Buddh circuit to host final round of FIA GT1 World Championship

The Buddh International circuit will host the climax of 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship. Last year it hosted the first ever Indian Grand Prix near Delhi.

For those of you who are not familiar with the race, it revolves around race-tuned models of cars such as the Chevrolet, Maserati, Aston Martin, Ford, Nissan and Lamborghini competing for supremacy on track. For the 2012 championship, Ferrari and Mercedes are also joining the madness.

The World GT1 race, scheduled for December 2, will have its climax at the Buddh international circuit, which takes the vacant spot on the 10-race calendar. This shifts up the Argentinean race at San Luis from November 25 to November 4.

Buddh circuit to host final round of FIA GT1 World Championship

An event in India was one of the top priorities for series boss Stephane Ratel, who has long targeted races in both South Asia and Russia, while China already hosting a round.

“India completes the 2012 calendar in every way,” he said. “It fulfils our ambition to continue to break new ground in global markets, taking world-class GT racing to new and exciting locations.

“To secure events in the three capital cities of the three fastest-growing markets for luxury cars is a major step forward.”

Sameer Gaur, boss of the circuit-owning Jaypee Sports International organisation, said: “It is a matter of great pleasure for us to be a part of the FIA GT1 World Championship.

“Having hosted a hugely successful F1 race at BIC last October, we are fully prepared for another successful international race.”

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