Sachin’s new passion

Speaking at the inauguration, Tendulkar said, "I have always been a big karting fan, something which you cannot do on normal roads, you can do it on a karting track."

Sachin Tendulkar at the inauguration.   -  PTI

Sachin Tendulkar today inaugurated a Sky Karting track at ‘Smaaash’ in Lower Parel area here.

Speaking on the occasion, Tendulkar said, “I have always been a big karting fan, something which you cannot do on normal roads, you can do it on a karting track.”

On his love for Indian motorsports, he said, “Motor sport is fabulous and I really enjoy it… I felt even 30 years ago, or less than 15-10 years ago, the infrastructure for other sports was also not that great, we won whatever medals we could because of sheer talent in the sports personalities we had.

“But in the last few years infrastructure is getting better, there are better facilities available to sports personalities and it reflects on the number of medals we have been able to achieve. Go karting or motor sport is heading in that direction, so it’s about being persistent and also

supporting sports. If you support them, appreciate their performances they are all going to deliver, they all need encouragement and we have to encourage sports in general,” Tendulkar added.

The track is a 430 metre multilevel-track, which is advanced and challenging for those who want to go flat out, a release issued by Smaaash said.