Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh may own racing teams

Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh may own racing teamsIndian cricket stars Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been approached to buy car racing teams, costing USD 5 million each, in the proposed i1 Super Series, scheduled to begin from December 18.

Nine teams, with two cars each, will compete in seven Asian cities in a short calender, consisting of 14 races on seven weekends.

“Cricket and Bollywood stars and a few top industrialists have already shown a keen interest to own the nine Indian city-based franchise teams. Cricketers Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been approached,” said the CEO of event promoters Machdar Motorsports, M Darshan.

Sachin Tendulkar is a huge fan of F1 who owned a Ferrari 360 Modena which was gifted to him by Ferrari themselves. Sachin recently sold it off to a Surat based businessman and bought himself a brand new Nissan GT-R.  Alongwith, Sachin, there is also a talk of Yuvraj Singh being offered the ownership of a racing team in the series.

The 9 available franchises for a base price of USD five million each are being made available by invitation and not a popular auction. Once owners and series broadcast partners are finalized an announcement to this effect will be made.

Each team will have an India and a foreign driver and each race with two cars forming an 18-car grid.

The series will held in seven Asian cities – New Delhi and Chennai in India, Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai in the Arabian Gulf, Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Pattaya in Thailand.

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