India To Host Debut MotoGP race in 2023, To Be Named 'Grand Prix of Bharat'

In a landmark move, MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to host the premier two-wheel racing event in India for the next seven years.

By Ankit Bisht
Wed, 21 Sep 2022 05:52 PM IST
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India To Host Debut MotoGP race in 2023, To Be Named 'Grand Prix of Bharat'
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India is set to host its first-ever MotoGP World Championships race, which will be called as 'Grand Prix of Bharat', at Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida next year.

In a landmark move, MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to host the premier two-wheel racing event in India for the next seven years.

Riders from as many as 19 countries will participate in the event, which will give a major push to trade and tourism in the country, besides generating employment.

"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 emisson," the promoters of the event said in a release.

The Buddh International Circuit, which will be hosting the MotoGP race, was once home to the
Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, held for three consecutive years from 2011 till 2013, before it was discontinued due to financial, tax and bureaucratic hurdles.

(With agencies input)

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