Sri Lanka capital gears up for night motor racing

Dec 03, Colombo: Streets of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo will become race tracks for car and motor cycle racers for two days this month when the city holds the inaugural Colombo Night Races on December 16 and 17.

Foreign drivers and bike riders as well as locals will line up their cars and motor cycles under different categories on a track set along several Colombo streets. The selected streets will be totally re-paved for the event to provide the ground clearance to the race cars.

The main race on December 17 and the drivers and riders will have the qualifying races on December 16.

Ten car events and seven bikes events have been planned according to the organizers of the event.

The event is organized by Carlton Sports Network and the Tomorrow for Youth Movement. Sri Lanka Motor Sports Association and Sri Lanka Sports Motorcycle Association will conduct the races.

Parallel to the event, second Electric Peacock Festival 2011, a musical extravaganza featuring both foreign and local artists will be held on both days.

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