Buddh International Circuit introduces time trial event for open track days
Buddh International Circuit introduces BIC time trial for open track days. Aims to provide a thrilling experience as drivers will be timed for on every lap of the session
The Buddh International Circuit is India’s only Formula One spec circuit and is highly respected for being host to three Formula One GPs from 2011 to 2013. An unfortunate tax dispute has removed the BIC from the F1 calendar but that does not mean that the track is a ‘no go’, it is alive and breathing. BIC has now announced time trials for their open track days which will begin on September 2, 2018 and will aim to provide more thrills as drivers will race against time and strive to better it.
“We host open track days where we invite supercar and superbike owners to buy a session from us and experience the track. We also host arrive and drive and time trials.” said Rajiv Murishwar, Business Head at the BIC.
The BIC time trial event will allow you to get your own car or bike for a thrilling experience around the race track. The vehicles will be fitted with a transponder that will let the official’s record your split and lap times. This will make it even more of an enthralling experience as the drivers and riders would strive to improve their previous times. Riders must wear full armoured body suits, armoured shoes and a full faced helmet. The helmet has to be Snell or DOT certified with a D-ring locking mechanism. Drivers must wear full closed shoes and a helmet, one who does not possess the same can rent it out at the track. Most importantly the drivers and riders must have a valid Government Identification such as driving license and PAN Card.
The open track days have limited slots for both cars and bikes. There are 18 slots available for cars, 20 slots for bikes upto 400cc and 20 slots for 400cc+ motorcycles. The 30-minute session for cars costs Rs 6500 and a 25-minute session for bikes upto 400cc will cost Rs 2750. For supercars, it would cost Rs 9000 and for 400cc+ motorcycles, it will cost Rs 3900 for a 25-minute session on track. A special bonus for enthusiasts who are looking forward to this event, purchasing three sessions will render the fourth one free.
BIC also plays host to numerous product and media launch events, racing academies and also R&D events carried out by manufacturers. Riding academies are hosted by Atomic Motorsport, RACR and Apex Racing Academy. Track days for KTM riders are organised at the BIC by Apex Racing Academy.