‘Quit what you don’t enjoy and just take a chance on yourself’, perhaps, this is the statement that would’ve run through Ebin Divakar’s mind as he mulled over quitting his job. It’s been a while now since he quit his job with Amazon to pursue his passion in Motorsports and the Automotive Industry. Today, Ebin is one of the founders of the motor sport company, Grid Motorsports, along with an in-house media production unit called GridworX.
Grid Motorsports is looking to address the adrenaline rush a person feels when they compete, go fast and experience their vehicles first hand in a safe and legal environment.”
Why not race legally?
Motor sport does have a lot of interest in India, but few know the place where they can watch it in action or even own such powerful automobiles. Strongly discouraging rash driving, street racing and other different of dangerous driving, Ebin and his co-founders, Faizaan Ahmed and Sanjay Sukumar, decided to make Grid Motorsports a safe and legal reality. Ebin says, “Grid Motorsports is looking to address the adrenaline rush a person feels when they compete, go fast and experience their vehicles first hand in a safe and legal environment.”
The track for Indian racers to make it in India
Speaking why India needs to develop this sport, Ebin says, “The trend is such that automotive technology and standards only get better when it is put in competitions as you can see are the cases with Britain, Germany, Italy, etc,” he further adds saying, “If we are serious about “Make In India” and developing home-grown talent, this is ideally the way to do it.” Currently, Ebin says they are working with government and the regulatory authorities to get it done right.
If we are serious about “Make In India” and developing home-grown talent, this is ideally the way to do it.”
Checking all the boxes
Getting all the boxes ticked, all the paperwork right to open any enterprises is challenge, but in the case of opening one that is related to high risk, the tension is almost double. “The regulations for the racers, spectators, ensuring the safety of everyone present in the venue equipping with fire brigade, ambulances, tow trucks, doctors, so on and so forth, is something we are going to be thorough with.”
More in store
Under the umbrella of GridworX Racing Pvt Ltd., Ebin and his team haven’t just opened the Grid Motorsports but also GridworX, a media production house which contracts services to corporate houses, events and also produce their own work. “Along with events, under GridworX we have created original scores, cinematography and post-production” says the ambition entrepreneur.
Working hard to leave timeless tire marks in India’s motor sports arena, Ebin and his team have already amassed many enthusiastic drivers and audience, especially with their upcoming racing event, Grid Motorsports: HOT LAP. Ready to truly Make In India, Ebin Divakar and his equally passionate co-founders are geared up to make motor racing as popular as any other mainstream sport.