The six-round 2016 MRF MoGrip FMSCI National Supercross Championship for two-wheelers will kick off at the Navellim Supercross Track in Goa on April 17, with the qualifying held a day earlier.
Other rounds of the championship, being organised by Pune-based Godspeed Racing, will be held in Hyderabad on July 3, Delhi on Sept 25, Jaipur on Oct 2, Bengaluru on Nov 27 and Pune on Dec 4.
Over 150 riders from across the country will be taking part in seven National championship classes
Championship classes are:
Group A SX-1 (A&B, up to 250cc 2-Stroke, 500cc 4-Stroke)
Group B Indian Experts (2/4 Stroke, up to 260cc)
Group C Novice (2/4 Stroke, up to 260cc)
Group C Indian Experts (2/4 Stroke, up to 260cc)
Group C Private Experts (2/4 Stroke, up to 260cc)
Group A SX2 (up to 250cc 2-Stroke, 500cc 4-Stroke)
Junior SX (A/B/C/D, 2/4 Stroke, up to 250cc)
The reigning champions in the various categories are:
Aravind KP (Group A SX1 and Group B Indian Expert)
Amal Verghese (Group C Novice class)
Abdul W Tanveer (Group C Indian Expert)
Suhail Ahmed (Group C Expert class)
Jignesh Patel (Group A SX2)
Rugved Barguje (Junior SX Group A/B/C/D)
“We have been involved with two-wheeler racing and shows for over 10 years,” Godspeed Racing said in a statement. “We have also been instrumental with our vast experience, technical and marketing expertise and network within the fraternity in assisting various organizations to set up factory racing teams.
“Over the last four years, we have branched out into extreme motorsports and have been the only organization to get freestyle motocross shows and superbike freestyle shows into the country,” the statement added.
Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport that involves racing specialised, high-performance off-road motorcycles on artificially created dirt tracks consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Professional Supercross contests are usually held in stadiums world-over.