AMRC flag down on the right track
Professionalism and discipline are key words in any sport. This is exactly what the newly formed Asian Motor Racing Club aims to ensure in motor sports events in Sri Lanka. Motor racing has a history of about 60 years in Sri Lanka and it has undoubtedly raced a long way to its present officially recognized standard where important areas such as safety issues have been adequately addressed.

Yet, AMRC believes that there are many aspects of the sport that need to be polished to uplift the sport to internationally accepted standards. This would ensure healthy interaction and competition between the countries in the region and in turn more enthusiasm and recognition for motor sports at all levels locally.

AMRC committee consists of not only racing drivers but also marketing and management professionals thereby bringing together a cross section of society with a view to uplift the sport. They hope to adopt internationally accepted standards in conducting all motor sports events in Sri Lanka. While ensuring a level playing field for competitors, spectators will get more value for money and of course the sponsors will get the required mileage.

AMRC plans to conduct only a few chosen motoring events because the idea is to concentrate on a few internationally standardised events. On the other hand they will be focused on extensive practice days and also specially imported professional timing equipment. According to AMRC at present there is interest shown from racing drivers in India and other regional countries to participate in AMRC events. Among many plans AMRC hopes to construct a Go Kart track and organizing special rallies based on international Rally rules.

AMRC will be officially launched at a ceremony at the Hotel Taj Samudra today at 5 pm. The inaugural meet organized by AMRC is scheduled for September 5 at the Pannala International Race Track.


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