Here’s a big reason for the racing enthusiasts in India to smile. Come April and country’s only F1 track, the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) will open its doors to general public. Track’s owners Jaypee Sports International Limited have come up with the concept of open track days for the circuit, where you would be allowed to take your personal vehicles on to the track.
There will be six such track days in all every year to start with, the first of which will take place next month on April the 22nd. Every track day will be divided into four sessions. Three of these sessions will be reserved for cars, and one for bikes. It’s heartening indeed to see that the organizers have not ignored the two-wheel enthusiasts. Every session would allow as many as 30 vehicles to be taken on the track.
Speed enthusiasts will finally have a place where they could push their machines to the limit without having to worry about speed limits or the idiots found in abundance on our streets. The cost for every session for cars is pegged at Rs 8500. A discounted rate of Rs 20,000 will be applicable if one books all three sessions in a day. The rate per session for bike riders is Rs 6,000 per session. Trackdays will be organized from 6 am in the morning to 7 pm in the evening, giving a little more than 3 hours to the drivers / riders in every session.
A total of 120 enthusiasts will get to drive on the circuit on each trackday. That number is not very high, and in NCR, where every other guys thinks he’s the Prime Minister, there’s going to be some fight to grab those limited seats. Jaypee Sports will open the registration for the first trackday next week, with the registration forms being available online on the organization’s website. Interested petrol heads should wake up early the day registrations open and wait like a sniper on their comps with their keyboards and mice. Share this to help your auto enthusiast friends to secure a seat.