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The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida will host the SIDVIN Festival of Speed on December 1 and 2, wherein 125-odd premier drivers from the Asia-Pacific, Europe and India will compete for glory in various categories.

Published: 28th November 2012 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 28th November 2012 01:16 PM   |  A+A-

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The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida will host the SIDVIN Festival of Speed on December 1 and 2, wherein 125-odd premier drivers from the Asia-Pacific, Europe and India will compete for glory in various categories. The Festival of Speed includes the JK Racing Asia Series (JKRAS) 2012, the JK Tyre-Volkswagen Polo-R Cup, the 15th JK Tyre-FMSCI National Racing Championship and the second round of the MRF Challenge.

The event is touted as a motorsport extravaganza and will give over 10,000 motorsport aficionados the opportunity to enjoy racing action. The drivers, on the other hand, will get to prove their mettle at one of the world’s fastest F1 circuits.

The weekend will witness the conclusion of the JK Racing Asia Series which began in Malaysia, travelled to world-famous circuits such as the Paul Ricard, Spa Francorchamps, and Silverstone, making its historical European debut before heading to India for the final two legs, the first of which was held alongside the Formula One Indian Grand Prix last month.

Two of India’s most promising motorsport talents, Aditya Patel and Akhil Khushlani will represent India in the grand finale as part of the company’s constant endeavour to promote Indian talent and give them the best available opportunity to excel.

It will also witness the last round of India’s premier and only racing championship - the JK Tyre National Racing Championship that contains the JK Tyre-Volkswagen Polo R Cup, LGB Formula 4, Indian Touring Cars, and Indian Junior Touring Cars championships.

Also, the MRF Challenge 2012 returns to the Buddh International Circuit after its mega-successful debut in late October 2012 as a support race to the  Indian GP. The line-up of 18 Renault-sport powered Dallara racing single-seaters, purpose built for this series by Jayem Automotives Ltd of Coimbatore, will scorch the track with four races over the course of the weekend. With engines screaming at 7000 RPM and generating volumes of over 100 decibels each, the grid boast of a combined power output of almost 4,000 bhp! The competition is extremely stiff with drivers from all over the globe.

On the sidelines are a slew of entertainment and adventure shows such as stunt shows in Volkswagen Cars and Super Car Parade.

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