PUNE Invitational Supercross 2019 – India’s biggest Supercross race raised curtains and launched its 5th edition which is all set to kick – off on February 10, 2019. After the successful completion of four editions, Pune Invitational Supercross will put down the 5th gear and amplify to newer speeds and heights!
The brainchild of Aashan Sports, the Pune Invitational Supercross promises to bring a whole new dimension to Supercross racing in India by synergising 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 in the single race category called as, ‘The All-Stars Race’.
Thus, giving an 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 a boost to the unconventional sports in India, has excelled to unimaginable heights! Our infrastructure and the stature of our riders make us India’s biggest Supercross racing event.”
Also gracing the occasion was India’s ‘speed-throb’ Arvind K P, who became the second Indian rider to complete the Dakar Rally last month. He said, “I’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 value-added immensely to the 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.”
Names of few firebrands from the international and national motor sporting landscape who will accelerate the heartbeats of the spectators were revealed on the occasion. The likes of Travis Pitt, Dustin Phares, Aaron Mare, Michael Docherty, Vitaly Gusev, Georgy Gusev, C D Jinan, Rugved Barguje, Ishan Dasanayake, Prithvi Singh will be seen in action during the Pune event.
This edition will also see a surge in the participation of junior riders including Yuvraj Konde-Deshmuk, Karan Karle, Sarthak Chavan, Prajval and Vishvanathan while Tanika Shanbhag from Satara will be the only girl in the fray who will battle it out against her male counterparts. – This surely promises to be the mother of all supercross.
Later more than 30 riders were brought to the auction pool. With a hefty purse value of three lakh points each, six teams – Ajmera Racing India, Stallion Riders, P B Racing, Ibex Sports, Lileria Motorsports, Gagan Developers Supercross Team bid fiercely, all wanted to have the best riders
in their team. These 30 riders were split into four categories namely, SX- 1 – Foreign Pro, SX- 2 – Indian Pro, SX- 3 – Indian Experts, and SX- 4 – Indian Rider (juniors). Each team had to have a mixed bag of riders in their kitty. The teams had to choose six 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 riders must in each team, SX- 4 – 2 riders must in each team.
Meanwhile, the spectators will also experience live music, international racing circuits and much more in the 5th Edition of Pune Invitational Supercross, it was informed.