i1 Super Series, the exciting new motorsports league set to commence in January 2012, has got its fifth city franchise in Chennai with K Raghu Ramakrishna Raju, Chairman, Ind-Barath Power Infra announced as the owner of the franchise, Chennai Super Sonics. Earlier franchise owners include leading Tollywood actor Nagarjuna for Hyderabad, Arjun Baljee and Rudra Dalmia for Bangalore, Arindam Chaudhuri for Delhi and Bollywood Superstar Shahrukh Khan for Mumbai.
The highly anticipated i1 Super Series, charted on the popular city based franchisee format, will have 9 teams representing 9 different cities from across the country with each team having a driver of Indian origin and an International driver per car marking a new dimension to Indian Motorsports.
Announcing the partnership, Mr. Darshan M, CEO, i1 Super Series, said, "I am very pleased to announce that we have finalized on our team owner for the Chennai for the upcoming i1 Super Series to take place in January, 2012. Raghu is a big motorsports fan and was adamant that he be a part of the i1 Super Series. Chennai is the motorsport capital of India with rich history in the sport and Raghu is keen to ensure that his team lives up to the standards.”
K Raghu, Chairman Ind – Barath Power Infra commenting on the association said, “The i1 super series has the makings of a great sporting league that will gain popularity and a fan following like no other. I am happy to be associated with this sporting event and I am confident that with the support and encouragement of Machdar Motorsports, this league will give an opportunity to budding drivers and motor sports buffs. Chennai has been the home of motorsports in India for a long time and the Chennai Super Sonics will do our best to make sure we stay on top.”
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