The Madras Motor Sports Club track in Irungattukottai which was inaugurated in 1990 is now all set for a makeover. MMSC has finally decided to overhaul the track in order to bring up the standards in par with international standards in a bid to host high-profile events like MotoGP.
Current track of MMSC is certified as a Grade-4 track and it will be revamped to get the Grade-2 certification. On the other hand, New Delhi will be getting country’s first Grade-1 track, and will be hosting the Indian Grand Prix in few months from now.
“Our main goal is to organize the MotoGP, the pinnacle of two-wheeler racing, in Chennai. The promoters of MotoGP, Dorna, are already in talks with us. Once we get Grade-2, we can also host up to Formula 2 in four-wheelers,” said GM of MMSC, Amit Arora.
The track will be upgraded in order to create multi-use venue for motorsport, alongside an entertainment area which will include shopping malls, bingo online, hotels and restaurants. The length of the main straight will be increased substantially while the corners will be modified to improve speed.
UK-based circuit designers Apex will be taking care of sketching the master plan. Apex is a well known company which is known for its work at Silverstone, the Singapore Street Circuit and the Dubai Autodrome.
It’s good to see that motorsports is getting the attention it had always deserved. In a few years, we can expect India to be hosting major motorsport event every month! Wouldn’t that be great? Let us know using the comment form below.