After F1 & Formula E, MotoGP's India Return Under Threat: Kazakhstan to Take India's Spot

As part of its growth in South Asia, the MotoGP championship made a highly anticipated visit to the Buddh International Circuit last year. However, the future of a second Indian Grand Prix is in doubt.

By Divyam Dubey | on May 14, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

MotoGP won't likely return to India in 2024 because of issues with the promoters. Instead, the September race will take place in Kazakhstan. Last year's race at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida was eagerly anticipated as MotoGP expanded in South Asia. Despite early hiccups like visa problems, the race went smoothly. However, the future of a second Indian Grand Prix is uncertain due to reports that the promoter, Fairstreet Sports, hasn't paid its vendors like Dorna. A formal decision will come after the May 20 payment deadline.

Likely scheduled for September 20-22, the Kazakhstan Grand Prix will mark the country's first-ever MotoGP event. Originally planned for June, it was postponed due to flooding. MotoGP initially aimed for a record 22 races in 2024, but cancellations, including the Argentina GP and the Indian race, have brought the total down to 20. The shift of the Kazakhstan race from June to September means there will be a three-week gap between the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello and the Dutch Time Trial at Assen.

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The postponed Kazakhstan GP offers fans an exciting chance to witness MotoGP's debut in the Central Asian nation. This adds a new twist to the calendar. Despite the delay, anticipation remains high for the event, highlighting MotoGP's global reach. As MotoGP ventures into new markets like Kazakhstan, it attracts more attention and competition worldwide.

MotoGP Kazakhstan GP Race Track

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While the absence of the Indian Grand Prix in 2024 may disappoint some, the addition of Kazakhstan demonstrates MotoGP's willingness to explore new destinations and engage diverse audiences worldwide.


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