Hyderabad Holds India’s First-Ever Drag Racing Event
HYDERABAD, (IANS) – India had its first-ever drag racing speed fest on the outskirts of the city.
The racing, considered the world’s fastest sport and T20 of motorsports, is developing in India and officials promised more such events soon.
India’s first-ever drag racing strip is being built in Hyderabad – a two-lane, one kilometer long strip. Out of this stretch, 400 meters will be used as the drag strip while the rest 600 meters will be used as a shutdown area for vehicles to slow down and come to a halt.
Hyderabad hosted the first-ever Formula E race in India in February. The 2023 Hyderabad E-Prix was held at the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake in the city.
The 2.8-km track, featuring a total of 18 turns, was laid alongside Hussain Sagar Lake, using the existing roads for vehicular traffic.
A total of 11 teams and 22 drivers participated in the race. All cars were electric and powered by a 250kW battery.
It was the first FIA World Championship event held in India after the last Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in 2013.