The oldest established motorsport world championship is coming to India. Yes you heard that right!!! Indian motorsport will break new ground as MotoGP – the pinnacle of two-wheel road racing in the world – will make its entry with the ‘Grand Prix of Bharat’, most likely to be held in 2023.
Dorna Sports, the international organiser and commercial rights holder of MotoGP, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) here on Sep 21st with Fairstreet Sports, promoters of the race in India, for seven years with the Grand Prix to be staged at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, once home of the now defunct Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. Though the promoters are aiming to host the race in 2023, the final decision will only be clear when the international motorcycling federation (FIM) publishes the calendar for next year.
MotoGP races are normally preceded by Moto3 and Moto2 – junior and feeder categories – which will also be held in India. In addition, MotoGP is also planning to introduce MotoE during the Grand Prix of Bharat which could become the first non-European MotoE race. MotoE – an electric motorcycle racing series – started in 2019 and has only been raced in Europe as support races to the main event – MotoGP.
Mahindra Racing is the only Indian team to have taken part during MotoGP weekends. They took part as a team from 2011 to 2014 in Moto3 before becoming an independent constructor till 2017.
MOTO GP AND IT’S MOST CELEBRATED STAR
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). Organizes the Grand Prix motorcycle racing events. Large national events were often given the title Grand Prix and have been held since the start of the twentieth century.
Grand Prix motorcycles are not available for purchase by the general public and cannot be ridden on public roads. Modifications of road-going motorcycles are available to the public in various categories of racing. The four-stroke era began in 2002 and the current top division is known as MotoGP. The largest class prior to that was 500cc, both of which form a historical continuum as the official World Championship .There are four classes in the championship. The names of the races are Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE. The first three classes use four-stroke engines, while the MotoE class uses electric motorcycles.
The most successful rider in Grand Prix history is Giacomo Agostini with 15 titles and 122 race wins. In the top-flight series, Agostini holds the title record with eight, followed by Yamaha with seven and Marquez with six. The record for most top-flight race wins is held by Rossi.
Valentino Rossi ( born 16 February 1979) A former professional motorcycle road racer and nine-time Grand Prix motorcycle racing World Champion is an italian racer. Nicknamed The Doctor, he is widely considered to be one of the greatest motorcycle racers of all time, with some labelling him as the greatest ever. He has nine Grand Prix World Championships to his name, seven of which were in the premier 500cc/Moto GP class. Check out some cool vr46 keychains,stickers and badges on our website at inline4.in
He holds the record of 89 victories to his name. . He won the premier class World Championships with both Honda and Yamaha. He is also the only road racer to have competed in 400 or more Grands Prix, and he rode with the number 46 for his entire career.
The Spanish professional Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, who has raced for Honda’s factory team since his MotoGP debut in 2013, is named Marquez Alenta. He is nicknamed the ‘Ant of Cervera‘ worldwide due to his height of 1.68m. He is one of four riders to have won world championship titles in three different categories, after Mike Hailwood, Phil Read and Valentino Rossi, and is one of the most successful motorcycle racers of all time, with eight Grand Prix World Championships to his name, six of which are in the premier class. Marquez became the third Spaniard to win the premier class title, and the most successful Spanish rider to date, with 59 wins. (Check out some cool MM93 keychains,stickers and badges on our website at inline4.in).
He became the first rider since 1978 to win the premier class title in his first season, and the youngest to win the title overall, at 20 years and 266 days of age.
BUDDH INTERNATIONAL CIRCUIT
The Buddh International Circuit (Hindi: बुद्ध अंतरराष्ट्रीय परिपथ) is an Indian racing circuit arranged in Public Capital Locale at More prominent Noida, Uttar Pradesh.The track imparts its name to Gautama Buddha, as does the region the track is situated in.
The track was formally introduced on 18 October 2011.The 5.125 km (3.185 mi) long circuit was planned by German course planner Hermann Tilke.
The circuit was most popular as the scene for the yearly Formula One Indian Grand Prix, which was first facilitated in October 2011. In any case, the GR Prix was suspended for 2014 and thusly dropped because of an expense debate with the Public authority of Uttar Pradesh during the Akhilesh Yadav organization
The Buddh International Circuit hosted the first Indian Grand Prix. It was supposed to take place in December 2011.The inaugural race was won by Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel, who started from pole position.The following two Grands Prix were held after he set the fastest lap and race record.The second Formula One race of the 2012 season was won by Sebastian Vettel, who took the pole once again and led the entire race.The fastest lap was set by Button.
PREVIOUS FAILED ATTEMPTS IN BRINGING MOTO GP AND F1 TO INDIA
The Indian motorcycle Grand Prix was to have been a motorcycle race scheduled to be held for the first time during the 2013 season of the Superbike World Championship at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India. However, the 2013 race was cancelled due to operational charges of the circuit.
11 years ago, Formula 1 came to India with a lot of fanfare, but lasted only three years due to financial, tax and bureaucratic hurdles.Logistical hurdles were created when F1 was not recognised as a sport in India. The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India got accredited as a National Sports Federation in 2015.
The Buddh International Circuit is located in the state of UP, which has local taxes as well as national customs duties.There were first signs of a dispute in 2009.The Indian Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports denied permission to JPSK Sports to pay licensing fees to the Formula One administration headquarters in London.
The reason given, by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh – Akhilesh Yadav, was the nature of Formula One, considered not to be a sport but rather entertainment, and its perceived lack of impact on the development of sports in the country. Customs fees for imported components including engines and tyres were not waived, and tax exemptions given to other sports were not offered to the organisers.
Expenses worth $51.3 million, intended to be paid by Jaypee Sports to Recipe One Big showdown Restricted (FOWC), were all the while forthcoming as of Freedom Media’s procurement of the Equation One Gathering in 2016. The public authority’s assumption for charge income implied that Jaypee was kept from putting in its time to FOWC
In a judgment given in April 2017, the High Court of India decided that the circuit comprised a ‘extremely durable foundation’, and as such FOWC was obligated to pay charges on any pay gathered by it in India, assessed at 40% of business income.It considered sovereignty installments made by Jaypee to FOWC to be business pay too, likely to burden, which went against the first understanding among Jaypee and FOWC that specified that any expenses would be paid free of taxes. Freedom Media was ready to settle the due sum in July 2017, saving $14.8 million.
MOTO GP 2023 INDIA
All the rumors about the debut of theMoto GP in India are true. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Fairstreet Sports and Dorna Sports. The next seven years in India will be organized by Dorna Sports. The MotoGP event of India will be called the Grand Prix of Bharat and will be organized in the mecca of Indian motorsports, Buddh International Circuit (BIC). While the MoU has been signed for the next seven years, the exact date of the Grand Prix of Bharat has not been finalized yet. However, Dorna Sports is working on finalizing a date in the 2023 calendar of MotoGP. The organizers of the Grand Prix of Bharat are in talks with the Ministry of Sports in the Central Government to organize the event.
The Buddh International Circuit is yet to be approved by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme. Getting to the end of it…what are your thoughts on the Bharat grand prix??? And how excited are y’all!!!!.