Tamil Nadu government launches night street racing circuit in Chennai

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Tamil Nadu Government and Racing Promotion Pvt Ltd (RRPL) launched a new street circuit in Chennai.

An Overview of the News

  • The 3.5 km track around the Island Ground is set to become the first street circuit in India and South Asia to host a night race.

Challenging Circuit Features:

  • The circuit will have elevation changes and will feature 19 corners, including several straights.

  • Its location will offer picturesque views of Marina Beach Road and the Bay of Bengal.

Scheduled Programs:

  • The opening ceremony is planned to be held on December 9-10.

  • It will showcase two important racing championships: the F4 Indian Championship and the Indian Racing League.

  • The State Department of Art and Technology (SDAT) is ready to allocate a substantial amount of Rs 42 crore for successfully organizing this event.

Promoting Motorsports:

  • The opening of this new street circuit marks substantial progress for motorsport in India.

  • The unique features of the circuit are expected to enhance the prestige of the sport and attract more enthusiasts and sponsors.

About the new circuit:

  • The circuit will encircle the Island Ground, a sprawling 100-acre area in the heart of Chennai.

  • The track's design includes significant height variations, reaching heights of up to 10 meters.

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