INDIA: MotoGP recently announced that India will become the 31st country to host a motorcycle Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in September 2023.
MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and race promoter Fairstreet Sports signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last Wednesday to host the marquee 2-wheeler racing event in India for the next seven years.
Top officials from Dorna had visited India earlier this month to sign the MOU. They also held meetings with Uttar Pradesh’s CM, Yogi Adityanath, and Union Sports Minister, Anurag Thakur. India has been listed as the 14th round in a provisional 21-race calendar.
The promoters of the event, in a press release, said: “MotoGP also has plans to also introduce MotoE into the Indian racing scenario, which will not only be a first in Asia but a significant green initiative with net zero carbon emission.”
Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta was quoted in a statement as saying, “We’re very proud to announce that Buddh International Circuit will be on the 2023 calendar. We have a lot of fans in India, and we’re excited to be able to bring the sport to them.”
“India is also a key market for the motorcycle industry and, therefore, by extension, for MotoGP as the pinnacle of the two-wheeler world. “We very much look forward to racing at Buddh International Circuit and can’t wait to welcome the fans through the gates to see this incredible sport in person,” he added.
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