Homologation for Indian GP track postponed to Sept
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 22:44
Chennai: The homologation for the Buddh International circuit, venue of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, has been delayed by a month but the organisers say that pending work at the facility has nothing to do with the FIA decision.

The inspection was to be done by an FIA team in the first week of August but now it will happen on September 1 .

"We are ready for the track inspection but FIA technical director Charlie Whiting confirmed that he will be in Delhi on August 31," Vicky Chandhok, President of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India, said.

"All required infrastructure including pit buildings, grand stand, media centre and the hospitality area has been completed but the final layer of the track will be laid in mid-September.

"We plan to hold one of the JK Tyre national championship races at the track some time in the middle of September as a Test event," he added.

According to reports, Whiting and his team will first visit the circuit for Korean Grand Prix, which is scheduled for October 16.

The Indian Grand Prix will held from October 28-30.


First Published: Wednesday, August 03, 2011, 22:44

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