New Delhi, Sept 21: The world-class motorsport event MotoGP will be setting its foot in India for the first time. The country is likely to host its maiden MotoGP World Championships race in the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year.
Labeled as ‘Grand Prix of Bharat’ the event will witness riders from as many as 19 countries with the world’s biggest automobile companies such as Yamaha, Honda, Ducati, KTM, and Aprilia participating in the races.
According to sources, MotoGP commercial rights owner Dorna and Noida-based race promoters Fairstreet Sports have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to host the premier motorcycle racing event in India for the next seven years.
“MotoGP also has plans to 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 emissions,” the promoters of the event said in a release.
Fair street Sports COO Pushkar Nath while speaking to the media, said they have done their homework for the organization of the high-profile race. The promoters claim that they have taken into consideration what went wrong with Formula One nine years ago.
The Buddh International Circuit which is all set to host the MotoGP race in India was once home to the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, held for three consecutive years from 2011 to 2013.
However, it was discontinued due to financial, tax, and bureaucratic hurdles.