A 12-member team from the global MotoGP commercial rights holder, Dorna Sports, recently concluded an advance reconnaissance visit to India to assess race preparations at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Led by Dorna’s Events Director, Norma Luna, the team also comprised officials of MotoGP marketing and sponsorship teams.
The purpose of the visit was to recce the highly-anticipated MotoGP Bharat’s preparations ahead of the scheduled race to be held from September 22 to 24 later this year. Norma Luna was accompanied by Daniel Trujillo (Technical Director) and Enrique Aguilar (Live Coverage Director) among others. The team surveyed the circuit to evaluate various technical aspects as well as inspect the broadcast setup facilities and assess various other essential requirements for delivering a world-class event.
Pushkar Nath Srivastava, COO, FairStreet Sports, the race’s Indian promoters, commented:
“With less than 124 days for the mega event, we had some important operational discussions as well as detailed marketing, branding, sponsorship and conversations related to the broadcast of the race. It is heartening to see how important MotoGP Bharat is from the global perspective as well as for us, the Indian stakeholders alongside the government.
“We anticipate a significant boost to the tourism industry, and this event is poised to unlock tremendous investment opportunities for the state of Uttar Pradesh.“
Scheduled as the 13th race on the calendar, MotoGP Bharat will see 42 teams and 84 riders in action across MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 categories. It will include names like Francesco Bagnaia of Ducati, Marc Márquez of Repsol Honda Team, Marco Bezzecchi of Mooney, Brad Binder and Jack Miller of Redbull, and Jorge Martín of Prima, all set to hit the Indian soil soon.