Greater Noida: Buddh International Circuit (BIC) owner Jaypee Sports International on Saturday confirmed that the race track will be hosting a round of Superbike World Championship (WSBK) in March 2013.

Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) and Infront Motor Sports (IMS), the promoters of WSBK, have inked an agreement to hold the race at BIC March 9-10.

WSBK, a top notch motorcycle racing series, comes to India in the wake of a successful organisation of the maiden Formula One Grand Prix last october. The grand finale of FIA GT1 Championship will also be held at BIC in December.

"We are extremely happy to announce that besides F1 and GT1, we will also hold a thrilling motorcycle race. There are many who are passionate about bikes here. I am sure they would love to watch the best bike drivers in the business compete against each other," said Jaypee Sports International managing director Sameer Gaur in a statement.

Teams of bike manufacturers such as Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Aprilia, and BMW are part of the series regulated by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the international governing body of the sport.

On WSBK coming to India, IMS chairman Maurizio Flammini said: "After meeting with the promoters (Jaypee), I got the feeling that I was dealing with highly professional people even though the circuit was under construction.

"This impression was confirmed from the outcome of the F1 race last year. We are sure that WSBK will add value to BIC, as well as to India."

(Agencies)

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