The future of Indian motorsport looks bright as both government authorities and private investors are working together to ensure its sustained growth. Earlier this year, we witnessed the inaugural success of the Formula E championship in Hyderabad; and now, in the coming month, we are ready to host the first-ever Moto GP in BIC. And Today, to boost Indian motorsport , RPPL has signed a three-year MoU with Tamil Nadu's Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin. According to reports, the development of the circuit is receiving significant investment from both the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT) with Rs 42 crore and RPPL with Rs 200 crore.
The street circuit is dubbed Chennai Formula Racing Circuit. The length of the circuit is 3.5km surrounding the Island Grounds Victory War Memorial and the Napier Bridge, along with the view of Marina Beach Road and the Bay of Bengal. The circuit features an anti-clockwise layout and gets 19 corners. This would be the longest track in India in terms of length and is designed by the same company ( Driven International ) that has developed Hyderabad Street Circuit. The night race is expected to be hosted on December 9 and 10 this year. The FIA (International Automobile Federation), the global governing body for motorsport, will give the final nod after the completion of the project.
"We will start the initial work by this month, and it will be in full-fledged force by the end of September.We start working on the ground two-and-a-half months before the race with work for lights, and the safety aspects beginning a month-and-a-half before the event," says Akhilesh Reddy, Chairman & Managing Director of RPPL.