FMSCI releases tentative 2020 Indian racing calendar amid COVID-19 pandemic
The motor racing governing body has released a revised but tentative 2020 calendar.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted not just India's but world sporting events but despite the fears still lingering, events have started to run amid increased safety measures, which falls on the organsiers to conduct in the best possible manner and not make it a hotspot.
Keeping the organisers' wishes in mind, the FMSCI released a brand new - tentative - 2020 calendar with racing to kick-start from this weekend onward. It won't be any circuit racing just yet with dirt and autocross events to resume the racing season.
It will be followed by the Drag Racing championship, which is when the circuit racing starts in mid-October. The weekend will co-incide with the National Motorcycle Championship at Madras Motor Race Track as Meco Kartopia will host the X30 Karting Challenge.
The first at the renovated Kari Motor Speedway will be in end of October, with the Formula Racing Junior Series and LGB races, with the same weekend to also host the National Racing Championship a.k.a the MRF F1000 races at MMRT.
The JK Tyre National Championship, which also runs the Suzuki Gixxer series, will start on November last week but the former is subjected under 'To Be Confirmed' category for now. Meanwhile, the National Rotax Karting Championship will start in early December.
Some of the championships will run until the end of January 2021. The revised calendar has noted almost all of the events normally held in India, but so far nothing on the Indian National Rally Championship and also the Indian National Touring Car Championship.
Here's the full calendar:
It is a boost for racers to avail Government grants and pension under the scheme.
The circuit in Coimbatore undertakes much-needed track changes.
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