Sourav Ganguly revs up Indian motorsport with Kolkata Royal Tigers

This strategic move of Sourav Ganguly acquiring the Kolkata Royal Tigers racing team is poised to inject a fresh wave of excitement into India's burgeoning motorsport scene.

The cricket legend, Sourav Ganguly has traded the cricket bat for a steering wheel, acquiring the Kolkata Royal Tigers racing team for the upcoming Indian Racing Festival (IRF) 2024.

This strategic move is poised to inject a fresh wave of excitement into India’s burgeoning motorsport scene.

Ganguly’s immense popularity and proven leadership acumen are expected to significantly expand the sport’s fan base.

Akhilesh Reddy, Chairman and Managing Director of RPPL, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “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, bring 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”

Thrilled about his new venture, Sourav Ganguly, said “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.”

The Indian Racing Festival, organized by Racing Promotions Pvt. Ltd., features the high-octane Indian Racing League (IRL) and Formula 4 Indian Championship (F4IC). With eight city-based teams competing from August to November, the festival promises thrilling action and intense rivalry. Now in its third season, the IRF is rapidly establishing itself as India’s premier motorsport event.

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