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Drag racing in India is now official and approved by FMSCI





The inception of the FMSCI (Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India) was in 1971. The FMSCI is associated for a long time with the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) and FIA (Federation International de l’Automobile). All these associations are bodies that govern the world of motor sports for two, three and four wheelers.

The Indian Government recognises the FMSCI, which controls and promotes motor sports in India hence making it the only primary body to be recognised for motor sports in India. The FMSCI is also affiliated to IOA (Indian Olympic Association).

India now would witness an official drag race after FMSCI’s approval for drag racing here. Drag racing is an event where racers race in specially designed or modified motorcycles. Two racers are sent to race from the start to finish lines. The racing line is straight and winner declared using a timing system.

Drag racing

According to a report in an article it said that drag racing was now being introduced in India and would be guided under the FMSCI through organizers Speedway Motorsports and Spitfire Motorsports respectively. President of Federation of Motor Sports of India, Vicky Chandok, said that drag racing would be flagged off officially the first ever time in India whereas unofficially races like these were taking place in the country for quite some time now.

The racing strip would be 400 metres long when India flags off its first drag race event officially. The racing strip also called the drag strip would be determining the winner using a timing system that is electronic. Hyderabad would be hosting the first race. There is also news that Bangalore and Coimbatore would be given a chance to host drag races in the ensuing months.

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