Good news for the motor sport fraternity, as decision makers for the Changi permanent race track project has revealed that tenders will be offered soon for the development of the race track which may cost as much as S$ 100 million.
The Grade 2 race track that should be between 2.8 kilometers and 3.5 kilometers in length is expected to be able to host various bike and car races. In fact, the Singapore Sports Counci (SSC) has revealed that the new circuit must at least host three international events such as MotoGP, A1 and so on.
The tenders were supposed to be offered mid last year, but the delay was inevitable due to negotiations for a larger space. The space should now be bigger than 20 hectares initially allocated. This is good news for the country since motor sports is being well taken by the people especially with the success of last year’s Formula 1 race.
This circuit will help feed the hunger for a race track other than Sepang, which is about 300 kilometers away from Singapore. However, I just hope that track will feature at least one long straight, something which Sepang has (two actually), and something which enthusiasts are (desperately) looking for.