NEW DELHI: The Indian Motorsport scene is set for a major event as India will host its maiden MotoGP World Championship race.
This development would facilitate the development of the Indian motorsport sector. Labelled as 'Grand Prix of Bharat', the championship would be held at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida, NCR, in the year 2023.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Dorna, MotoGP commercial rights owner and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports on Wednesday. This MoU paved the way for India to host the premier two-wheel racing event for the next seven years. The event would see participants from as many as 19 countries. This would majorly enhance the trade and tourism of the country. Moreover, the event would also increase the scope of employment.
The promoters of the event mentioned that MotoGP has additional plans to bring MotoE into the Indian racing arena. If this happens, it would be the first in Asia of its kind. Along with it, it would significantly be a green initiative with net zero carbon emission.
Carlos Ezpeleta MD, Drona Sports, commercial rights holder of Moto GP stated, "We have a long way programme and a vision for this we knew that F1 packed up soon from India but we will come here with a great plan and we hope this race goes long."
The Buddh International Circuit will host the MotoGP race. It was once the venue for the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, which was held consecutively for three years from 2011 to 2013. After that, financial, tax and bureaucratic hurdles led to the discontinuity of the event.
Pushkar Nath, COO of Fairstreet Sports mentioned that they have a great plan and expressed his gratitude to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradeshj, Yogi Adityanath for helping them in many manners. He also added that they ensures 50k job opportunities in UP after the introduction of this race in India.
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