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Sourav Ganguly becomes team owner in Indian Racing Festival

Aditya Chaudhuri Aditya Chaudhuri

The Indian Racing Festival, a motorsport event in India gearing up for its third season, now has former Team India captain and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly as owner of the Kolkata Royal Tigers Racing team.

The Indian Racing Festival, conceptualised by Racing Promotions Pvt Ltd (RPPL), is an event designed to captivate the motorsport fanbase in India. It encompasses two main championships: the Indian Racing League (IRL) and the Formula 4 Indian Championship (F4IC).

Featuring eight city-based teams—Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Kochi, and Ahmedabad—the upcoming Indian Racing Festival season will take place between August and November later this year. The Ganguly-owned Kolkata team are set to participate for the first time.

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Sourav Ganguly commented:

I am truly excited to embark on this journey with the Kolkata team in the Indian Racing Festival. Motorsports has always been a passion of mine while this opportunity not only allows me to contribute to the growth of motorsport in Kolkata but also aligns with my belief in fostering a culture of excellence and sportsmanship. Together with the Kolkata Royal Tigers, we aim to build a strong legacy in the Indian Racing Festival and inspire a new generation of motorsport enthusiasts, making the Kolkata Royal Tigers a formidable force in the Festival

Akhilesh Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director of RPPL, added:

We are thrilled to announce Sourav Ganguly as the owner of the Kolkata franchise. His visionary leadership and commitment to excellence, shaped by years of legendary cricketing success, brings unparalleled dynamism to the Indian Racing Festival. Ganguly’s influence is set to inspire a new generation of motorsport enthusiasts across India, igniting passion and driving young athletes towards greatness. Additionally, his association is expected to significantly enhance awareness of the Indian Racing Festival (IRF) among a broader audience, further solidifying its position as a premier motorsport event in India.

Sourav Ganguly becomes team owner in Indian Racing Festival
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Aditya Chaudhuri

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