The 5.5-Kilometre Circuit In Andhra Pradesh, Awaiting FIA Grade 2 Certification, Is Set To Become India’s Longest Racing Venue
For a very long time, the Indian motorsport group suffered a dearth of racing venues within the nation. Until 2010, there have been none other than the Madras Motor Race Track in Irungattukottai in Chennai and the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore. The following yr witnessed the launch of the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, which introduced Formula One to India. After a decade’s hole, the motorsport group is ready to welcome three extra venues within the subsequent three to 4 years — Nanoli Speedway monitor in Pune, Pista Motor Raceway in Dundigal, and Marque One racetrack in Andhra Pradesh.
The final of the three venues is only a two-hour drive from Bengaluru International Airport. Marque One Motor Club is constructing a 5.5-kilometre monitor, which can make it India’s longest motorsport racing venue. The membership can be awaiting FIA Grade 2 certification, which can make it eligible to host worldwide occasions, together with F2 championships.
“At the moment, racing culture is really limited to three racetracks in India. Having more tracks will increase the racing events in a year — the national championships and other tournaments,” says Shana Parameshwar, the director of Marque One Motor Club.
Shana has been keen on racing since her childhood. Between 2005 and 2009, she was part of the favored K1000 rally — she has even participated as a security driver. So, it wasn’t stunning that she needed a race monitor near her hometown. “There were no tracks for racers close to the city. I’ve been wanting to put this together for the last eight to 10 years.” The monitor is anticipated to be open inside two years.
Shana was concerned within the building of the venue designed by Driven International, a UK-based motorsport venue architect firm. She says the circuit shall be “intense” and “trigger adrenaline-rush” among the many drivers. “We’ve made it pretty scary — within the safety limitations, of course,” she describes the monitor, “We have a long straight of 1.2 km. We have a big kink (a style of corner or a turn that requires a swift change in direction). We have massive elevation changes as well. We’ll also have a carousel (a circular turn), which is something you’d find in the Nürburgring track in Germany. We also took a big inspiration from the Le Mans track in France in putting a lake in the track. When you’re racing, you have a lot of feedback from the atmosphere and the scenery.”
“We aren’t just building a racetrack; it’s going to be a race resort,” says Shana. The venue will even embody an condominium complicated, a golf course, sports activities complicated, eating places, automotive-themed amusement park, 12-garage pit lane, race management and 200-car storage facility.
She can be planning to arrange an academy for aspiring racers throughout the venue. “At the moment in India, it’s really difficult to find a good starting point for racing. We want to introduce a formal education of racing through our academy. It will allow anyone from six years and above to get into go-karting and slowly transition to bigger race cars and eventually to Formula cars,” she provides.