Racing

Why WRC Would Work In India

The World Rally Championship has taken a beating in recent years, not least with the formation of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, or IRC, taking away a lot of teams and host countries. In such a scenario, it is in the best interests of the FIA to look at bringing the World Rally Championship, or WRC as it's known, to India.

Here's why it would work:

Firstly, India has a rich rallying heritage. Lets never forget the Great Desert Himalayan, a stellar event through the 1980s which attracted top talents from across the globe, for its combination of unpredictable conditions, varying topography and of course the lure of the mystique of India, which saw many teams staying on after the event to savour the sights and sounds of all India has to offer. The Raid de Himalaya and Desert Storm do continue the tradition somewhat, but a raid is a little bit different from the WRC format.

In the WRC, the distances are limited, with the special stages accounting for a competitive distance of about 300 kilometres. Also, a super special stage, usually run in a controlled environment like a stadium with high spectator attendance is part of the event.

Call it personal preference if you will, but watching a rally car in full flight is one of the most thrilling sights in motorsport. That the cars externally resemble road cars is an added advantage to the manufacturers actually, since the layman can make an immediate visual connect to the cars he sees on the road.

With India's burgeoning car market, notably the B-segment, and some big ticket sponsors like telecoms and petroleum companies, the WRC would do well in India. Skoda already has a rally version of the Fabia, VW are working on a Golf / Polo WRC, Hyundai has rally experience with the Accent, and could prepare an i20 WRC, Ford already has the new Fiesta WRC ready to go, Suzuki has rallied the SX4 previously.

Yes, international rallying has been tried before, with the APRC, and yes, it didn't go off particularly well, but the lessons have been learned. It is up to organizers to ensure the event is conducted to the best international standards.

In this decade, the time is ripe for World Rallying in India. And with promising young Indians already making waves on the world stage, it would be tragic if the opportunity were lost.

Racing

Go Karting – Best For Aspiring Formula 1 Drivers

Formula 1 is the most thrilling motor racing sport the world has witnessed till now. In Formula 1 the drivers steer their cars at a speed ranging from 250 to 350 Kmph. However, to attain that much of a speed, the driver must be experienced enough to balance the car. Though, everything comes only and only through practice, still for aspiring Formula 1 drivers, it is always better to try their hands at Go Karting first.

In fact, Go Karting is considered as the first and foremost step towards a career in racing, as the format of this sport is almost the same that is used in Formula 1. It was in the year 1956, when the first ever Kart was built by the Kurtis Kraft in Southern California. Since then, it has come a long way, and people belonging to all age group be it a 14 year old kid or a 60 year old man, loves to explore the zigzag racing tracks. Moreover, it is also one of the most economical motor racing sports, and anyone can experience the fun it brings into their lives.

In Go Karting, the aspiring racers will learn how to control the car, when it is in great speed, how to overtake other racers, types of flags and what they stand for, basic rules and regulations, which are to be followed in any racing sport. And, to promote Go Karting in the Los Angeles and Ventura County, MB2 Raceway has built two of the most fascinating indoor Go Kart racing tracks based in Sylmar and Thousand Oaks respectively. Here, people can go in small and large groups, or even an individual can go and begin his/her race straightaway.

The Karting Tracks

MB2 Raceways tracks in both Sylmar and Thousand Oaks locations have been built according to the international norms. When it comes to the number of turns in the tracks, the Sylmar track possess 12 turns, while the Thousand Oaks has got 11 turns, which eventually help the drivers to attain expertise in turning the karts at high speed. Moreover, the both tracks are ?? miles long and their surface area is made up of Etched concrete, which has also got the drifting capabilities.

Karts

The Electric Go Karts provided by MB2 Raceway deliver high performance, as they all are made in Europe, and manages to attain the high speed of up to 45 mph (maximum). Additionally, for kids kart racing, it provides junior karts, whereas for the adults the karts are different, but still both types of karts are capable of giving an enthralling experience to the race drivers.

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