Buddh International Circuit Looking to Host More Motorsport Races
November 4, 2011
The Buddh International Circuit is looking to build on its success with its staging of the inaugural Formula One Indian Grand Prix by hosting more motorsport series events.
Sameer Gaur, managing director of Jaypee Sports International Ltd, said he had seven proposals at hand from series and events just waiting for the green signal from JPSI.
“As of now, I have slotted time after November 10 to schedule meetings with representatives from MotoGP, V8 Supercars, World Superbikes, manufacturers like Porsche and Audi. In all, there are seven proposals for me to discuss,” Gaur told TOI.
Talks are also on with i1 Super Series promoters Machdar Motors. “But I’m still not completely sold over their idea,” Gaur said.
The 875 acre facility has about a window of five months in which it can hold international motorsports and Gaur is acutely aware of that.
“We really can’t target more than 4-5 events honestly. I have to keep the weather in mind,” he stated, before adding, “The world of motorsports comes to life after mid-January so I have February and March before it gets incredibly hot. April, May, June, July and August are ruled out and then we have only the months of September, October and November to host events.”
The next international entity to come down to Greater Noida could very well be the World Superbikes and/or the V8 Supercars, according to Gaur.
But if you’re itching to have another look at the circuit then the next round of action at the track will be the final round of the JK National Racing Championship and also the JK Asia Racing Series. The weekend of November 26-27 will see 10 races: four rounds of JKRAS, two races of JK Polo Cup, two races of Formula LGB and two races in the Super Saloon category.