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Aug 14, 2013

FIM Announces Cancellation Of World Superbike Round Scheduled For November 17th In India

Diagram of the Buddh International Circuit track layout.
FIM Superbike & Supersport World Championships

Change to the 2013 calendar

The FIM has announced that, owing to operational challenges, Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI)and Dorna World SBK Organization (DWO) have decided to cancel the 2013 WSBK Indian Round that was scheduled to be held at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) on 17 November 2013.

JPSI, the Federation of MotorSports Clubs of India (FMSCI) and
the Indian Motorsport Marshals Club (IMMC) are working intensely together to make the Indian round as safe as possible in preparation for 2015. As a starting point, the BIC will play host to both the FMSCI 2-wheeler and 4-wheeler National
Championship races from 13 to 14 September with fully trained IMMC Marshals officiating at the venue. JPSI has conveyed this to DWO, who ale to ate the efforts being made to make it possible to host a round at some time in the future.

FMSCI President Mr. Vicky Chandhok said: “JPSI confirms its interest in going ahead with the race in the future. We look forward to them concluding an arrangement with DWO in order
to arrive at a mutually convenient date and to ensure that
India has the privilege of hosting a round in the near future.”




More, from a press release issued by FIXI Crescent Suzuki:

Indian round of World Superbike cancelled

The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) has announced the cancellation of the 2013 eni FIM Superbike World Championship round that was scheduled to be held at Buddh International Circuit on 17 November 2013.

This is due to operational challenges faced by Jaypee Sports International Ltd (JPSI) and Dorna World SBK Organization (DWO). The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI), JPSI and the Indian Motorsport Marshals Club (IMMC) are now working intensely together to make the Indian round as safe as possible in preparation for a future event. As a starting point, the Buddh International Circuit will play host to both the FMSCI two-wheel and four-wheel National Championship races from 13th to 14th September, with fully trained IMMC Marshals officiating at the venue. JPSI has conveyed this to DWO, who appreciate the efforts being made to make it possible to host a round at some time in the future.

The final round of the 2013 World Superbike season will now be at Jerez in Spain on Sunday 20th October, which will make for an exciting year-end finale at a circuit that is making a welcome return to the Superbike calendar.