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Tuesday , February 5 , 2013
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Chance to be a Vettel for a fee!

Calcutta: Do you often wonder how it feels to drive on a Formula One track? Have you ever envied a Sebastian Vettel or a Valentino Rossi?

If yes, here’s a good news: The Buddh International Circuit (BIC), on Monday, announced the ‘BIC Time Trial’ (Open track day) for general public on February 17.

The open track day, at one of the world’s best F1 circuit, will give the speed fanatics a chance to test their driving skills in the safest and controlled environment.

The track day will be open to all categories of bike and car owners and the only criteria to reserve a seat for a speed enthusiast is to have a valid driving license. One will have various options to choose from. For a 60-minute session in a car, one will have to pay Rs. 4,000. For three sessions, the charge will be Rs 12,000, with the fourth session as complimentary.

If you choose a motorbike, the charge for an hour’s drive will be Rs 3,000. For three hours, it will be Rs 9,000, and, just like it would be for a car, the fourth hour will be complimentary.

Speed lovers can also enjoy ‘Taxi Rides’ in Mercedes SLS (twin-seater) and Mercedes C, E & ML Class from certified circuit drivers at a cost of Rs 7,500 and Rs 1,500 per person, respectively.

Prior to taking their vehicles out on the track, each car or motorbike will be first assessed by track officials. There will then be a safety briefing facilitated by BIC’s highly qualified professional driving instructors to discuss the rules, safety, driving techniques while out on the tarmac.