The groundbreaking ceremony of the Omni Karting Circuit was held at the Airmen Golf Club & Recreation Park at Korangi Creek.
This high-end and high adrenaline facility is being developed Omni Motorsport Pvt. Ltd. which has been established by Syed Ovais Naqvi who is Pakistan’s first Professional Formula Race car Driver along with some renowned businessmen & corporate professionals in the areas of motorsports, marketing, media, international business, finance & investment banking, management, entrepreneurship, real estate and construction.
Omni Motorsport Chairman, Roger Dawood Bayat, commented
“Our idea is to change the landscape of the family entertainment and recreation industry within our communities, cities and the country and we shall endeavour to build the finest motorsport tracks ensuring the highest standards of quality, safety and professional managed facility where the goal is to provide for the public an exciting and healthy activity for the entire family.”
Roger went on to inform that Omni Motorsport specializes in recreational and professional motorsport activities and will be developing pioneering international standard motorsport facilities and karting circuits all across Pakistan.
“Starting by now making a 3 million dollar investment to construct, develop and establish the Omni Karting Circuit in Karachi, Pakistan. Soon we intend to expand and scale the business to other major metropolitan cities of Pakistan by opening similar facilities across the country and then subsequently beyond Pakistan to the international market by opening similar facilities in regional countries.”
Chief Guest, Air Officer Commanding Southern Air Command Air Vice Marshal Salman Bokhari directed Omni Motorsport to ensure that no compromise is made on the quality and that the facility must adhere to the top international standards. AVM Bokahri instructed Omni Motorsport to complete the design, development and construction of the Omni Karting Circuit on schedule efficiently and expeditiously.
Speaking at the occasion Ovais informed that the Omni Karting Circuit will be a dedicated and purpose built motorsport facility and it will be the first and the only karting circuit in Pakistan to not only meet the highest international specifications but will in fact exceed them. This pioneering karting complex and multi-disciplinary motorsport facility will include a multi-layout 1.5 km karting track built to CIK Grade A international standards. The track will also incorporate a 1/8 mile drag strip and be able to allow one road car at a time to be driven on it for autocross and time trials. It will be built on a 12 acre waterfront site located at the PAF Base Korangi Creek adjacent to the Airmen Golf Course & Recreation Park.
Ovais informed that the facility will be fully equipped with all amenities and features of a state of the art karting circuit with flood lights, safety barriers and fencing. The Omni Karting Circuit will house a fleet of 30 karts capable of top speeds of 170 kph along with electronic kart timing equipment, F1 style start-finish lights, a kart control system, full racing gear, LCD screens and a giant outdoor LED screen. There will be a covered pits complex with 30 pit garages, a driver/member lounge, race control center and media center and a briefing room.
There will also be a maintenance building consisting of a garage/workshop and service and refueling area. The complex will have a main club house building that will house the reception, the executive offices, changing rooms and lockers, toilets and a seminar/conference center and a merchandise store. The Omni Karting Circuit will include a trackside restaurant/café & outdoor terrace, a roof top viewing deck and grandstands. The facility will have an open landscaped multi-purpose area along with a park. There will be parking for 200 cars. It will house a state of the art F1 simulator.