Greater Noida: The ticket sales for the third Indian Grand Prix are sluggish. So far only 20,000 tickets have been bought for the Oct 25-27 Formula 1 event. The organisers, however, are confident that the turnout will be as much as it was last year when 65,000 spectators watched the race at the one lakh-capacity Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida.
"We are set to host the event again. The excitement surrounding the event is less compared to past editions but we are confident of having the turnout of 2012. Usually, ticket sales pick up in the last ten days. The latest number I have is that 20,000 tickets have been sold," Jaypee Sports International (JPSI) CEO Sameer Gaur told IANS at the BIC Tuesday.
A total 68,000 tickets were put up for grabs in August when the organisers launched the three-day and race day tickets together for the first time. The cheapest Sunday ticket is priced at Rs.1,500 and the three-day ticket in the Picnic Stand costs Rs.2,000.