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'Domestic racing and drivers to get fillip with races at BIC'

New Delhi, Nov 27, 2012 (PTI):

The hosting of the finale of the national racing championship and several other races at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) will be a huge boost for the domestic drivers and domestic racing, the organisers said today.

A total of 14 races, including JK Racing Asia Series finale, Polo R Cup and MRF Challenge, will be held at the BIC this weekend under the Sidvin Speed Festival.

"We had two tracks for domestic racings, one at Chennai and one at Coimbatore, where the drivers cannot no beyond 11000 RPMs at a 3.13km circuit but at BIC even 20,000 RPMs would be low. Here they will find their cars not having enough power, so they will have to make some tuning to their cars.

"It will be a dream come true for them to race at a Formula One circuit," Sanjay Sharma, Head Motorsport, JK Tyres and Industries Limited said.

At least five Indian drivers will be seen in action in the JK race while four local drivers will strut their stuff in the MRF races.

Sharma said hosting these races at BIC would open up several other opportunities for the young drivers.

"We did not have a FIA homologated, accredited track, so manufacturers never had promotional events here. But now with the coming of BIC, this has started to happen.

Now our domestic drivers can have opportunities to meet those manufacturers and make a career-path," he said.

The safety measures and medical facilities will be the same during the action which are followed during F1.

"That's why you come to BIC. We have taken our circuit to the best facilities," Sharma said.


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