M S Dhoni's bike team looks to widen horizons

Dhoni racing team

After making its debut in the 600cc class of the FIM World Superbike Championship this year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team is now considering entering other categories like Sport and Supersport.

"We will have to chalk out a plan because there are three categories, Sport Supersport and Superbike. We will see how it goes. Definitely it's and option for us," Dhoni told reporters last night.

The team rechristened itself as Mahi Racing Team India. It was earlier called MSD R-N Rcing Team India.

On the name change, Dhoni said, "We thought MSD R-N was quite a big name. There were some other reasons also. So we thought let's keep it sweet and simple to Mahi Racing Team India."

He further said they will be opening two riding schools based out of Greater Noida and Sriperambudur.

"I would lie if I said I dreamt about opening a riding school. Opening a riding school definitely wasn't the agenda. But now we are in a position to do it," he said.

Despite its entry midway into the season, the team put up a strong performance, peaking at the final race at Magny Cours, France with its rider Dan Linfoot pulling off a podium finish.

"There is nothing like Midas touch. It is all about the team. You need to have a good team. You need people to perform on the field. the same applies to the racing. You need to have good riders, good team, good technical support. Racing is something where technical assistance is very important apart from the drivers skill," he explained.

"Riding a bike was a dream but I still cannot ride a bike at this level. We would like the team to do well. There is a mix of talent there are young drivers and there are experienced drivers," Dhoni said.

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