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Chennai Formula Racing Circuit to host India's First night race


Chennai Formula Racing Circuit Launch
Chennai Formula Racing Circuit Launch

Chennai, 16 August 2023: After creating and establishing a historic Hyderabad street circuit, which successfully held the first Indian Formula E Championship, Indian Racing League is all set to create history as it launches the Chennai Street Circuit for the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT). The much-awaited Street Circuit, only the second in India, is launched by Tamil Nadu’s Youth Welfare and Sports Development Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin here on Wednesday.


The new Street Circuit to set to host the night races, a first in Indian Motorsports. Racing Promotions Private Limited (RPPL), the promoter of the F4 Indian Championship and the Indian Racing League (IRL) is also the exclusive rights holder of 4W-motorsports league in India. Today, amidst fanfare, RPPL launched a street circuit in Chennai, the motorsports capital of India.


Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu (SDAT), roped in the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), the two crucial partners, to collaborate with RPPL, the promoter of Indian Racing League and F4 Indian Championship.


Chennai Formula Racing Circuit India - Street Circuit Layout
Chennai Formula Racing Circuit Layout

The 3.5-km layout located around the Island Grounds in the heart of the city, will host the first-ever night race in Asia. The Chennai Formula Racing Circuit is set to host the F4 Indian Championship and the Indian Racing League’s last leg on December 9 and 10, later this year, where drivers from India and abroad will take part. Six lady drivers will also showcase their talent as in the IRL last year.


Dr Atulya Misra, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Youth Welfare and Sports Development, J Meghanath Reddy, IAS, Member Secretary, SDAT, Akbar Ebrahim, President of Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (fmsci) and Akhilesh Reddy, MD of RRPL, also spoke. Armaan Ibrahim and Abhinandan, Directors of RPPL were present and detailed the media about the event.

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