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FMSCI-backed X1 Racing League announced

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The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) has sanctioned a new two-seater sports car racing league called the Xtreme1 / X1 Racing League. Touted as the world's first city-based motorsports league, the first race is scheduled to be held in the first quarter of 2019.

The X1 Racing League will include 8 city-based franchise teams. Each team will have 2 custom-built cars and 4 drivers including 1 male and 1 female driver from India and abroad. The international drivers need to have 5 or more years of driving experience in international series, while the domestic drivers will be picked from national championships.

A league season will consist of 4 consecutive race weekends, during which three 45-minute races will be held on Saturdays and Sundays. Additionally, the X1 Racing League will run a year-long domestic season with over 12 races with Indian drivers. Team owners will also be able to race or could appoint a driver to race on their behalf. 

Races will be held at purpose built racetracks like the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) and Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) as well as on temporary street circuits in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Mumbai.

Running an X1 Racing League team is expected to cost Rs. 6.5-7 crore per season.

 
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