The 21st century has marked the beginning of a new era for the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Over the last couple of decades, many game-changing developments have been observed in this region. Initiatives like Digital KP and the digitization of the Excise and Taxation Department, KPK have significantly promoted the concept of e-governance in KPK. The launch of Peshawar’s very own Metrobus network is also a very huge achievement in terms of infrastructural growth in KPK.
The authorities are now determined to boost tourism in the region, which is why they are planning to construct the country’s very first motorsports arena in Nowshera, KPK. It will become one of the biggest tourist attractions in Pakistan and will significantly promote the concept of motorsports at the national level.
If you want to learn more about motorsports and the gigantic sporting venue that is going to be developed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, then you have landed on the right post. In this blog, we are going to give you a brief introduction to motorsports including its history and types as well as the latest updates on the upcoming motorsports arena in the city of Nowshera, KPK.
More About Motorsports: History and Types
Motorsports, which is also spelled as motorsport without an “s”, is a type of sporting event based on competition between motorized vehicles as they race to outrun each other. Special tracks or paths are constructed for such types of motor racing events.
The places where these racing events take place are known as motorsports arenas. These sporting venues have closed circuit race tracks. Larger 4-wheel drive vehicles take part in off-roading racing events that are usually held on different types of dirt tracks and rocky, off-the-beaten paths.
The history of motorsport dates back to the 19th century. The very first racing event was organized in 1892. A round-trip between Paris and Rouen in France, it was a city-to-city motor racing event.
In today’s world, motorsports events have been divided into many different types. Formula One, MotoGP, Sports Car, and Off-road racings are some of the most popular types of racing events that are recognized internationally. MotoGP is a racing event in which motorcycles or in other words “heavy bikes” take part.
Quick Fact: Ever heard of the term “Grand Prix” but don’t know what it means? Well, it’s a term commonly used to represent all types of international series of motorsports events.
Motorsports Arena to Be Built in KPK: What to Expect?
The news of the construction of a well-equipped motorsports arena in Pakistan is warmly welcomed by motorsports fans in Pakistan, who are found in almost every region of the country. Due to the unavailability of a proper platform, they never had a chance of learning and experiencing motorsports skills professionally.
The establishment of a motorsports arena in Pakistan will provide opportunities for aspiring motorsports professionals to get properly trained and show-off their motor racing skills in local as well as international sporting events.
According to the Director-General Sports in KPK, the upcoming motorsports arena is going to have three tracks in total. There will be a 1-kilometer-long circuit track for drag race, 2.48-kilometer-long dirt track for off-roading, and a 4.63-kilometer-long asphalt race track.
It is going to be a grand-scale motorsports venue with the capacity to accommodate 4000 spectators. The design of this massive project has already been approved by the concerned authorities. Pakistan’s very first motorsports arena in KPK will be constructed at a total cost of PKR 2 billion.
The massive arena is being constructed in collaboration with private investors. The construction of this large-scale world-class sporting venue is expected to be completed within a period of two and a half years.
A fully-featured residential area has also been planned in the peripheries of the under-construction motorsports arena in Nowshera. It will be used for the accommodation of international racers participating in racing competitions held in Pakistan.
Now that we have given you all the key details about the field of motorsports and the latest updates on the development of Pakistan’s very first motorsports arena, it is time for us to wrap up this piece.
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