SRK gets into motor racing

Mumbai: After not much success with his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders, superstar Shahrukh Khan is now eyeing a stake in the Indian Racing League.

The motor racing league, called the i1 Super Series was launched in August this year. At its launch event, Machdar Motorsports, the promoters had announced that the series, based on the popular city based franchisee format, would have nine teams representing nine different cities in the country including Delhi, Chennai and other metros.

The first edition of the motor sports event is scheduled to hit the tracks in January next year.

SRK`s company is considering the prospects of investment in the Mumbai franchise but nothing is clear as yet. "Personally I don`t know much. I haven`t met anyone. My company is looking at it. They had talks with them," Shahrukh told reporters here.

The 46-year-old actor`s cricket team did not fare well in the three editions of the cash-rich tournament but in the fourth season, this year, it reached the semi-finals.