Buddh circuit in India to host final round of 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship
|By Gary Watkins||Monday, February 13th 2012, 15:22 GMT|
The 2012 FIA GT1 World Championship will climax with a round in India.
The series finale will take place at the new Buddh International Circuit, near New Delhi, which hosted the first Indian Grand Prix last year.
The World GT1 race, scheduled for December 2, takes the vacant spot on the 10-race calendar published late last year. The Argentinian race at San Luis now moves forwards from November 25 to November 4.
An event in India was one of the top priorities for series boss Stephane Ratel, who has long targeted races in both the South Asian nation and Russia to go with the existing rounds in China.
"India completes the 2012 calendar in every way," he said. "It fulfils our ambition to continue to break new ground in global markets, taking world-class GT racing to new and exciting locations.
"To secure events in the three capital cities of the three fastest-growing markets for luxury cars is a major step forward."
Sameer Gaur, boss of the circuit-owning Jaypee Sports International organisation, said: "It is a matter of great pleasure for us to be a part of the FIA GT1 World Championship.
"Having hosted a hugely successful F1 race at BIC last October, we are fully prepared for another successful international race."
2012 GT1 World Championship schedule: Date Nation/Venue 8th April F Nogaro 22nd April B Zolder 27th May E Navarra 8th July P Algarve 26th August PRC Beijing 2nd September PRC Ordos 16th September RUS Moscow 7th October NED Zandvoort 4th November RA San Luis 2nd December IND Buddh