Mercedes to launch driving academy

Mercedes-Benz will set up a performance driving academy at Noida in the first quarter of next year to train drivers. The academy will provide one-day certificate courses which course will be conducted twice a month. The academy will come up at Noida and German drivers will come here to provide training.

“Our long dream is going to get materialised. It (the academy) will be the fourth one after Germany, the US and China. It will come up by January-March next,” Mercedes-Benz India, Sales and Marketing Director Debashis Mitra said.

Mercedes-Benz is an official automobile partner for the Buddh International Circuit, the venue of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix to be held on October 30. Mercedes-Benz and Jaypee Sports International have signed an agreement last month, according to which Mercedes will provide stand-by safety cars for the event.

Mercedes buyers can purchase tickets for the Indian GP at Mercedes showrooms for the next 45 days and some of them will get a chance to drive on the BIC track on weekends, but after the race.