Chennai, Dec 14 (ANI): Dirt biking arrived in India as a racing competition heralded the country's first off-road race track in Chennai on Sunday.
Off-Road Motorcycles, better known as dirt bikes, involves driving on a muddy track, kicking off a lot of sand and mud.
Racing on cross bikes and on ATVs (All Terrain Vehicle) is a specialized sport, which took the hearts of many sports and bike lovers.
The youth seemed excited with this niche sports as a drizzle helped settle the blowing sand.
"Off-road racing is something different, that is on sand. Basically, Chennai has lot of beaches, so something related to that, I want some sports to take place. I wanted to do something different as there are not much of 'off racing tracks', so I was pretty much interested in ATVand motor race," said Sundar, an organiser of the event.
The off-road event took place in the categories of 110cc 2 strokes, 150cc ATV, ATV Novice and ATV Expert.
There were three winners at the end of each race, who were awarded trophies.
The 'off-road sport' received a thumbs up from the audience and youngsters are eagerly waiting for more such tracks across India. (ANI)