In 2023, the Buddh International Circuit will play host to the MotoGP for the first time as the “Grand Prix of Bharat.” The top-tier motorcycle racing competition will continue for the following seven years.
In New Delhi: The first MotoGP World Championships race, dubbed the “Grand Prix of Bharat,” will be held in India at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida in 2019, providing a substantial boost to the country’s sluggish motorsport scene.
In order to organise the top two-wheel racing event in India for the following seven years, MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and Noida-based race producers Fairstreet Sports inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Wednesday.
Riders from as many as 19 nations will take part in the event, which will significantly boost trade and tourism in the nation and create jobs.
The event’s organisers added in a release that MotoGP also has ambitions to introduce MotoE into the Indian racing scene. This will not only be a first for Asia but also a big green endeavour with net zero carbon emisson.
The Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix used to be hosted at the Buddh International Circuit, the site of the MotoGP competition. It was staged there for three consecutive years, from 2011 to 2013, before being abandoned owing to administrative, budgetary, and tax challenges.