THE 5TH EDITION OF PUNE INVITATIONAL SUPERCROSSFebruary 5, 2019
For the first time, International and Indian riders to compete in The All Stars Race”
· Organized by Aashan Sports under the aegis of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India
Pune Invitational Supercross 2019 – India’s biggest Supercross race raised curtains and launched its 5th edition which is all set to kick – off on 10th February 2019. After the successful completion of four editions, Pune Invitational Supercross will drop the 5th gear and will amplify to newer speeds and heights!
Brainchild of Aashan Sports, Pune Invitational Supercross promises to bring a whole new dimension to Supercross racing in India. By synergizing both, national and International talent on a single platform in order to give fuel to this offbeat sporting event in India to cement its footprint on the global map. This edition will witness, for the very first time, national and international riders competing a single race category – ‘ The All Stars Race‘ ! Thus giving opportunity to the Indian riders to feel and taste the global exposure.
On this occasion, Eeshan Lokhande, Joint Director, Aashan Sports said, “Pune Invitational Supercross, which started as an experiment to give boost to the unconventional sports in India, today it has excelled to unimaginable heights! Our infrastructure and the stature of our riders makes us India’s biggest Supercross racing event.”
Also gracing the occasion was India’s ‘speed – throb’ Arvind K P , who last month became the second Indian rider to complete the Dakar Rally. He said, “It’s is indeed a matter of great pride to be associated with such a league. The league has turned out to be a harbinger for the sport where the national and international riders get a chance to showcase their talent. The quality of the league has immensely value added to overall development of the sport. Also, the league has played a significant role in providing young riders a platform to showcase their talent and also give them a feel of competitive sport at a very young age.”
The curtain raiser unveiled the names of few fire brands from International and national motor sporting landscape who will accelerate the heart beats of the spectators. The likes of:
Travis Pitt, Dustin Phares, Aaron Mare, Michael Docherty, Vitaly Gusev, Georgy Gusev, C D Jinan, Rugved Barguje, Ishan Dasanayake, Prithvi Singh.
This edition will also see a surge in participation of junior riders like:
Yuvraj Konde Deshmuk, Karan Karle, Sarthak Chavan, Prajval Vishvanathan and Tanika Shanbhag (16, Satara) the only girl in the fray who will battle it out against her male counterparts – This surely promises to be the mother of all supercrosses !
Later the event witnessed its much awaited auction where more than 30 riders were brought to the auction pool. With a hefty purse value of 3 Lakh points each , Six teams –
- Ajmera Racing India
- Stallion Riders
- P B Racing
- Ibex Sports
- Lileria Motorsports
- Gagan Developers Supercross Team
bide fiercely, all wanted to have the best riders in their bag.
These 30 riders were split in four categories namely
SX- 1 – Foreign Pro
SX- 2 – Indian Pro
SX- 3 – Indian Experts
SX- 4 – Indian Rider (Juniors)
Each team was compelled to have a mixed bag of riders in their kitty thus making it evens steven for all the teams. The teams had to choose 6 riders with a fixed team composition of SX- 1 – 1 rider must in each team, SX- 2 – 1 rider must in each team, SX- 3 – 2 rider must in each team, SX- 4 – 2 rider must in each team.