Buddh International Circuit

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M/s Jaypee Sports International Limited (JPSI), is in the process of developing a motor racing circuit at Sports SDZ, Sector 25, along Yamuna Expressway, at G.B. Pant Nagar, U.P., where India’s first Formula One race is scheduled to take place in October 2011.

The newly-constructed track that will host India’s inaugural Formula 1 race will carry the name Buddh International Circuit. The title was confirmed during a launch event in India today at which the track’s logo was unveiled.

“The name ‘Buddh International Circuit’ has been chosen with reference to the area where the racetrack is situated – Gautam Budh Nagar district (near Greater Noida). Because of its location, naming the circuit ‘Buddh International Circuit’ was a logical choice for the company,” said a statement from the organizers.

The 3.194-mile, 16-turn track will hold its first grand prix on 30 October this year.

The 5.14km long Jaypee International Race Circuit has been designed by renowned German architect and racetrack designer, Herman Tilke, who has also designed other world class race circuits in Malaysia, Bahrain, China, Turkey, Indonesia, the UAE, South Africa, South Korea and the US.

The Jaypee International race track is designed to suit the requirements of powerful, high-spec racing cars and motorcycles. The track’s combination of straights, corners and elevation changes has been designed to allow high speeds and provide opportunities for overtaking. All mandatory aspects like safety norms and regulations, run-off areas and medical facilities etc., are being incorporated in the race venue.

In a bid to promote motorsport in India, track management also have plan to set up a race academy at the Jaypee International race circuit, where aspiring racers will be provided with facilities that would allow them to hone their craft. Academy will facilitate car and motorcycle racers develop their talent and take it to the next level. Drivers will be helped to start working towards earning a professional racer’s license, learn about the importance of health and fitness and even develop marketing and PR skills.

Organizers are also building two Karting tracks, close to Jaypee International F1TM race circuit. One of the tracks will be a 1.2km long CIK World Championship standard track, while the other would be built for learners and the leisure Karting market. Karting enthusiasts will be offered a selection of fast, powerful machinery in these Karting circuits.
Jaypee Sports City
The Jaypee International race track is developed by Jaypee Group in the Jaypee Sports City consisting of commercial, recreational and residential properties spread over 2,500 acres. This world class facility will include apart from motor racing track – cricket stadium, hockey arena and a full complement of sports infrastructure.

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