Indian Grand Prix organisers slam 'malicious' rumours over future

Indian Grand Prix organisers have dismissed "baseless and malicious" rumours that the event could be in doubt after its 2014 edition

Indian Grand Prix organisers slam 'malicious' rumours over future

India joined the Formula 1 calendar in 2011 and has a contract to host the race until '15.

Reports emerged on Tuesday suggesting promoter Jaypee Sports International was in financial trouble and that the 2015 race could be in danger.

A JPSI spokesperson, however, rubbished the speculation in a statement on Wednesday.

"Some international news organisations are trying to spread rumours that JPSI may not host 2014 Indian GP. This is totally baseless and malicious," he said..

"Our agreement with Formula One Management is to hold F1 races at Buddh International Circuit (BIC) till 2015, and we are fully committed to do that. There is no reason for us to give up hosting F1 races.

"In fact, JPSI is keen to get some more international car and bike races to BIC, besides F1 and the World Superbike Championship which will be held this year on November 17.

"We are fully committed to promote motorsport in India in collaboration with local government and global and local motorsport organisations."

This year's Indian F1 race takes place on October 27.

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