India to host future MotoGP event?

Officials confirm negotiations with MotoGP bosses

Posted: 23 November 2010
by Visordown News

INDIA may appear on future MotoGP schedules, after it was revealed officials and MotoGP bosses have been in negotiations about bringing premier-class racing into the country.

"We are negotiating with Dorna Sports to bring MotoGP to India but it's quite an early stage and we have not reached a deal yet," a Jaypee Sports International spokesperson said.

If the event got the go-ahead, it would be held at the Great Noida circuit, which is currently under construction and will host the 18th leg of next year's Formula One championship on Oct 30th, 2011.

"We have been talking to Dorna as we have been talking to others to explore various other opportunities. Yes, MotoGP might come to India but it's definitely not before 2012," the spokesperson said.

Indian automaker Mahindra Group announced last week it is to launch a team in the 125cc MotoGP class.

On Monday this week, Visordown revealed the news that Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi may appear on the 2012 MotoGP calendar.

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Insane idea! Birth control would be a better idea and a more urgent priority.Its already standing room only in a tidel wave of population growth.

Posted: 23/11/2010 at 15:54

w.t.f.??? ^^

Seriously, what a f*cking stupid thing to say


Posted: 23/11/2010 at 18:15

Personally, I don't like the idea. The fiasco around the start of the Commonwealth Games was bad enough. India hasn't joined the 20th Century yet, let alone the 21st.

Posted: 23/11/2010 at 21:05

Well the proof is in the pudding. If their F1 event goes smoothly so will the MotoGP event. 

Additionally, the Indian govt is incompetent but Indian billionaires are not, and the ones that will be ponying up the cash for the F1 race and MotoGP are much more competent than the govt that is doing the Commonwealth games.

Posted: 23/11/2010 at 23:40

This is about selling bikes, India is not buying decent motorcycles so motogp will show all those people with a little extra cash how much fun a crotch rocket can be.

Posted: 02/12/2010 at 21:25

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