The future of Formula 1 in India depends on income tax hurdles but Superbike World Championship (WSBK) is finally set to take place at the Buddh International Circuit in 2017, Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) chief Sameer Gaur has said.
A weekend treat awaits biking enthusiasts and adventure junkies courtesy the Bike Festival of India, a two-day extravaganza bringing together biking, adventure, sports and music at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone on Thursday asserted that the troubled Indian Grand Prix has run out of time for a 2015 return and its organisers must settle the contractual obligations for a possible comeback in 2016.
Sameer Gaur, CEO of Indian Grand Prix promoters Jaypee Sports International, has said the Formula 1’s return to the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in 2015 will depend on how the next central government treats the sport.
Top British drivers taking part in India’s first ever truck racing championship here are finding it tough to be enthusiastic about the big machines which they say are much "slower" than what they are used to back home. The modified Tata Prima trucks have a top speed of 110 kmph, a far cry from the norm in Europe.
Former Formula One world champion Damon Hill today said it was a "shame" that the Indian Grand Prix was scrapped just after three years of launch, especially as the promoters had laid a good track at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida.
India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has launched the first edition of Southeast Asia`s largest bike extravaganza, the Bike Festival of India (BFI), which will be a unique platform for biking enthusiasts to come together to be a part of this first-of-its-kind biking adventure in India.
For Indian sport, 2013 was a year of controversies and low-key performances, the country`s image globally taking a beating with the suspension of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) by the apex body of world sport. Amid the gloom, Pusarla Venkata Sindhu provided some cheer.
The Indian Grand Prix organisers said around 60,000 people came to watch the Formula 1 race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on Sunday and they were happy with the turnout even though it was 5,000 less than 2012.