back to the sport. As an event we have come a long way from its inception back in 2012. The aim is to get Supercross and Motocross into the mainstream of Indian Sports culture.”

Speaking on the Involvement and association of Corporates, Mr. Shivam Dave, CEO, Vilo Events said, “With sold out crowds thronging the venue last year, leading to an increase in participation and growing involvement and support from Corporate houses. We are really thankful to CEAT to come on board as a title sponsor. We are confident that this year’s Ceat Pune Invitational League will set a new bench mark and will revolutionize the sport in India.”   
 
Speaking on the occasion, “Mr. Shashank Golani, Senior Brand Manager, of CEAT India “CEAT is proud to be associated with an event of this caliber for the 2nd consecutive year. We believe that the participants in the competition are evolved riders and understand the nuances of riding a motorcycle along with the importance of having a bankable set of tyres. The tyres used in Supercross events are based on technology that delivers superior grip and extreme robustness due to nature of the sport. Thus, this platform allows our R&D team to understand the qualities of the tyres, used in Supercross event and transmit these qualities in our products aimed towards the mass segment.”

The Pune Invitational Supercross League is held under the aegis of The Federation of Motor Sports Club of India (FMSCI) and organized under the guidance of the Indian and International Federation rules and regulations.  

Photo caption: (L to R) Sanket Pate, Owner SKP High Rollers, Shivam Dave, CEO VILO, Events, Arvind Pangokar, Head TVC Racing, Shashank Golani, Senior Brand Manager, CEAT, Eeshan Lokhande, Events Director VILO

Source: Business Wire India

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