Pragathi Gowda and Yuva Kumar, two of the successful potential talents of Indian rally racing, have partnered with IOS Sports and Entertainment, a sports management organization.
While Pragathi Gowda, a 25-year-old rally driver based in Bangalore, will represent the Asia-Pacific territory in the 2023 FIA Rally Star Training season after winning the FIA Rally Star Program Asia-Pacific finals at Circuit Madras International in Chennai late last year. Pragathi, who began his rally racing career in 2020 at the Indian National Rally Championship at Itanagar, placed in the top ten in his first national championship, drawing attention from the nation’s motorsport group.
pragathi gowdasaying, “My sports career is short, but my ambitions are great. I am glad that in this short period I have been able to achieve some good results and that gives me the confidence that there is more 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 part was to have a business partner. I am pleased to join IOS Sports & Entertainment, which is undoubtedly one of the most professional and experienced sports marketing entities in the country.”
IOS Sports & Entertainment also announced the signing of another up-and-coming rally driver, Yuva Kumar. Yuva, who recently won the 2022 Desert Storm in the Moto (up to 250cc) category, hails from Andhra Pradesh but was raised in Bengaluru, Karnataka. With nearly two decades of rally experience on two wheels, Yuva currently competes for the Hero Motorsports Team Rally.
About the association, Yuva Kumar, commented, “Motorsport is an expensive sport and after a while we all need business partners to help us take our careers to the next level. Last year has been a good year in my career and now to make the leap it was important for me to have experts with me. I’m glad I found that in the IOS team and I look forward to partnering with them.”
Rahul Trehan, IOS COO, Sports & Entertainment, saying, “As an organization, we have strived to bring talented young people to the national spotlight. Both Pragathi and Yuva are truly motivated athletes with a great future ahead of them. It was their quality and sincerity that made us place our trust in them. Motorsport is one of the most followed sports around the world and through these athletes we can bring some attraction to motorsports in India.”