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Buddh International Circuit wins a Global Award

Buddh International Circuit (BIC), which on October 30, 2011 hosted the first F1 Indian Grand Prix, has been awarded the 'Motorsport Facility of the Year' award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011 Awards, held in Cologne, Germany. Boris Lazaric (COO - Construction, JPSI) collected the award on behalf of JPSI on November 15, 2011.

The other contenders in the category were Baltimore Street Circuit, Mugello Circuit and Phoenix International Raceway but BIC emerged as a winner unanimously.

Speaking on the occasion, Manoj Gaur, Chairman, JPSI said "This is a very proud moment for us and it feels great to be acknowledged for the hard work that made the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at BIC a resounding success. I would like to congratulate my team and dedicate this award to every member who worked tirelessly in making BIC a world class racing facility."

Gary Anderson, a member of the PMW Expo Awards judging panel added "Over the last 10 years we have seen many new Formula 1 circuits created around the world, most of these to an excellent standard as far as the overall facility is concerned but lacking imagination when it comes to the actual circuit design. Buddh International Circuit has gone the other way and created an excellent circuit layout, which the drivers, engineers and spectators love. With adequate facilities to put on a great event, it will mature into one of the best."

Professional MotorSport World Expo is central Europe's leading trade-only motorsport exhibition. It is a meeting place for professionals to exchange technologies, innovations and ideas on how to drive the industry. Visitors are professionals from across the motorsport disciplines including: single-seater racing; saloon racing; drag racing; rallying; off-roading; historic motorsport; sports car racing; karting; and speed events.

About Buddh International Circuit

Hermann Tilke designed the 5.14km long Buddh International Circuit (BIC) as one of the fastest, most exciting motor racing circuits in the world. It is well suited to the requirements of powerful, high-spec racing cars and motorcycles and will host some of the most challenging motorsports events on the planet. The track's combination of 16 corners, high-speed straights and dramatic changes in elevation has been designed to provide ample opportunities for overtaking, which is what makes motor racing exciting. At the same time, in terms of adherence to safety norms and regulations, run-off areas, medical facilities, facilities for the media and overall infrastructure, BIC is among the best in the world.

Buddh International Circuit: Fact-sheet

Length: 5.14km
Turns: 16
Highest point of elevation: 14m
Width of the track: Between 10m - 14m
Top speeds on the circuit: About 320km/h, for an F1 car
Total seating capacity: About 100,000
Distance from New Delhi: 40km approx.

Jaypee Sports International Limited: About Us

Established in October 2007, Jaypee Sports International Ltd., a subsidiary of Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. (JAL), has constructed India's premier motorsports destination - Buddh International Circuit (BIC) - which hosted India's first ever F1 Grand Prix on 30 October 2011. In addition to F1, the track is also expected to host other top-level international motorsports events.

BIC will be a part of Jaypee Sports City, which is spread over 2,500 acres. This facility will include a Cricket stadium that is being developed in two phases and which will have a seating capacity of 100,000 people. There will also be a hockey arena, a sports training academy and infrastructure for other sports.

Jaypee Sports City, the country's first fully integrated megacity built around a sporting lifestyle and featuring premium residential and commercial spaces, has been designed by world-renowned architects and planners, WATG. One of the world's leading design consultants for the hospitality, leisure and entertainment industries, WATG has made a significant contribution to making Jaypee Sports City the best of its kind anywhere in the world.


Content and images courtesy of Buddh International Circuit and JPSI Sports