Hyderabad will become the first city in India to boast of a proper NHRA (National Hot Rod Association) drag strip after an announcement by the city-based Yash Motorsport last week.
Present at the announcement were Mark Hughes from MRK1 consulting – a Bahrain-based consultancy which specialises in the development and operation of motorsports venues. Hughes was instrumental in development and operation of the drag racing facilities at Bahrain International Circuit and Yas Marina Circuit under the NHRA Worldwide Network.
Hughes is expected to play a major role in setting up the facility, training and running the races as well.
Former FMSCI President Vicky Chandhok and current president Zayn Khan were also present at the announcement.
Founder of Yash Motorsports, Raj Kattelu, announced that a one-km, two lane strip will be built on the outskirts of the Telangana capital.
As per NHRA standards, track length will be 400m with another 600m allocated for shutdown area – where cars can slow down and come to a stop from high speeds.