New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), which hosted India’s maiden Formula One Grand Prix last month, has been awarded the ‘Motorsport Facility of the Year’ award at the Professional Motorsport World Expo 2011, held in Cologne, Germany.
Boris Lazaric, COO Construction, Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) received the award on behalf of JPSI, Tuesday. Baltimore Street Circuit, Mugello Circuit and Phoenix International Raceway were the other contenders.
“This is a very proud moment for us and it feels great to be acknowledged for the hard work that made the inaugural Indian Grand Prix at BIC a resounding success. I would like to congratulate my team and dedicate this award to every member who worked tirelessly in making BIC a world class racing facility,” Manoj Gaur, the Chairman of JPSI said in a statement.
Gary Anderson, a member of the PMW Expo Awards judging panel, said the BIC was an excellent circuit.
“Over the last 10 years we have seen many new F1 circuits created around the world, most of these to an excellent standard as far as the overall facility is concerned but lacking imagination when it comes to the actual circuit design. Buddh International Circuit has gone the other way and created an excellent circuit layout, which the drivers, engineers and spectators love. With adequate facilities to put on a great event, it will mature into one of the best,” he said.
Professional MotorSport World Expo is central Europe’s leading trade-only motorsport exhibition.