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* Streets in Sri Lankan capital closed today for night motor races
Sat, Dec 15, 2012, 12:47 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 14, Colombo: Some major streets of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo are closed tonight as the city holds the second edition of the Colombo Night Races (CNR) on December 14 and 15.

The races will see both cars and motorbikes line up in different categories on a circuit that is drawn out from streets in the Galle Face Green and Fort in downtown Colombo.

The Colombo Night Races are organized by Carlton Motor Sports Club and conducted by Asian Motor Racing Club (AMRC) and Sri Lanka Motor Cycle Club (SLMCC).

According to the organizers seven Car events and four Motor Cycle events are scheduled to be run on this day. The seven car events are conducted by AMRC while the Motor Cycle events are conducted by SLMCC.

The qualifying sessions for the race to determine the drivers starting grid position will take place today (14) and the final events will race Saturday night. Sri Lankan drivers along with a number of international teams will take part in the races. Over 7,500 visitors are expected to participate in the event.



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