Guwahati to host Northeast Supercross Challenge

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Guwahati to host Northeast Supercross Challenge

G Plus Feature | March 22, 2018 15:15 hrs

NBS Motorsports, a pioneer motorsports club of Northeast India, is gearing up to host ‘Suzuki Gixxer North East Night Supercross 2018’ at the AEI Playground, Chandmari on 24th and 25th March, 2018.

In India, only a handful of sports receive necessary limelight. Amidst the lesser known sports, Motorsports is undoubtedly a sleeping giant. While until a decade back, Guwahatians didn’t acknowledge Motorsports as a sport, with the rise of stars like Gaurav Gill and CS Santosh, the sport has taken a major leap forward.

People often mistake street racing with track racing. Motorsports is perceived by many as a rich man’s sport. But NBS Motorsports has been trying to break this jinx since its inception in 1991. In Assam, they have successfully organized 26 motorsport events so far.

Super cross involves off-road motorcycles racing on an artificial, man-made dirt-track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles.

The first of its kind Supercross event is being organised in association with the Motorsports Club of Arunachal, sponsored by Suzuki Motorcycles India and co-sponsored by Shell Lubricants. The event will be organised under the aegis of the Federation of Motorsports Club of India (FMSCI) which is the governing body of motorsports club affiliated to the International body.

Around 80 riders will be battling against each other in 4 different classes of race - Indian Two Stroke, Indian Novice, Indian Open and Indian Expert. Riders from across the country, including Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Maharashtra will take part in the event.

Activities like paintball, stunts by Team Suzuki, and open-air rock concert will also be conducted, along with a road safety campaign on Sunday 25th March at 11.00 AM. The campaign will aim to create awareness on the evils of road rage and street racing. This will be preceded by a bike rally and concluded with a live graffiti on road safety.

With the vision to promote motorsports as a mainstream sport, ‘Suzuki Gixxer North East Night Supercross 2018’ will provide the riders of the region with a platform to compete with their national counterparts while complying with the national standards of safety.

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