Madras Race Track Awarded Grade 2 Licence

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The governing body for motorsports around the world, The Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), has granted the Madras Race Track a grade 2 licence.

The race track can now officially host all international motorsports that take place in the world, except Formula One.

The Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT), had numerous visits from FIA over the past few years to upgrade the track and to meet international standards.

The work was mainly focused on offering safety, by installing Armco barriers and setting up an advanced race control room.

Ajit Thomas, the President, Madras Motor Sports Club stated (MMSC), "I'm delighted that the FIA has granted the Grade 2 circuit license for the MMRT, and I would like to thank them for the vote of confidence in the work carried out at the circuit."

Vicky Chandhok, the Vice-President of MMSC made it clear that MMRT is in no competition with the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) because it is in no plans of hosting Formula One, so there will not be any competition.

Vicky Chandhok, was also an ex-President of the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), the only national motor sport federation recognised by the Government of India for promotion and control of motorsports that happen in India, which is affiliated to the prestigious Indian Olympic Association.

The MMRC is also booked for more than 230 days, which is the highest since the track was inaugurated.

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Story first published: Friday, December 5, 2014, 12:06 [IST]
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