After providing the Indian automotive enthusiast with a world-class motorsports facility, the Buddh International Circuit now offers drivers and riders a chance to exercise their vehicles on the F1 circuit. Referred to as the ‘BIC Time Trial’ the event has been held twice in the recent past and, according to the BIC functionaries, will remain a constant fixture on their calendar.
The concept is simple and similar to how track days take place at circuits internationally. The Track Day is open to participation from any car or bike, with the caveat being that the vehicle has to pass scrutiny by the circuits expert team and be deemed fit to be driven around the track. The major factors under consideration for a vehicle to pass scrutiny is that the vehicle should be in good physical condition, the tyres must have adequate tread left, and the cars should not be leaking any fluids of any kind. For two-wheelers, the first & foremost requirement is that the rider should be kitted out in full safety gear, including an armored leather-riding suit, gloves, riding boots and a full-face crash helmet.
The primary objective of open track days is to allow drivers and riders from all walks of life to get a feel of what it is like to drive on an F1 track, while at the same time allowing them a chance to extract the maximum performance of their machinery in the relative safety of the race track. And of course, it also serves the purpose of making our roads safer, since it gives people a safe environment to drive fast rather than doing so on public roads.
Pricing for participation in the Time Trial starts at `4000 for cars and `3000 for bikes. Also, for friends and family accompanying the participants there are a whole host of other activities lined up at the circuit including Go-Karting, Powered Paragliding, Food Court and other activities making it a fun day out for the whole family. For more details log on to buddhinternationalcircuit.in