India to make its Moto GP debut at Buddh International Circuit in 2023


In 2023, at the Buddh International Circuit in the National Capital Region, India will compete in its first MotoGP race. On Friday, a formal statement to that effect was released. The commercial rights owners, Dorna Sports, had previously stated that they were in talks for the event with the state of Uttar Pradesh and the Union Ministry of Sports.

From 2011 to 2013, Formula One races were held on the 5.14-km track in the New Delhi suburbs before it was dropped from the calendar.

According to MotoGP's website, "India will make its debut on the MotoGPTM schedule in 2023 as MotoGPTM prepares to take on Buddh International Circuit, as the Grand Prix of Bharat." Added was: "With a population of over 1.4 billion people and more than 200 million motorcycles on its roads, the nation is a great economic and cultural powerhouse. India is one of the world's largest markets for motorcycles and a major target for the MotoGPTM paddock manufacturers because over 75% of all vehicles used everyday on two wheels."

MotoGP claims that competition at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, would bring the sport closer to a crucial market and increase its reach among fans.

The Indian Grand Prix, according to the report, will mark a significant development in the sport's goal of making motorcycle racing accessible to everybody. It will also add a new chapter to the history of the first motorsports championship in the world by welcoming new viewers and supporters.

Anurag Thakur, the minister of sports for the Union, commented on the development by saying: "It's a historical day for the athletic sector and a homage to the 75th year of India's independence."

Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, promised "complete support to MotoGP Bharat" and said: "It is a source of tremendous pleasure for Uttar Pradesh to host such a global event."