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X1 Racing League: 30 riders picked

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The competition will be conducted in Delhi and Chennai

Mathias Lauda, son of iconic Formula One ace Niki Lauda, will race for Team Delhi at the inaugural X1 Racing League. Meanwhile, Indians Gaurav Gill and Arjun Maini were picked up by Team Delhi and Team Bengaluru respectively.

Thirty international and local riders were picked by six teams at the drivers’ draft for the franchise-based motorsports event, powered by JK Tyre Motorsports.

The competition will be conducted between November 30-December 1 (Buddh International Circuit, New Delh), and December 7-8 (Madras Motor Race Track, Chennai).

Each team comprises two cars and four drivers — including one international male, one international female, one India international and one domestic racer. “All teams are equally balanced and look strong. As all the cars are of the same make, it will be up to the drivers to show their skills and win the race for their team,” said Armaan Ebrahim, X1 Racing co-founder.

The teams:

Team Hyderabad: Akhil Rabindra, Tonio Luizzi, Gosia Rdest, Arjun Narendran, Anindth Reddy.

Team Bengaluru: Arjun Maini, Oliver James Webb, Michelle Gatting, Nayan Chatterjee, Vishnu Prasad.

Team Mumbai: Khush Maini, Mikkel Jensen, Pippa Mann, Sohil Shah, Karthik Tharanisingh.

Team Ahmedabad: Krishna Mahadik, Alex Yoong, Rahel Frey, Chittesh Mandody, Ameya Walavalkar.

Team Delhi: Gaurav Gill, Mathias Luada, Christina Neilsen, Raghul Rangaswamy, Ashwin Datta.

Team Chennai: Narain Karthikeyan, Frankie Cheng, Alice Powell, Arjun Balu, Yash Aradhya.

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Printable version | Dec 14, 2019 6:24:52 PM | https://www.thehindu.com/sport/motorsport/x1-racing-league-30-riders-picked/article29948677.ece

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