'Grand Prix Of Bharat': India To Host First MotoGP World Championship Race Next Year

by Swarajya Staff - Sep 23, 2022 09:11 AM +05:30 IST
'Grand Prix Of Bharat': India To Host First MotoGP World Championship Race Next YearMotoGP (Pic Via Wikipedia)

The MotoGP world championship, the pinnacle of two-wheel racing, will be held in India for the first time next year in Uttar Pradesh's Noida.

The championship will be held from 2023-24 to 2030-2031 and will be called 'Grand Prix of Bharat'.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna Sports and Noida-based Fairstreet Sports for seven years to bring the championship to India.

The race will be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Noida.

No official debut date has been confirmed for the event yet, but organisers are targeting a slot on the 2023 calendar, reports AutoCar India.

“MotoGP continues to earn new audiences and fans worldwide. This makes it imperative for us to expand its presence to new destinations where fans and riders are growing every year. India is key to our scheme of taking MotoGP to new frontiers,” Dorna MD Carlos Ezpeleta was quoted as saying in the AutoCar report.

“Over the past decade, the MotoGP World Championship has gone from strength to strength, thanks to a competitive grid and a well-crafted set of rules. We look forward to gaining a wider fan base in India with the Grand Prix of Bharat," he added.

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