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NGC to premiere documentary on making of Buddh International Circuit

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MUMBAI: Chequered flags, pit girls, more than 95,000 fans, revved up engines…while the frenzy surrounding the Indian Grand Prix is already palpable, National Geographic Channel (NGC) is all set to take viewers at home, on a rollercoaster of a ride with their one-hour special documentary titled Buddh International Circuit: A Race Against Time.

Premiering 25 October at 8 pm, NGC through the documentary, takes a look back at a crew of around 8000 people, as they battle adverse natural forces, strong winds, dust storms, heavy rains, and extreme heat, to make the daunting and inflexible deadline of building India’s first ever Formula 1 racetrack - The Buddh International Circuit.

 “It has been our endeavor at NGC to entertain as well as inform, through our key franchises. In some, we showcase some of the best mega-structures of the world, taking the viewers, not just into the splendor but also the challenges of putting together such a mammoth project. The Buddh International Circuitstands as a symbol of one of the most awe inspiring Indian infrastructure projects in recent history,” said NGC Network and Fox International Channels VP – marketing Debarpita Banerjee.

“Against the backdrop of the upcoming Formula 1 season, documenting the resurrection of this world class racetrack has been a privilege for us. In sync with our brand philosophy 'Unlock', here is yet another special that will open up a lot of aspects about a subject India is getting increasingly passionate about. The Buddh International Circuit: A Race Against Time documentary in association with Jaypee Sports, allows us to showcase the making of India's first ever formula 1 racetrack. And it has been one thrilling ride,” she added.

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