Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida has received approval from the Federation of International Two-Wheeler Motorsport, FIM, to host the country’s first motorcycle race – the Indian Grand Prix – on September 24.
According to media reports, a total of three safety cars, including a BMW M5CS, will be present at the venue during the races. The rest of the safety cars – the BMW M2 (G87) and BMW M3 – will land at the venue on September 24.
Homologation, resurfacing, crash zones, grid zones, cobbles, everything has been done,” said Rohit Sharma, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of FairStreet Sports (MotoGP Bharat), organizers of the event.
About 3,000 “race management staff” will work to make the event a success.
He added that more than $Rs 120 crore has been spent so far with a “significant amount coming from the government”. Sharma said that too $800 tickets sold.
” $800 slots sold $The 2,500 slots were (also) mostly sold out. Company fund in $1.8 lakh mostly committed by companies and $5000 and $“20,000 (tickets), and that usually happens in the last 10 days,” Sharma added.
Some of the biggest names in racing including Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia, Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez, Muni’s Marco Pizzici, Red Bull KTM’s Brad Binder and Jack Miller, Prema’s Jorge Martin and more will be taking part in MotoGPTM Bharat. Scheduled to be held from September 22 to 24, 2023.
About Buddha International Circuit
Buddh International Circuit, designed by Hermann Tilke, is located in the Greater Noida district of Uttar Pradesh. It is a Formula 1 motor racing circuit. The Bahrain International Circuit has hosted all three editions of the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix (from 2011 to 2013), and the circuit is scheduled to make its MotoGP debut from 2023.
MotoGP Bharat date and timing
On the first day (22 Sep 22) the sporting event will start at the Bahrain International Circuit from 4 PM to 5:10 PM (IST). On September 23, the first qualifying round will be held from (11:20 am to 11:35 am) and the second qualifying round will be held from (11:45 am to 12 noon). On September 24, Sunday, the race will start at 3:30 p.m.
How to watch MotoGP Bharat?
The Indian Grand Prix will be telecast on Sports 18. It will also be telecast live on Jio Cinema.
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Updated: Sep 18, 2023 07:35 AM IST