Riders from as many as 19 countries will participate in the event Grand Prix of Bharat, which will give a major push to trade and tourism in the country, besides generating employment.
In a significant boost for the stagnant Indian motosport scene, the country will be hosting a maiden MotoGP World Championships race, labelled as ‘Grand Prix of Bharat‘, at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year.
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.
Earlier Noida Diary reported about MotoGP likely to make India debut in winter of 2023
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 emission,” the promoters of the event said in a release.
The Buddh International Circuit, which will be hosting the MotoGP race – Grand Prix of Bharat, 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.