National, February 01, 2012-Machdar Motorsports has announced the postponement of India’s first motorsport league, the i1 Supercar Series to 2013. A number of factors came into play, due to which the promoters, supported wholly by the team owners and partners, have jointly been forced to make this decision.
Bangalore, January 13, 2012- Machdar Motorsports, the promoters of i1 Supercar Series announces the launch of anationwide campaign ‘My i1 Day’, a road safety program aimed at school children across the country. The initiative will be launched today at Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore.
The i1 Supercar Series held a successful pre-season test at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi ahead of the inaugural championship of the city based motorsport racing league. Three-time Formula One Heinz-HaraldFrentzen topped the times followed by Giancarlo Fisichella and India’s Karun Chandhok. Watched closely by the team owners, Darshan M, CEO, i1 Supercar series and technicians, the drivers were briefed, following which they took to the track.
MachdarMotorsports today officially launched the much anticipated i1 Supercar Series
at Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi by unveiling an impressive list of drivers who will participate
in the series. Drivers in the inaugural i1 Supercar Series will include 1997 Formula
One Champion Jacques Villeneuve, 2011 Formula One drivers Vitantonio Liuzzi and
Karun Chandhok, and former F1 race winners Giancarlo Fisichella, Heinz-Harald Frentzen,
The much awaited i1 Supercar Series today confirmed that it will host its first
ever pre-season test on December 20that the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. This
test at the famed F1 venue will also see the unveiling of the drivers, both international
and local, who will participate in the first season of the motorsport league. As
a prelude to the racing league, set to take center stage with its first race in
January2012, the drivers will get a chance to test the Radical SR3, the single make
car being used for the series.
i1 Supercar Series, the exciting new motorsport league set to commence in January
2012, has got its fifth city franchise in Chennai with K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju,
Chairman, Ind-Barath Power Infra announced as the owner of the franchise, Chennai
Super Sonics. Earlier franchise owners include leading Tollywood actor Nagarjuna
for Hyderabad , Arjun Baljee and Rudra Dalmia for Bangalore
, Arindam Chaudhuri for Delhi and Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh
Khan for Mumbai.
The i1 Supercar Series, India’s first motor sports league has acquired two new teams
from Bangalore and Hyderabad. The racing league already had two franchises with
Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan taking on the Mumbai franchise and Management
Guru, Arindam Chaudhuri, the Delhi franchise. With the addition of two more new
franchises, the coveted i1 Supercar Series is well on its way to becoming the seasons
most awaited sporting extravaganza.
Hyderabad is the fourth city to announce its franchise for the all new motorsport
league, the i1 Supercar Series, with Tollywood superstar Nagarjuna and his associates
being confirmed as the owner of the city team. Earlier franchise owners include
Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan for Mumbai, Hotelier Arjun Baljee for Bangalore
and Management Guru Arindam Choudhury for Delhi.
The i1 Supercar Series has got its third city team from Bangalore, with Arjun Baljee,
Managing Director, Peppermint Hotels and Rudra Dalmia, Director, RD Capital taking
over the Bangalore franchise in the all new motorsport racing league. Bangalore
is the third team to be announced in the series, after the Delhi Team was bought
by Management Guru, Arindam Chaudhuri and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took
ownership of the Mumbai team, giving Bangaloreans something to cheer about when
the i1 Supercar Series commences in January 2012.
Management Guru and Economist Arindam Chaudhuri, of the leading business school
Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM), and his Planman Group became
the Delhi franchise owners for the all new motorsport racing league i1 Supercar
Series, an initiative by Machdar Motorsports. The Delhi franchise is the second
team to be confirmed for the i1 Supercar Series after Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh
Khan was revealed as the Mumbai franchisee holder.
Indian Superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with KKR partners, the Mehta Group, became
Mumbai franchise owners for the all new motorsport racing league i1 Supercar Series,
an initiative by Machdar Motorsports. Shah Rukh Khan’s involvement with the i1 Supercar
Series is definitely a big boost for the championship that will commence early January
After the successful staging of the first ever Indian GP, Machdar Motorsports,
promoters of the highly anticipated i1 Supercar Series, is delighted
to announce Ten Sports as its official broadcast partner for the i1 Supercar Series,
which will host its first race in January 2012.
5th August 2011 marks the rise of a new era in Indian Motorsports. The highly anticipated
i1 Supercar Series has been globally launched on this propitious day at the Trident
Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India.