MotoGP Bharat 2023 at Buddh International Circuit, Greater Noida

All You Need To Know

  • India will be the 31st country to host a motorcycle grand prix
  • MotoGP World Championship incorporates 21 Grand Prix
  • India will host the 13th round of the MotoGP session
  • It is a non-stop race from start to finish without any pit stops
  • Moto GP 2023 season has 11 teams and 22 riders – two riders from each team
  • Currently, there are only four circuits around the world that host both F1 and MotoGP races
  • MotoGP is the third most-watched sporting event after Olympics and FIFA World Cup
  • 19 Countries will participate in this premier racing event
  • MoyoGP Bharat will be held at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Drona Sports and Noida-based Fairstreet Sports are the organizers of the event at BIC Greater Noida

Some More Facts

  • Fairstreet Sports, honoured the UP CM with the first ticket of the historic race event
  • India has over 20 crore two-wheelers on its roads currently making it one of the biggest motorcycle markets in the world
  • The Buddh International Circuit was initially planned for Formula 1 races but only 3 races took place from 2011-2013
  • Track will need to be homologated by the FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) for the MotoGP event

Homologation is the process of certifying if a track meets certain quality parameters and safety standards to host a MotoGP race. There are multiple checks run on the circuit by the FIM, which is the governing body for MotoGP, in the months leading up to a race before certifying the track.

What are the Dates, Venue and Timings for MotoGP Bharat 2023

MotoGP Bharat will take place from September 22, 2023 (Friday) to September 24, 2023 (Sunday). The event will take place at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida. The MotoGP session will begin from 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm.

Fans can watch the junior riders of Moto2 and Moto3 as well as the crown jewel itself, Moto GP.

Buddh International Circuit

After Formula One’s departure from India in 2013, Moto GP is the first big-ticket motorsport race taking place at the Buddh International Circuit.

The Buddh International Circuit is a five-kilometre-long track with a width of 12 metres. This track has 16 corners, 8 being left-hand corners and 8 being right-hand corners. The longest straight on this track is 1006 metres.

What is the Ticket Price for the event

The tickets for the inaugural MotoGP Bharat starts from Rs 800 and goes upto Rs 40,000 basis the choice of seat. The seating capacity is for about one lakh people.

As reported by PTI, the lowest denomination of tickets are from Rs 800 in order to cater to the mass audience. The Main Grandstand ticket prices range between Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000, depending on the tier a fan would prefer with a centre stage view. A more plush and exclusive experience can be had with a ticket in the Platinum Corporate Box which is priced at Rs 40,000.

Where can you Book Tickets for MotoGP Bharat in India

Fans can register on BookMyShow to get first access to ticket sales. (Update– Rs800 tix all sold out)

The ticket gives fans access to all three days i.e. September 22-24, 2023. Tickets can be bought either on the Moto GP official website or on BookMyShow.

The tickets will be delivered at your place. However, tickets in physical form need to be carried to the venue compulsorily.

How to reach the Buddh International Circuit for the MotoGP Bharat race

Sector 147 & 148 Noida Metro Station as well as Knowledge Park II Metro Station are the nearest metro stations for Delhi-NCR residents

Where can you watch it on TV

In case, you’re unable to make it to the grand prix, you can always catch the race on TV. Viacom18 has secured a deal with MotoGP to live stream the race exclusively on JioCinema and Sports 18.

How long is the Moto GP race

The Moto GP race is 24 laps of this circuit with a total distance of 119 kilometres. Similarly, the Moto3 race is 17 laps and the Moto2 race is 19 laps and the total distance is 84.3 kilometres and 94.2 kilometres respectively.

What is the schedule of Moto GP in India

Friday, 22nd September: Practice 1 and 2 (Moto3, Moto2 and Moto GP) – 09:30 IST to 16:30 IST

Saturday, 23rd September: Free Practice (Moto3, Moto2 and Moto GP) – 09:10 IST to 11:10 IST

Qualifying 1 and 2 (Moto3, Moto2 and Moto GP) – 11:20 IST to 14:55 IST

Moto GP Sprint Race – 15:30 IST

Sunday, 24th September: Moto3 Race – 11:30 IST | Moto2 Race – 12:45 IST | Moto GP Race – 14:30 IST

How are the points allotted in MotoGP races

Points are allotted at the finish line for the top 15 riders as per the scale i.e. 25, 20, 15, 13, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point. The track is estimated to be 5km and has 16 corners. Thus, making the race worth watching for everyone.

Updated: June 23, 2023

Official Website

September 22, 2022

Grand Prix Of Bharat: India To Host MotoGP Race in Noida from 2023

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.

Grand Prix Of Bharat: India To Host MotoGP Race in Noida from 2023

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.

Source: PTI

September 18, 2022

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