More doubt on plans for India GP

Thu, 21 June 2007, 10:28

India’s two motor sport bodies have cast further doubt on whether the country will host a grand prix in 2009.

The Indian Olympic Association said last week that it has bagged a preliminary deal with F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone for a race in Delhi — despite the lack of confirmed funding or a circuit.

But the Motorsports Association of India (MAI) and the Federation of Motorsports Clubs of India (FMSCI) both expressed scepticism this week.

“The announcement was a bit premature,” NDTV quotes MAI president Nazir Hoosein as saying.

FMSCI’s president Rajat Mazumbar adds: “The only authorised body that can run motorsports in the country is ours.”

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