The Moto GP World Championship is set to make its debut in India and will be called the ‘Bharat Grand Prix’. The event will take place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed for seven years between Fairstreet Sports Pvt Ltd and Dorna Sports. The latter is actively working with other state governments to promote motorcycling culture in India and collectively work to promote, nurture and groom international level Moto GP riders in India.
Interestingly, Moto GP also has plans to also introduce Moto E into the Indian racing scenario, which will not only be a first in Asia but is a significant green initiative with net zero carbon emissions.
“It is a matter of great pride for Uttar Pradesh to host such a globally prestigious mega-sport event. Not only will the event boost the hospitality and tourism sectors, but it will also put us on the global platform. Our government will provide all the necessary support to make it a huge success,” said Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.
Union Sports Minister Shri Anurag Thakur said that it is a historical day for the sporting and automobile industry in India and a befitting tribute to the Azadai Ka Amrit Maha Utsav celebrations.
“It gives us immense pride that the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has chosen India as the next destination for expanding the global footprint of the MotoGP World Championship. The sport enjoys immense popularity among India’s motorcycle racing community, and we are confident that the international exposure will also boost the sport in India,” said Thakur.