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Indian GP circuit named Buddh International

ESPNF1 Staff
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Organisers of the race unveil the circuit's new logo © Press Association

The organisers of the Indian Grand Prix have revealed the logo for the newly-named Buddh International Circuit that will host the inaugural race on October 30.

The circuit, roughly 25 miles outside New Delhi in Greater Noida, has been named after the Gautam Buddh Nagar district where it is based. At the unveiling of the new logo the chairman of organisers Jaypee Sports International, Manoj Gaur, said everything was in place to ensure the circuit would be completed and signed off in time.

"Be assured my friends," he was quoted by the Times of India. "Our and [our] country's reputation is there. We are responsible people. The track is ready and the homologation of the facility will be done in July as per the time-table of the FIA."

Samir Gaur, managing director of Jaypee Sports International, said tickets would be set at affordable prices, although the final levels have not been decided.

"We can't disclose the pricing but it would be moderate," he said. "It is in the final stages and it will start from Rs 2500 [US$ 56] onwards. We have tied up with the bookmyshow.com for the ticketing."