The FIM has announced that the 2013 World Superbike round at Buddh International Circuit in India will be cancelled, “owing to operational challenges.” According to the release, Japyee Sports International Ltd, the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India and the Indian Motorsport Marshals Club will be working to rectify the challenges with hopes of hosting a WSBK round by 2015. When the provisional 2013 WSBK calendar was released in October 2012, Buddh was set for Round 2 on March 10, 2013. By January 2013, officials moved the round to November 17 to accommodate additional training for marshals and medical staff at the track. The FIM press release is included below. – Byron Wilson
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 Motor Sports 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 appreciate 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.”
Remaining World Superbike Schedule 2013:
September 1: Nurburgring
September 15: Istanbul
September 29: Laguna Seca
October 6: Magny Cours
October 20: Jerez