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X1 Racing League: 30 drivers drafted in six teams

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Mumbai, Nov 11: The drivers draft for the inaugural edition of the X1 Racing League, a franchise based motorsports competition, concluded here on Monday as 30 international and domestic racers were drafted by six teams.

Son of legendary F1 driver Niki Lauda, Mathias was picked by the Delhi franchise (AD Racing) while India's Arjun Maini and Gaurav Gill will race for Bengaluru (Bangalore Racing Stars) and Delhi teams respectively. The league is powered by JK Tyre Motorsports.

The league which is to be held between November 30-December 1 in New Delhi at the Buddh International Circuit and December 7-8 in Chennai at the Madras Motor Race Track will have four drivers and two cars in each team. Of the four drivers in each team there will be one international male, one international female, one India international and a domestic racer. 

Of the two domestic racers picked in each team one will get to represent the franchise. Each race will last for 30 minutes and will have three unique team-based race formats per day.

Team Hyderabad (Blackbirds Hyderabad) were the first to pick in the draft which started off with India's International racers in the first round, they chose Akhil Rabindra. 

The next to pick were Team Bengaluru who chose Arjun Maini after which Team Mumbai (Mumbai Falcons) went on to choose Arjun's brother Khush Maini. The others picked in the round were Krishna Mahadik by Team Ahmedabad (DG Racing), Gill by Team Delhi and Chennai team (NK Racing) auto-picked by their team owner Narain Karthikeyan.

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