NEW DELHI, INDIA
Buddh International Circuit
In preparation for the first ever MotoGP race on Indian soil, Driven International re-engineered the Buddh International Circuit near New Delhi to achieve FIM Grade A homologation.
Driven International were tasked with making safety modifications to the popular 5.125 km Buddh International Circuit, originally designed by Tilke Engineers and Architects in 2011, with our remit covering a comprehensive analysis of the existing circuit, preparing detailed drawings for the necessary modifications, and providing full-time supervision during the construction phase.
The following video explains the depth and breadth of alterations that our team helped to deliver, ranging from significant layout changes to barrier modifications and new surfaces, covering kerbs, verges and run-off zones, all upgraded to meet FIM compliance.
A collaborative project
The circuit’s evolution into becoming an FIM Grade A venue was made possible through a collaborative effort involving Driven International, FairStreet Sports (promoter), DORNA (MotoGP rights holder), FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme), and Solitaire Engineering (construction) with Racing Loop providing valuable operational support for the event setup.
Bringing MotoGP to India
The first race at the re-engineered Buddh International Circuit took place in 2023 with the inaugural MotoGP IndianOil Grand Prix of India, a dramatic race dominated by Marco Bezzecchi which saw championship leader Francesco Bagnaia crash out from second position in the latter stages of the race, and Jorge Martin suffer a last lap error, leading to an intense battle with Fabio Quartararo for the final podium places.
A quote from our Managing Director
I would like to thank all of our team and extended stakeholders, including the FIM Race Direction Team, who have put a huge effort in a short timescale to support making this race become a reality.”
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