from FIA Karting
The FIA announced today an official partnership with Mumbai Falcons Racing Limited to support the FIA Karting World Championships in 2022.
Mumbai Falcons plan to develop a world-class racing and karting facility in India which will serve as a hub for motorsport. Mumbai Falcons Racing Limited was founded in 2019 by the Gadhoke Group with the objective of developing a next-generation, sustainable motorsport team and to accelerate growth in the Indian motorsport landscape.
The team is part of Racing Promotion Private Limited, the promoter and organiser of the newly-created Formula Regional Indian Championship and the Formula 4 Indian Championship, due to launch at the end of 2022. Both championships are certified by the FIA.
Mumbai Falcons will be an official partner for the 2022 FIA Karting World Championship events at Le Mans, France from September 1-4 and Sarno, Italy from September 15-18. The agreement also includes official partner status for two World and four European Championship events in 2023.
FIA Karting Commission President, Akbar Ebrahim said: “Guided by the new Presidential team at the FIA, one of the missions is to double motorsport participation and cultivate awareness and engagement in under-developed and developing territories. It is my goal as President of the FIA Karting Commission to harness the passion and enthusiasm among youngsters and guide them on the pathway to a career in motorsport with karting as the first step on that journey.
The collaboration with Mumbai Falcons Racing Limited is central to that mission, particularly in a country like India, where the capacity for growth is enormous. We are seeking to provide cost-effective entry points and offer training, operational and technical support in order to expand the FIA Karting footprint globally in alignment with the FIA’s over-arching commitment to expansion.”
Mumbai Falcons Racing Limited CEO, Moid Tungekar said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity of partnering with the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile for the 2022 and 2023 FIA World Karting Championship. Karting is the first essential step when entering into motorsport and is responsible for teaching drivers and teams race craft.
“We at MFRL are focusing on developing international standard infrastructure and providing world class facilities to facilitate the growth of motorsport within our nation. The Gadhoke Group founder, Ameet Gadhoke, has an ambitious vision to create a world champion Indian driver in the near future and to make India a destination for motorsport developmental activities. We thank the FIA for their trust, support, guidance and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”