Team India cricket captain MS Dhoni and Tollywood top star Nagarjuna joined hands to launch a motorbiking racing team — MSD R-N Racing Team India — to compete in the Supersport World Championship. Dhoni’s close friend Arun Pandey is the chairman and managing director of the team.
The motorbiking racing team, comprising of riders Frenchman Florian Marino and Dan Linfoot of Great Britain, made its debut in the Czech Republic race in Brno last month. The team will take part in the first ever World Superbike Championship to be held in India at the Buddh International Circuit in March 2013.
In the first race of the season, Marino managed to finish 13th on his Kawasaki ZX6R bike after starting in the 23rd place. The Frenchman followed that up with a 19th place in Silverstone on August 5. In the race in Moscow, Marino and Linfoot came in at 14 and 16.
Supersport series was introduced as a support class to the Superbike World Championship in 1990. A Supersport Championship race takes place at every Superbike World Championship round. Each race is approximately 100 km long.
We all know Dhoni’s love for bikes. His garage boasts of a Confederate’s uberbike US $ 49,500 Hellcat X132 (only one in South Asia), a Kawasaki Ninja, a Yamaha 650 cc, a Hero Honda CBZ Xtreme and a TVS Star City among others.