few Sunglass Huts, stray dogs, the occasional cow, thousands of scooters and, of course, cars going both directions
on the one-way road.
“THE INDIAN IMPORT DUTY
IS 100 PERCENT ON FOREIGN
MOTORCYCLES, SO A NEW DIRT
BIKE CAN COST UPWARDS
The Pune Invitational Supercross League event consisted
of one press day on Thursday and three days of racing
(Friday through Sunday). TVS Motor Company was the
big manufacturer at this event. The course was a mild
fairgrounds track, with the surroundings looking like a
Supercross track. The grandstands could hold 30,000 spec-
tators. The dirt was a hard-packed clay with minimal rocks.
Like any night race, when the sun goes down, the moisture
comes out of the ground to make the track more slippery.
The track difficulty level had gone up a lot compared to
the previous event I had been to in India. The starting gate
was pretty standard in what you see at most AMA events.
The safety regulations in many foreign countries are not up
to AMA specifications, and this event was no exception.
The edge of the track was lined with fencing that did two
things—it held promotional banners and kept spectators
The sights and sounds of India never
failed to amaze the American, South
African and German racers who traveled
around the globe to put on a show for
the Indian fans.