The boss of the upcoming Indian Grand Prix, Mark Hughes, has quit his post and joined the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix organising body.

But the promoters of this year’s event have made the announcement today that Hughes, who formerly headed up the efforts for the Bahrain Grand Prix, had left his position for “personal reasons”.

A spokesperson for Jaypee Sports – the body heading up the inaugural Grand Prix, which will make its debut in October – has confirmed that Hughes’ replacement will be Azhar Ghazili, a former organiser for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.