JK Tyre National Road Racing c`ship to be moved out of BIC

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2011, 17:37 PM IST

Chennai: With final leg of the 14th JK Tyre National Road Racing championship set to be moved out of Greater Noida`s Buddh International Circuit (BIC), the team owners and drivers expressed disappointment as they were keen on driving at the venue of India`s first ever F1 Grand Prix.

The event was supposed to take place on November 26-27 but the organisers said it cannot be held there due to maintenance work at the BIC. And now it has been shifted to Chennai.

But the drivers and team owners felt that the maintenance work may not be the sole reason for their last-minute back out as they had agreed to provide the track for the competition as well as the Formula Asia Racing Championship a long time ago.

They also said that the JK Tyres, the event owners, in fact did a build up publicity in Delhi for the event as well.

"I will call it an improper planning by the organisers since the BIC and JP group had confirmed the event in Delhi. And the team owners of different classes of the championship were informed about the final leg to be held in Delhi," Parasuram, Team TVS Girling and Ram Racing owner, said.

"We have all made preparations including booking of tickets and hotels for our team members for the event in Delhi. We may be losing lot of money on cancellation of air tickets but we would be saving the other expenses like transporting of the cars from Chennai and other places to Delhi."

PTI