The Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India, will host the first-ever MotoGP World Championships race in 2019, which will be a huge boost for the country’s sluggish motorsport scene. The race will be called the “Grand Prix of Bharat.”
Commercial rights holder Dorna and Noida, India’s Fairstreet Sports have agreed to jointly host MotoGP for the next seven years. The agreement was inked on Wednesday. At least 19 other countries’ riders are expected to attend, giving a significant boost to the local economy through increased trade and tourism as well as new job opportunities.
Promoters of the event stated, “MotoGP also has ambitions to bring introduce MotoE into the Indian racing environment,” which would be “not just a first in Asia but a big green initiative with net zero carbon emissions.”
Before being canceled owing to financial, tax, and legal problems, the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix was held at the Buddh International Circuit, which will now host the MotoGP race.