The International Motorcycling Federation (FIM) has announced that MotoGP will be returning to India in 2024. The Grand Prix of India will be held as the 16th race in the 2024 calendar, after the San Marino GP, as per the provisional calendar released globally.
Hosted at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, UP, the inaugural MotoGP event in the country witnessed a global influx of close to 15,000 motorcycle enthusiasts, who witnessed Marco Bezzecchi taking a strong pole position for VR46.
Manoj Kumar Singh, IAS Infrastructure & Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) Uttar Pradesh, said:
“MotoGP Bharat has paved the road for a long-term investment opportunity and economic surge. Uttar Pradesh is geared up for a global influx of investors and assured them a collective and inclusive growth with an amiable macro-economic environment. Uttar Pradesh has always been a destination of choice for global initiatives and with MotoGP Bharat at its core, we are bullish about the future as well which will usher in a sustained long-term growth for global brands in the Auto Industries in the years to come.“
Pushkar Nath Srivastava, Founder & Chief Operating Officer of FairStreet Sport, the promoter of MotoGP in India, added:
“In a country with a significant following for various sports, including cricket, the growing viewership for motorsports is a remarkable achievement for both the organisers and the global body. With the next year’s dates announced, our aim is to intensify our efforts and return next year even stronger, with enhanced race track, logistical arrangements, promotions & marketing, and brand awareness.“