New Delhi :Leading sports management organization of the country, IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. has announced the on boarding of two of India’s promising future rally racing talents Pragathi Gowda and Yuva Kumar.
While the 25-year Bangalore-based rally driver Pragathi Gowda will be representing the Asia-Pacific region in the 2023 FIA Rally Star Training season after her impressive win in the Asia- Pacific finals of the FIA Rally Star Program held at the Madras International Circuit in Chennai late last year. Pragathi who made her debut in Rally Racing in 2020 at the Indian National Rally Championships held at Itanagar, finished in the top 10 in her first national championship and in the process caught the eyes of the motorsport community within the country. Now in just a little over 24 months since her debut and two credible finishes that also include a continental win, Pragathi is definitely a strong contender to one of the few prominent and emerging Rally drivers from India in the global Rally circuit. Pragathi who has been racing since a very young age and credits her motivation to her late brother Prajwal who was the reason for her to start racing.
“My racing career is short but my ambitions are big. I am glad that in this short span, I have been able to achieve some good results and that gives me the confidence that there’s more in store for me. At this stage of my career, it was important for me to start building a professional team around me and the first need beyond the technical bit was having a commercial partner. I am glad to be joining hands with IOS Sports & Entertainment who undoubtedly are one of the most professional and seasoned sports marketing entities in the country,” said the 25-year-old Pragathi Gowda.
IOS Sports & Entertainment today also announced the signing of yet another promising Rally Rider Yuva Kumar into their fold. Yuva who recently won the Desert Storm 2022 in the Moto category (upto 250cc) hails from Andhra Pradesh but has been raised in Bengaluru, Karnataka. With nearly two decades of rallying experience on two wheels, Yuva currently competes for the Hero Motorsports Team Rally.
“Motorsports is an expensive sport and after a while to step up, we all need commercial partners to help us take us to the next levels in our careers. Last year was a good year in my career and to now take the leap it was important for me to have experts with me. I am glad that I found that in team IOS and I am looking forward to my association with them,” said Yuva Kumar on his partnering with IOS Sports & Entertainment.
After the announcement of partnering with the rally racers, Mr. Rahul Trehan, COO, IOS Sports and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd said, “ As an organization, we have strived to bring to the fore talented youngsters to the national eye. Both Pragathi and Yuva are truly motivated athletes with a tremendous ahead of them. It was their quality and sincerity that has made us put our trust in them. Motorsports is one of the most followed sports across the world and through these athletes we can bring some attraction towards motorsports in India.”
IOS Sports and Entertainment has an ample number of top-class athletes under their belt which include Motorsport athletes Mira Erda and Aishwarya Pissay, Olympic medalists like MC Mary Kom (Boxing), Vijender Singh (Boxing), Manpreet Singh (Hockey), Saikhom Mirabai Chanu (Weightlifting), Lovlina Borgohain (Boxing), and Paralympic medalists like Nishad Kumar (High Jump), Manoj Sarkar (Badminton) to name a few. Along with them, IOS sports also manages Olympians like Rani Rampal (Hockey) and elite international athletes like Hima Das (Athletics) and Ashwini Ponnappa (Badminton) while also, aiming at providing the right guidance to budding talents like Jeremy Lalrinnunga (Weightlifting), Malvika Bansod (Badminton), Ishaan Bhatnagar (Badminton) and Dhruv Kapila (Badminton).