Saturday, August 06, 2011

Sachin Tendulkar connect Machdar Motorsports

Posted by Admin On 11:38 AM

Sachin Tendulkar has officially long-established his association with the Machdar Motorsports board for the i1 Super Series car racing meet. It is scheduled to begin from December 18. It is, however, not confirmed if the champion batsman will be trade a team.

Sachin Tendulkar officially long-established joining Machdar Motorsports board for the i1 super series. Tendulkar will be the advisor, brand diplomat and will be part of the i1 family,a spokesperson from the company said.

It was earlier reported that Tendulkar, along with Yuvraj Singh, had been move toward to buy car racing teams, costing US$ 5 million each, for the proposed series. Nine teams, with two cars each, will compete in seven Asian cities in a short calendar, consisting of 14 races over seven weekends.

Cricket and Bollywood stars and a few top industrialists have already shown keen interest to own the nine Indian city-based franchise teams. Cricketers Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been move toward,said the CEO of event promoter Machdar Motorsports, M Darshan at a media conference on Friday.

Tendulkar is a huge Formula One fan and even owned a Ferrari car, gifted to him by the manufacturers, till recently. He has sold that car to a Surat-based businessman. Asked whether India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a motorcycle fan, had also been approach for the purpose, Darshan said No comments.

The nine franchises are being sold at a base price of US$ five million and it is available only by invitation and not auction. The list of owners along with the series' broadcast associates would be announced in the coming weeks, the advocate said. Each team will have an Indian and a foreign driver and each permission will race with two cars, thus form an 18-car grid. The series will be held in seven Asian cities - New Delhi and Chennai in India, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai in the Arabian Gulf, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Pattaya in Thailand.

 

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