Motorsports by itself is only gaining attention of recent in India, and two of India's top sportspersons, CS Santosh and Gaurav Gill will try their hands on powerboat racing, in the Nexa P1 Powerboat, Indian Grand Prix of the Seas scheduled to take place on 3 March, 2017.
Both champions will become India's first sportspersons to race powerboats, against 6 world-class teams comprising of 2 boats each, featuring 26 of the world's best pilots and navigators competing on a first time racetrack on water.
CS Santosh and Gaurav Gill have undergone extensive training in powerboat racing in the United Kingdom under seven-time World Champion and three-time World Speed Record Holder, Neil Holmes. The fastest Indians on land are determined to prove themselves on the waters.
Speaking about the upcoming race, CS Santosh says: "I have challenged myself in the toughest race on land, the Dakar Rally, and have now been training hard to test the challenges of the open seas."
"I am excited on being given the opportunity to demonstrate my abilities in speed in this new competitive powerboat racing series and look forward to the prospect of racing with highly experienced pilots. I am glad that I am being trusted with an engine, a steering wheel and an instruction that says ‘Go Fast'."
Gaurav Gill says, "We are elated that Procam International and P1 Global are hosting the first Grand Prix of the Seas in our country and have created a global structure that is being seeded from Indian shores. We are even more delighted that the two of us have been chosen to champion Indian participation at this premier event."
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