The highlight of the Indian Racing Festival this year includes night races at the new street circuit in Chennai.
Second consecutive year of partnership by ExxonMobil with Racing Promotions Pvt Limited and exciting season motorsports
Panaji: ExxonMobil is elevating India’s fast-growing motorsports sector by powering the Indian Racing Festival this year, which features the first-ever F4 Indian Championship in the country and the second season of the Indian Racing League (IRL), being held at Chennai’s Madras International Circuit (MIC) and the new Formula Racing Circuit (FCR).
This year will also mark another first in India and South Asia – an exciting calendar of night races at the FCR, located around the Island Grounds in the heart of the city.
This is part of ExxonMobil’s second consecutive year of partnership with Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd (RPPL), underpinned by its commitment to elevate the popularity and reach of motorsports in the country and make it more affordable for all passionate racers.
The partnership with IRL was celebrated at the IRL Pre-Season Test at MIC, Chennai. At the event, drivers showcased Mobil 1TM products, in addition to Mobil 1TM branding displayed prominently across the venue. ExxonMobil is lending confidence to the racers with Mobil 1TM, which has an exceptional track-record in providing outstanding engine performance – which is central to racing.
India’s first franchised-based motorsports league, the IRL Season 2 brings together seven city-based teams. Bringing distinctive standards in competitive motor sporting, IRL has carved a unique niche right from the first year in motor racing, as India’s only four-wheel racing league and the world’s first gender neutral racing championship. In addition to the excitement it offers for racing enthusiasts, IRL also nurtures a new generation of talent for motorsports through internship programs for car mechanics and mechanical engineering students.
The F4 Indian Championship further raises the bar for racing in India, with the grid featuring 11 drivers who have the opportunity to win Super Licence points. The event has attracted participants from around the world, turbocharging India to the global league in motor-racing. Open for open wheel, formula racing cars regulated according to FIA Formula 4 regulations, the event has flagged off to great excitement.
Vipin Rana, CEO – ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt. Ltd., said: “India’s motorsports scene firing on all cylinders with several passionate racers stepping into the limelight and leveraging the opportunity offered by the Indian Racing Festival. Through our partnership with RPPL, we are not only building on the success of IRL Season 1 which elevated the nation’s status in global motorsports, but also powering the first ever F4 Indian Championship in the country, which will be a game changer for the sports. The continued collaboration further underlines racer’s trust in Mobil 1TM to deliver seamless performance for their powerful machines. In addition to building a strong community of motorsports enthusiasts, we are highlighting the values of confidence and true sportsmanship and empowering more young people to pursue their passion for motorsports. The event will further spur the popularity of motorsports in the country.”