Road Racing Circuit in Lahore…

I’ve been hearing about proposal of a road-racing place at Jallo in Lahore. It still hasn’t been confirmed what kind of track is it going to be; for straight car racing or the A1 thing.

I don’t know but do you people think this can help in reduction of Illegal car racing on Lahori roads like the Main Boulevard and the Mall?

In addition, does our Government has enough resources to construct a world-class F1/A1 circuit worth millions if not billions of dollars?

9 Comments so far

  1. maleeha (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 3:05 pm

    I think that part of the charm of illegal car racing is that it is ‘illegal’. However, a professional racing circuit is not a bad idea, as long as enough international events are organized to justify its building cost.

  2. asfand (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 5:24 pm

    I do believe our government has enough resources to construct a circuit, and lets not be myopic about it and just look at the costs like all stupid pseudo-intellectual pakistanis.

    the benefits from such a circuit can be immense.

    if we land a contract with F1 or A1 (A1 can be very likely), then imagine all the revenue that can be generated not only from ticket sales but television aswell, along with advertising.

    apart from that, you’ll see a substantial reduction in those illegal street racing if you allow citizens to race on the circuit provided there’s an entry fee. In the UK every sunday locals are allowed to go to their nearest circuit and have a ‘go’ provided they pay a relatively minimal fee. Again, that’s another avenue where we can attain revenue which will go a long way to making up for the cost of the circuit.

    Plus, racing circuits can easily last decades after which all they need is some overhauling of the tarmac’s, so in theory (and to be honest its very possible in practice too), you will not only be able to recoup the cost of the circuit but get a shitload of profit fairly soon aswell.

    And we’re just talking finances, not the cultural and social benefits. More people taking up motor racing as a profession (eventually, with the growth of the Pakistani A1 team and the circuit), and what not.

  3. Ghubara Jaise Ghulam Jamun 8 Numbari (unregistered) on October 4th, 2005 @ 11:38 pm

    Very positive notes from you guys!

    Now, what about the location? Where do you think the circuit should be?

  4. Waqas (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 12:58 am

    Actually the track in Jallo will be for bikes, not cars, it will be simple, not like a race track at all and no it will not help in reducing street racing, who’ll go to Jallo to race, its like 20 Km from Gulberg, MB Gulberg will still be racers first choice.

    Although there is a race track proposed in the Lahore Sports City which will be built by a Pakistani who now lives in Dubai, the Sports City will cost Rs 30bn.

  5. Balloon-o-Eight (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 10:29 am

    Sounds Thrilling. Any accurate time for completion of this Sports City??

  6. Waqas (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 12:32 am

    The construction is yet to begin Sports City was approved last month and the details will be sorted out in a month. After that the construction will hopefully beging in the start of 2006.

  7. mohummed (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 10:51 am

    In Karachi , we have a small racing circuit of F1 standard near Super highway , but it didnt decrease the illegal street racing in Karachi , which takes place in seaview & DHA phase VIII. Still i see the guys being mad abt their cars , like installing Integ, NOS,exhaust, Boosters , Titanium spark plugs e.t.c e.t.c

  8. Balloon-o-Eight (unregistered) on October 6th, 2005 @ 12:26 pm

    Do you really think the construction of such a circuit would help in commercializing car racing which in turn can attract much more people to race there??

  9. Roth Simon (unregistered) on February 17th, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

    i am a steert racer,to race in karachi, is difcult ,but we have fun doing racing on devils point, the track is smooth, my comments is govmerment shuld try to build race track in karachi for street racers. because we are the street racers

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