Race Cars are making a comeback, and motorbike racing will mark its debut in India when circuits reopen due to new restrictions. The Formula E race, the world’s leading electric-car racing series, will be staged in Hyderabad in Feb, marking India’s first big motorsport event in ten years.
Formula E makes its debut in India with the Hyderabad ePrix.
Formula One pulled it out following the 3rd Grand Prix here a decade earlier, in 2013. The racing event experienced financial, logistical, regulatory, and tax challenges since the government did not acknowledge it as a sport and instead classed it as entertainment. Since then, the Centre has reconsidered, and in 2015, it recognized the sport’s regulatory organization, the Association of Motor Sports Clubs of India, as a national sports federation.
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The Hyderabad ePrix will be the inaugural race staged under these new criteria. Electric vehicles will compete on a 2.4-kilometer temporary circuit built along the shores of Hyderabad’s Hussain Sagar lake. In addition, there is an Indian team to compete in the series. Mahindra Racing has been active in Formula E since the first season in 2014-15 and has recently hired India’s Jehan Daruvala as a second driver.
Meanwhile, the legendary Buddh International Circuit will host international action again in September, when MotoGP marks its bow in India with the Grand Prix of Bharat. The 5.12-kilometer Greater Noida track, which formerly hosted the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, will host the world’s top motorcycle racing championship. Because they create two for the Indian market, all MotoGP companies (including Yamaha, Ducati, and Aprilia) are eager to race.
Arvind Kumar, the Special Chief Secretary of the Telangana govt, purchased the first ticket to the first-ever ABB FIA Formula E Championship race in India, which will be hosted in Hyderabad on February 11.
The main event will take place on February 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Students and families can, however, visit the racing track for “free” on February 10 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. since vehicles will be in the town for three days on track. The race in Hyderabad on February 11 will be the fourth season, season 9 of Formula E, with the previous three taking place in Mexico and Riyadh (2nd and 3rd).