MRF MoGrip National Supercross Championship 2014 begins on May 18

By | May 14, 2014

Chennai, 14 May 2014: The 10th edition of the MRF MoGrip-FMSCI National Supercross championship has attracted almost 100 entries for each of the six rounds to be staged across the country.

Supercross is a motorcycling sport that involves off-road motorcycles on an artificially-created dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles, and is usually conducted in stadiums.
The first round of the championship will be held in Nashik on May 18and the second round in Pune on May 25.
The other rounds are tentatively scheduled to be held in Coimbatore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
As a sport, Supercross is gaining in popularity in India, with close to around twenty thousand spectators thronging each venue last year, leading to an increase in participation and growing involvement and support from Corporate houses.
MRF Limited is the title sponsor. TVS Motor Company, Hero Moto Corp, Sidvin Core-Tech, and IOC Servo are associate sponsors. Godspeed (Pune) is organizing the championship.
KP Aravind (Team TVS, Bangalore), CS Santosh (Bangalore), Kerala rider Harith Noah (Team TVS) and Veer Patel (Baroda) are some of the Indian riders who have participated in recent Asian Supercross events in Sri Lanka and the UAE, and along with privateers Snehal Chavan (Team 9T9 Racing, Pune) and Gaurav Khatri (New Delhi), will be wowing the spectators with their daredevil style.
Factory-backed Team TVS and Pune’s 9T9 Racing are among the top teams in the fray.
Close to 40 thoroughbred motocross motorcycles will be seen in action in the re-christened SX 1 and SX 2 categories, while the newly-introduced Junior SX category is exclusively for riders below 15 years of age.
The seven categories and their respective 2013 champions are:
SX 1 (Foreign Open, Group A, Two/Four Stroke, up to 250cc Two-Stroke and 500cc Four-Stroke). 2013 champion KP Aravind (Team TVS, Bangalore).
SX 2 (Foreign Open, Group A, Two/Four Stroke, up to 250cc Two-Stroke and 500cc Four-Stroke). Only  for Privateers. 2013 champion Gaurav Khatri (New Delhi)
Junior SX (Open to Group A/B/C/D, up to 260cc). Below 15 years.
Newly-introduced.
Indian Expert Class, Group B, (Two/Four Stroke, up to 260cc).
2013 champion Pramod Joshua (Team TVS, Bangalore).
Indian Expert Class, Group C (Two/Four Stroke, up to 260cc).
2013 champion Pramod Joshua (Team TVS, Bangalore).
Private Expert Class, Group C, (Two/Four Stroke, up to 260cc).
2013 champion VS Naresh (Bangalore).
Novice Class, Group  C, (Two/Four Stroke, up to 260cc).
2013 champion Suhail Ahmed (Team TVS, Bangalore).
All defending champions have confirmed participation in the upcoming edition.
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File photo of a Supercross event from FMSCI archives.

File photo of a Supercross event from FMSCI archives.

Sanjay Rajan