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    Default MS Dhoni's bike race team renamed as Mahi Racing Team India

    Edit November 8, 2012: MUMBAI, NOV 8:
    After making its debut in the 600 CC class of the FIM World Superbike Championship this year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team is now considering entering other categories such as Sport and Supersport.
    “We will have to chalk out a plan because there are three categories, Sport, Supersport and Superbike. We will see how it goes. Definitely it’s an option for us,” Dhoni told presspersons last night.

    The team has rechristened itself Mahi Racing Team India. It was earlier called MSD R-N Racing Team India.
    On the name change, Dhoni said, “We thought MSD R-N was quite a big name. There were some other reasons also. So we thought let’s keep it sweet and simple at Mahi Racing Team India.”

    He further said they would be opening two riding schools based out of Greater Noida and Sriperumbudur.
    “I would lie if I said I dreamt about opening a riding school. Opening a riding school definitely wasn’t on the agenda. But now we are in a position to do it,” he said.

    Despite its entry midway into the season, the team put up a strong performance, peaking at the final race at Magny Cours, France, with its rider Dan Linfoot pulling off a podium finish.
    “There is nothing like a Midas touch. It is all about the team. You need to have a good team. You need people to perform on the field. The same applies to the racing. You need to have good riders, good team, good technical support. Racing is something where technical assistance is very important apart from the driver’s skill,” he explained.

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    The vast country of India arrived in the Supersport World Championship in the form of the Kawasaki MSD R-N Team India at the recent Czech Republic race. Put together in the matter of a few weeks since the first agreement to go racing this season, in preparation for a full assault next year, the team fielded French youngster Florian Marino on a Ninja ZX-6R last weekend and he rode well to get into the points from a starting place of 23rd.

    The team was introduced to the collected media at Brno before race day and team principal Mr Amit Sandill had the chance to explain more about the ambitions of a team which will have a home race at the Buddh International Circuit near Delhi next year, the first full season for this fledgling team so full of potential.

    "We are looking at it from the long term perspective," he stated. "Trying to grow the sport in Asia. The sport itself is in a pretty nascent stage in Asia so this is a first step. Trying to get to the championship and making a kind of mark in the championship and then take the sport to India and then other countries in Asia. We would also like to start a Racing Academy. Behind all this is the passion, which comes as a bonus."

    The team should be joined on track at the next round in Silverstone by the currently injured British rider Dan Linfoot, who won two Superstock 600 races in 2008. Marino is a four-time Superstock 600 race winner, and was a full time Honda WSS rider last year. The squad has its base at Yeovil in the UK and technical director will be Andrew Stone, who currently looks after Fabien Foret's bike.

    Brno race will see the return of fast Frenchman Florian Marino to the scene, as he lines up with a promising new Indian-backed Kawasaki squad called MSD R-N Racing Team India.

    One curiosity does surround the team name, as MSD stands for Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the captain of India's cricket World Cup winning team, and Amit Sandill's partner in this new motorsport venture.
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    this is good news, but some more information is required.

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    Source: MS Dhoni launches his bike racing team | News | NDTVSports.com

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is known for his passion for bikes, launched his racing team in July which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.

    The championship is a support race for the World Superbike championship, which will make its debut in India in March 2013.

    The team, named as MSD R-N Racing Team India, entered the 17-race championship in the 10th race at Brno, Czech Republic. It is expected to compete full season in 2013.

    The team has two bikers in Florian Marino of France and Dan Linfoot of Great Britain.

    Marino is a four-time Superstock 600 race winner, and was a full time Honda WSS rider last year. Linfoot had won two Superstock 600 races in 2008.

    The squad has its base at Yeovil in the UK.

    Team principal Amit Sandill said the they aim to popularise and grow the game in Asia.

    "We are looking at it from the long term perspective. Trying to grow the sport in Asia. The sport itself is in a pretty nascent stage in Asia so this is a first step," Sandill had said at the launch of the team in July.

    "Trying to get to the championship and making a kind of mark in the championship and then take the sport to India and then other countries in Asia. We would also like to start a Racing Academy. Behind all this is the passion, which comes as a bonus," he said.
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    Thats hell of a news!!

    We can soon expect a racing school here... Wow!
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    Oh, that's a good news...
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    Great initiative by a bike enthusiast. This will help promote the sport in the country. Atleast we can now expect a school for training.
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    awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by sunilg View Post
    Source: MS Dhoni launches his bike racing team | News | NDTVSports.com

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is known for his passion for bikes, launched his racing team in July which is now competing in FIM Supersport World Championship.

    The championship is a support race for the World Superbike championship, which will make its debut in India in March 2013.

    The team, named as MSD R-N Racing Team India, entered the 17-race championship in the 10th race at Brno, Czech Republic. It is expected to compete full season in 2013.

    The team has two bikers in Florian Marino of France and Dan Linfoot of Great Britain.

    Marino is a four-time Superstock 600 race winner, and was a full time Honda WSS rider last year. Linfoot had won two Superstock 600 races in 2008.

    The squad has its base at Yeovil in the UK.

    Team principal Amit Sandill said the they aim to popularise and grow the game in Asia.

    "We are looking at it from the long term perspective. Trying to grow the sport in Asia. The sport itself is in a pretty nascent stage in Asia so this is a first step," Sandill had said at the launch of the team in July.

    "Trying to get to the championship and making a kind of mark in the championship and then take the sport to India and then other countries in Asia. We would also like to start a Racing Academy. Behind all this is the passion, which comes as a bonus," he said.
    WoW! Thats gr8

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