A future return to the Indian Grand Prix now looks more likely after a law hindering the arrival of cargo was changed.

The New Delhi race was dropped for 2014 following a couple of tumultuous years which had seen arguments between race organisers, the Indian government and Bernie Ecclestone strained relations.

Indeed the Indian government's depiction of F1 as entertainment rather than a sport as well as strict import laws meant cars and other equipment were held up in customs and possibly subject to duty charges.

However, following a ruling, the Times of India reported the delays and threat of having to pay large duties would no longer occur after it was declared the race equipment would no longer be classed as normal imported cargo providing all equipment was taken back out of the country within 30 days.

The Foreign Trade Department confirmed the ruling.

"The decision will be music to the ears of (race promoter) Jaypee who have been struggling to deal with rising import duties while organising the Indian Grand Prix over the last three years," the Times of India report added.

Jaypee chief Sameer Gaur was indeed pleased with the announcement: "It appears to be a positive development for automobile racing in India. We cannot, however, say more without studying the (department's) order."

Finally the head of India's motorsport association Vicky Chandhok declared: "I welcome this decision to modify the import policy for cars and bikes for racing events.

"This will pave the way for India to host many more world class international motor sport events."

While this move is certainly welcome it doesn't ensure the future success of the Indian race, following a brilliant first year in 2011 - attendance figures plummeted in the proceeding years.

Therefore should a return to the Buddh International Circuit be announced for 2015, race organisers still have a lot of work to do.

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