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Old 25th April 2015, 11:41   #1
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Motorsports in India have often been victimized to the step-motherly treatment of the administration. However, backed by private sector investment and the support of petrol heads, the recognition for motorsports in India has gradually improved. In a move that will add to the positive sentiment, the government has just added the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) to the list of sports ministry-recognized National Sports Federations (NSF).

FMSCI has been included under the others section of the NSF and will not receive any financial assistance from the government. The government’s recognition will prove to be a boost for the sports category, but may not prove to be of much help in getting India back on the F1 map - given that any international motorsport event mainly depends on its commercial backing.

FMSCI governing committee member and former Formula 3 racer Akbar Ebrahim, states that the government’s recognition can help motorsports in multiple ways, including the easier acquisition of clearances to conduct championships. Additionally, the government’s recognition could also mean greater interest from schools and colleges.

The government’s recognition of motorsports will prove to be a landmark achievement for the people and associations that have worked tirelessly towards its expansion and promotion.

Source: IBN Live

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Old 27th April 2015, 12:54   #2
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This definitely is a welcome move and should help in recognizing motor sports at a national level. Hopefully this will also give clear cut definition and scope of various forms of motor sports, and set forth fair and level rules for the categories.

Now it will be interesting to see which all forms of automobile competitions would be recognized by FMSCI? and who all will scramble to be included
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Does it now take care of the 'F1 is a sport no it is an entertainment' issue? Hopefully the tax issues will get resolved now because of it?

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