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Old 20th August 2021, 12:54   #1
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India is getting its first regional championship that will open doors for budding racers to higher categories of single-seater racing.

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The Formula Regional Indian Championship is India's first FIA-graded F3 championship. It will consist of 5 rounds with 15 races of 30 minutes each. The grid will comprise of 15 drivers, both Indian and international.

The series will act as a ladder to the FIA F3 championship, F2 and eventually, Formula 1. It will enable drivers to qualify for FIA's super license points.

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F2 regional races, Indian Formula 4 championship and Indian Racing League will serve as support events on race weekends. The F4 India champion will get a free seat in the Formula Regional Indian Championship and the winner of the Formula Regional will move to F3 Asia.

Races will be held from February-March 2022. The first two rounds will be held at the Buddh International Circuit, followed by a street circuit in Hyderabad. Subsequent events will be held at the Kari Motor Speedway and Madras Motor Race Track.
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Old 20th August 2021, 13:30   #2
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Few pictures from the official launch event.

Kapil Dev represents for Delhi franchise and Narain Karthikeyan for Coimbatore.

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Formula Regional Indian Championship calendar. Action kicks off on February 23rd 2022.

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The Formula Regional Indian championship will use brand-new Formula 3-spec single-seaters made by Italian constructor Tatuus and will be powered by Autotecnica Motori-tuned Alfa Romeo 1.8-litre turbo engines, putting out 270 hp.

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F4 drivers will not be using any old locally built cars but will have brand new F4 chassis, also built by Tatuus, and using the 160bhp 1.4-litre Abarth engine. Source

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Old 20th August 2021, 17:03   #3
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Great to see this, finally we have an FIA class event for Indian drivers to participate and be identified. Though it will take some years, I believe this will give a fillip to Indians in Motorsports in the long run!
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One of the launch event cars getting unloaded for a detailing and wrapping session at a Bhpian’s workshop

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Pic courtesy @ocddetailstudio IG page.
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Much need series to give a boost to Motorsports in India. These cars seem to be much more capable than the ones currently used in the formula series in India.

One query. Is this a city franchise based model like the IPL/ ISL tournaments? Any idea on who are the owners of the team?

Ps: frankly am a little surprised at the lack of interest in this thread!

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Old 21st August 2021, 13:47   #6
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Well, finally some traction for motorsport In India again. I used to read more about events, especially in south India in the heydays of paper magazines. This would be in mid to late 90s.
Also, glad that the BIC will get to be used properly again. Now, if they decide on public viewership at the event for a fair amount of money, going to be good weekend outings!
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Old 21st August 2021, 13:48   #7
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I wonder if they will allow privateer drivers to do one-off races at a nominal fee. The current MRF Challenge formula series is quite expensive to sign up for and since this is below that series, I hope it's a more accessible entry point for young drivers.
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This is a great step forward in trying to promote motorsport in India.

Also, does anyone know how can one participate in this championship?
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Formula Regional Indian Championship mark the beginning of a new chapter of Indian Motorsports in Hyderabad.

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Formula Regional F3 cars on Hyderabad Streets

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BMC in Mumbai can only dream of organising the ‘Camel Trophy’ in July-August if somehow they can solve the traffic menace...

This would be interesting to watch a race organised on streets of India
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The #7 car damaged the left section of its front wing while returning from the first lap over the bridge section... Maybe the driver got too excited seeing the crowd and carried extra speed over the bumpy section of the road?

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I am surely celebrating this new era of motorsports in India. The fact that the race will be in Hyd is the icing on the cake!! Hope there is no Corona by then.

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How did the cars go over the rumblers!
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It's so good to have FIA backed championship in India... I am curious were do we watch the races??? And I am a Student studying Mechanical Engineering I would love to do an Internship here. But i am unable to find their site, If you guys know someone or any site i can reach to. Do let me know
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Hi Tushar,

Its a brilliant concept and glad to see motor racing coming to India. I just wanted to check if you can provide more details around how someone can enroll/apply for this. one of my close friends' son is actively into motor racing in the USA and he is keen to explore this opportunity. Any details if you can provide via PM or by responding to this note will be much appreciated.

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India is getting its first regional championship that will open doors for budding racers to higher categories of single-seater racing.

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The Formula Regional Indian Championship is India's first FIA-graded F3 championship. It will consist of 5 rounds with 15 races of 30 minutes each. The grid will comprise of 15 drivers, both Indian and international.

The series will act as a ladder to the FIA F3 championship, F2 and eventually, Formula 1. It will enable drivers to qualify for FIA's super license points.

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F2 regional races, Indian Formula 4 championship and Indian Racing League will serve as support events on race weekends. The F4 India champion will get a free seat in the Formula Regional Indian Championship and the winner of the Formula Regional will move to F3 Asia.

Races will be held from February-March 2022. The first two rounds will be held at the Buddh International Circuit, followed by a street circuit in Hyderabad. Subsequent events will be held at the Kari Motor Speedway and Madras Motor Race Track.
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I'm associated with one of the teams as a consultant and am really keen in promoting the spirit motorsport in our society. If there are any veterans in this thread who have worked or are working in motorsport I need some advice and would love to discuss a few aspects surrounding this.
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