The first leg of the challenge was held in Pune and Piroz Kadri was crowned Pune's Castrol Power1 most Passionate Biker and he will now represent the city at the All India Finals. Castrol Power1 Passion Hunt offers a platform to biking enthusiasts across the country to come together to showcase and share their passion for biking.
The event will be held in eight cities (Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore) and winners from each city will compete against each other at the National Finals to be held in New Delhi on April 22.
Around 300 bikers participated in the Mumbai round of the Castrol Power1 Most Passionate Biker competition, which included a test of biking skills, bike style quotient, biking knowledge and overall passion for biking.
Malcolm Ilavia was crowned Mumbai's Castrol Power1 Most Passionate Biker and he will now represent the city at the All India Finals.
Malcolm Ilavia was adjudged winner by a jury which included Castrol Power1 and the xBhp members. Besides judging, the xBhp team members are also travelling across the country, talking to bikers and encouraging them to participate in the event.
Speaking about his victory, Malcolm Ilavia said, "The Castrol Power1 Passion Hunt is a great opportunity for passionate bikers like myself. I had great fun all day and I am thrilled to be crowned Mumbai's Castrol Power1 Most Passionate Biker. I am looking forward to the finals where I will have the opportunity to meet John Abraham - a most passionate biker himself. What I liked about this event was the underlying message promoted by Castrol Power1 that you don't have to be unsafe to be passionate and cool about biking. In fact, it is very uncool to be unsafe on a bike or anywhere else and that is a message I will carry with me for all times".
Castrol Power1's brand ambassador - Actor John Abraham launched the Castrol Power1 Passion Hunt in Mumbai on February 6 and he will also be present at the finals in Delhi on April 22, to give away the grand prize to the winner.
The overall winner will be awarded a Yamaha R1 Superbike - a most coveted machine for any biker.
In addition to the on ground event, there is also an online component as well in the Castrol Power1 Passion Hunt.
Bikers can log on to power1hunt.com and can create their own personal profiles as passionate bikers to showcase to the world. On this site, bikers can upload pictures, videos and stories pertaining to biking.
Visitors to the site will be able to vote for the online 'Castrol Power1's Most Passionate Biker' and this on line winner will also have an opportunity to participate in the All India Final competition. To promote this exciting event, Castrol has partnered with PVR Cinemas and Radio City.