13/02/2012

Buddh to host GT1!

The news out of the Buddh International Circuit today is that they will host a FIA GT1 race in 2012!

GT1 is World championship sports car racing and this means that India's racing arena will will play host to some incredible cars such as:
  • Audi R8 LMS Ultra
  • BMW Z4 GT3
  • Ferrari 458 Italia
  • McLaren MP4-12C GT3
  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
But that's not the only good news ... not only is the Buddh International Circuit hosting a race, it's hosting the season finale meaning the title could well be decided in India!

Stephane Ratel (founder and CEO of SRO Motorsports Group - the developers of the series) said:

"India completes the 2012 calendar in every way. It fulfils our ambition to continue to break new ground in global markets, taking world-class GT racing to new and exciting locations. To secure events in the three capital cities of the three fastest growing markets for luxury cars is a major step forward".

Meanwhile Sameer Gaur (MD and CEO of Jaypee Sports International Limited - the developers of the Buddh International Circuit) added:

"It is indeed a matter of great pleasure for us to be a part of the FIA GT1 World Championship. After having hosted a hugely successful F1 race at BIC last October, we are fully prepared for another successful international race. I am sure Indian motorsport fans would love it and India would soon acquire its rightful place in the world of high-speed motor racing".

This is a real event to be excited about; not only will it bring with it great racing but it will also enhance the profile of the already widely praised Buddh International Circuit. This can only be good for Indian motorsport!

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