ENTREPRENEUR DHRUMIL PATEL AND ARJUNA AWARD WINNER GAURAV GILL ACQUIRE A FRANCHISE TEAM AT THE CEAT INDIAN SUPERCROSS RACING LEAGUE
Vadodara, August 31, 2023: The CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League, in its pursuit of redefining the landscape of motorsports in India, proudly announces the induction of the “Gujarat Trailblazers” as one of the league’s franchise team for the upcoming season. The team, which marks a significant milestone in the league’s journey, will be owned by Dhrumil Patel, a Vadodara-based entrepreneur with Indian motorsport icon Gaurav Gill.
Dhrumil Patel’s illustrious profile is a testament to his exceptional dedication to excellence and diverse achievements across the business landscape. A distinguished graduate from BITS Pilani, Purdue University, and Harvard, Mr. Patel has charted a unique trajectory spanning Real Estate, Heavy Engineering, Retail, IT, Hospitality & F&B, and Trade and commerce. He has a proven track record in steering a wide array of ventures to remarkable heights within their respective industries.
As a co-founder, director and venture capitalist, he has been instrumental in developing ventures like Nilamber Group, Adroit Engimach Pvt Ltd, Hyatt Place Vadodara and been a support pillar for startups like WFC & Fantasy Akhada.
Arjuna Award winner Gaurav Gill is a motorsport icon with a career spanning over two decades. Among his exceptional achievements are his remarkable debut performance in the 2000 INRC Season, two consecutive wins at the Indian Formula Rolon and Maruti Racing Championships in 2004 and 2006, and seven wins at the Indian National Rally Championship. Internationally, Gill has been a three-time Asia Pacific Rally Champion and secured 11 stage wins in his debut World Rally Championship.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this new venture, Dhrumil Patel stated that, “Joining the CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League with Gujarat Trailblazers is an exhilarating step forward. The league’s innovative approach resonates with my entrepreneurial drive, and I am excited to bring that energy to the world of supercross racing. Through Gujarat Trailblazers, I aim to channel my passion for excellence and determination to create a formidable team that competes at the highest level.”
Sharing the excitement, Gaurav Gill, stated, “I’m thrilled to enter the realm of Supercross Racing. As a racer myself, this holds immense importance for me. I’m eagerly looking forward to the opportunity to channel my enduring passion for motorsports into this new pursuit. I’m truly excited about establishing a great team and anticipate a season filled with exhilarating experiences.”
Veer Patel, Co-founder and Director of Supercross India Pvt. Ltd, welcomes the addition of Gujarat Trailblazers: “We are filled with joy as we extend our warm welcome to Mr. Dhrumil Patel and the esteemed Gujarat Trailblazers, integrating them into the dynamic fabric of the CEAT Indian Supercross Racing League. This moment is marked by tremendous pride as we unite with Mr. Patel, whose progressive vision and diverse expertise effortlessly align with the core values of our league. Through Mr. Patel’s support, we discover a source of profound value that not only enhances the league’s essence but also plays a vital role in our collective ambition to redefine the motorsports arena in India”
Mr. Sujith Kumar, Chairman of the Supercross Racing Commission of the FMSCI, shares his perspective: “The incorporation of the Gujarat Trailblazers introduces a fresh facet to the league’s arena of competition. The unwavering commitment to excellence demonstrated by Mr. Patel, coupled with his remarkable entrepreneurial journey, serves as a profound source of inspiration. We eagerly anticipate observing the trajectory of the Gujarat Trailblazers and Mr. Patel’s substantive contributions to the realm of Supercross racing.”