Chennai will play host to the Indian Racing League at the Madras International Circuit.
What’s it about? The first Indian Racing League races will take place at the Madras International Circuit (MIC) starting November 25. MIC is the first permanent racing circuit in India and also hosted the league’s pre-testing rounds. The league was conceptualised by motorsports company Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd. The goal is to promote motorsports in India.
- MIC will host the races on the November 25 and December 2 weekends. The competitors will be six city-based teams, including the Chennai Turbo Riders and Speed Demons from Delhi.
- The Chennai team has Vishnu Prasad as one of its drivers, a 13-time national champion. The teams will have several women drivers like Nicole Havrda and Celia Martin.
Promoting racing: Akhilesh Reddy from Racing Promotions said he hopes the league will take Indian motorsport to the global stage and provide young drivers with a platform. He spoke about Chennai always being a hub for motorsports talent.