Sri Lanka formula racing tracks mulled by FIA

Dec 24, 2010 (LBO) – The Federation International de Automobile (FIA), the governing body of world motor sport, is considering setting up two international formula racing tracks in Sri Lanka, the government said. A statement from President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s office said Jean Todt, the president of the International Automobile Federation, had explored the possibility of setting up two motor racing tracks during a visit to the island this week.

Todt, President of FIA and Michelle Yeoh, global ambassador for the Make Roads Safe campaign met President Rajapaksa Thursday.

Todt had agreed to consider setting up two international motor racing tracks in Sri Lanka, in southern Hambantota and close to the capital Colombo, the statement said.

The FIA is a federation of more than 160 clubs from over 120 countries.