Mahindra Racing invites fans to design a racetrack for the India ePrix

[29th February 2016. New Delhi, India] Mahindra Racing has announced a creative competition to design a racetrack for a future ePrix in New Delhi, India. Fans will submit their ideas on Facebook and Twitter in response to a video invitation from Team Principal Dilbagh Gill.

Following the success of Mahindra Racing's recent visit to India during which the M2Electro Formula E car took to the track for some laps of the Buddh International Circuit, the dream of a home race for the team may be a reality in the future.

Mahindra Racing has received a letter of intent from the Delhi Government pledging their support for an ePrix in the city of New Delhi and the race is on to design a challenging and exciting circuit.

Dilbagh Gill, Team Principal of Mahindra Racing Formula E Team, said: "We are looking for a track that is approximately two to three kilometers long, with 8 to 12 turns and space for a pit lane and our garages. We are inviting fans to share their ideas on Facebook and Twitter. It can be a sketch, a map, a photo or simply a piece of writing, but we want to accelerate this project and get the race to India. We have also reserved some exciting prizes for our favourite ideas, so I am looking forward to see what all the Mahindra Racing fans out there come up with."

Ali Russell, Director of Media and Communications at Formula E, said: "Formula E is a truly global sport with races spread across four continents. As a new racing series, Formula E acts as a platform to promote sustainable mobility and alternative energy solutions. India is a perfect example of an important emerging market that would raise the profile and production of electric vehicles."

About Mahindra Racing

Mahindra Racing is one of only ten teams – and the only Indian team - to compete in the FIA Formula E Championship. It was also the first Indian team to participate in the FIM MotoGPTM World Motorcycle Racing Championship series in 2011 and the Italian National Motorcycle Racing Championship (CIV) in 2012.

Mahindra Racing enters the second Formula E season as one of eight manufacturers developing its own electric powertrain to power its quartet of racing cars. With this second generation Mahindra Racing car, the M2Electro, the team hopes to build on the success of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship. Working together with Mahindra Reva - an electric car company whose sole aim is to develop and produce an affordable compact electric car - and service provider Campos Racing, the Mahindra Racing Formula E Team is in good hands.

Mahindra is known for competing in Moto3TM as both a team and manufacturer. From 2015, India's first and only MotoGPTM manufacturer will concentrate on strengthening the development programme of its successful Mahindra MGP3O Moto3TM motorcycle and will no longer run its own factory team. The decision to concentrate on machine development as a full-scale constructor only strengthens Mahindra's commitment to top-level two-wheeled racing. Mahindra's bold decision to take on the world’s best at the highest level of motorcycle racing has won the team a number of prestigious awards in India.

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The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity, enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.

A USD 16.9 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra provides employment opportunities to over 200,000 people in over 100 countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.

In 2015, Mahindra & Mahindra was recognized as the Best Company for CSR in India in a study by the Economic Times. In 2014, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000, a comprehensive listing of the world's largest, most powerful public companies, as measured by revenue, profit, assets and market value. The Mahindra Group also received the Financial Times 'Boldness in Business' Award in the 'Emerging Markets' category in 2013.

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