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Noida offers F1 race tracks to stunt bikers

Noida Authority says the bikers using the Greater Noida Expressway to perform stunts can use the F1 racing track, reports Kapil Datta.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2008 03:16 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times

Daredevil bikers using the Greater Noida Expressway to perform stunts can use the Formula 1 racing track here, the Noida Authority said on Tuesday.

The offer came after stunt motorcyclists demanded special practice tracks following the arrest of a fellow performer. The authority said it can’t provide special tracks but asked them to use the Formula 1 track being developed instead.

Gurmeet, 21, was arrested on Monday for carrying out stunts as he rode on a motorcycle on the Greater Noida Expressway without the authorities’ permission. Later he said he wanted to enter the Limca Book of Records. The expressway is an accident-prone road and Noida Authority officials feel the Formula 1 racing track being developed in Greater Noida by a private company would be a safe practice ground.

Soon after Gurmeet’s arrest, Sundeep Gajjar, chief convener of Bikers’ Club here, demanded space where professional bikers could practice.

Ankush Verma, another biker, spoke similarly. “We need training space. In its absence, we look out for open stretches and perform feats when traffic is thin.” Sandeep Marwah, chairman of Asian Academy of Films&Television said, “Bikers who want to conduct feats can join our institute. We have a course on stunts conducted under the guidance of experts.”