Chennai, May 14 UNI | 3 months ago

The 10th edition of the MRF MoGrip-FMSCI National Supercross championship has attracted about 100 entries for each of the six rounds to be stagedacross 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 18 and the second round in Pune on May 25.

The other rounds are tentatively scheduled to be held in Coimbatore, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Mumbai.

A FMSCI release here today said as a sport, Supercross was gaining in popularity in India, with close to around 20,000 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 were associate sponsors.

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.

(Posted on 15-05-2014)