I'm sure you clicked the title since the news must have struck you as weird or entertaining at first sight. Although Pakistan does not host the Grand Prix, our local motorsports culture and vehicle lovers should not be overlooked.
Pakistanis are known for their passion for motorsports, and we all have an eye for modifying our stock automobiles or purchasing sports cars, luxury cars, or even sports motorcycles.
We are lucky to live in a world where human ingenuity has led to significant improvements in motorsport safety, and catastrophic injuries and fatalities are relatively uncommon, yet racing remains extremely risky.
Our fans, on the other hand, have long wished for a platform to allow them to realize their dreams and experience the 'track' to living their passion.
The government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has chosen to establish Pakistan's very own motor-sports stadium at Kheshgi, Nowshera, as we bring you this exciting news. This will be the first moto-sports arena in the country. That's quite great.
According to sources, the Sports and Tourism Department of KPK has shared a full blueprint for the mega-project with Provincial Minister Mahmood Khan.
The sports area's model includes the following:
Other elements of the concept included a petrol station, service stations, and garages.
The concept also includes a 3000-seat pavilion, bleachers, towers with terraces, food courts, and a retail center for those who wish to watch the vehicles on the track.
The arena would be erected on 147 acres of land set aside for the project, with an estimated cost of Rs100 million. When the project will be launched, as well as its start and completion dates, are still uncertain.
There's no denying that Pakistan is home to some of the world's most skilled and enthusiastic racing professionals. It is safe to assume that our youngsters are likewise interested in motorsports. This means that any form of investment will benefit Pakistan greatly.
Nadir Magsi, one of our competent and accomplished specialists, is an enthusiastic rally driver who has competed in virtually all of the rallies and won the bulk of them.
Usman Ghani is another motorsports professional who has made the country proud across the world. Ghani has the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) licence for the first time in Pakistan. Isn't it amazing?
When it comes to motorsports, Pakistanis have no shortage of skill, desire, or excitement. All of the stories show that motorsports have a large following in Pakistan.
We're not presuming anything, but it's something we've seen. Professionals, as well as newcomers to the country, want a platform to showcase and be recognized.
The government has taken positive steps to at least get this project off the ground, but more should be done to promote this sport on a national scale.
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