Madras Motor Spors Club with its history of over 50 years is the reason that Chennai can be called the epicentre of motor racing in India. (MMSC Official site link)
For a racing enthusiast, there is nothing to beat the smell of burnt rubber and the sound of screaming engines… and what better place than the Irungattukottai Race Track near Sriperumbudur to catch the racing excitement.
- Length Full track: 3.74 kms (12 curves/turns)
- Short ( Club) track: 2.1 kms (7 curves/turns)
- Width: 11 metres, 12 metres at start line
- Direction: Clockwise
- First race: 1990
- Fully resurfaced: 2007
- Cars upto F3 and all bikes allowed.
You can get to the race track pretty easily. Just get onto the Bangalore-Chennai highway heading out of Chennai. Before you reach Sriperumbudur, you will cross the race track, to your right. Bang opposite to the race track is the massive Hyundai car factory. Its approximately 30kms out of Chennai. If you are trying to reach the track from Bangalore, just cross Sriperumbudur and look for the Hyundai factory.
Which ever direction you are coming from, remember that it is a 6 lane road you’re on. Drive safe.