A couple of weeks after next year’s Indian Grand Prix was postponed, there was more bleak news for the Jaypee Group when the inaugural World Superbike Championship, which was slated be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in November, being cancelled.
The WSBK organisers and Jaypee, however, are confident that the two-wheeler series will make its India debut in 2015.
The statement from FIM, the world governing body for motor cycle racing, cancelling the Nov 17 race, has led to speculation over the provocation since the race was rescheduled from March to November.
They were quickly put to rest by both WSBK promoters, Dorna World Superbike Organisation (DWO), and Jaypee, saying it was agreed to reschedule it in 2015.
WSBK CEO Javier Alonso explained that the 2013 race was scrapped owing to the lack of training time for marshals and medical staff, and more so because Jaypee was keen to push the event to 2015.