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MMSC to host 2 rounds of F4 championship


Press Trust of India Chennai
Madras Motor Sports Club will host two rounds of the FIA Formula 4 South East Asia Championship and the Caterham Motorsport Championship (Asia) over back-to-back weekends - August 31-September 2 and September 7-9 at the MMRT track at nearby Sriperumbudur.
The Formula 4 SEA Championship, now in the third season, is part of the global series.
The overall champion at the end of the 24 races spread over eight rounds in Malaysia, Thailand and India, earns 12 FIA Super Licence points, chairman of the meet Vicky Chandhok told reporters here today.
The Caterham Championship (Asia) is a by-product of the UK series and aims to provide access to drivers in the region.
It is open to anyone with a National C or higher licence and offers arrive-and-drive package for those looking for an introduction to motorsport.
The F4 SEA championship, which will see a total of six races over two weekends, would have drivers from Asia, Europe and Canada with a grid of 12 to 14 cars.
Fourraces have been scheduled for the Caterham event, comprising two classes 420R and Supersport with nine drivers in the fray.
"The event is also in sync with our efforts to widen our racing horizons by presenting different international racing events in our country without compromising on our primary objective of promoting the sport at all levels," Chandhok said.
The MMSC is very keen to associate itself with all the racing series in the region, he added.
Peter Thompson, F4 SEA Promoter, said, "We are looking forward to our first F4 SEA race in India with a double-header at the Madras Motor Race Track in Chennai.

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First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 6:30 PM IST

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