Two days following the successful debut of MotoGP Bharat, the governing body of motorcycle racing, FIM has officially declared that MotoGP will return to India in 2024. The Grand Prix of India is scheduled to take place as the 16th event in the racing calendar, coming after San Marino GP, as indicated by the provisional global calendar release.
The inaugural MotoGP Grand Prix of India achieved remarkable milestones in the world of motorsports, attracting more than one hundred thousand enthusiastic spectators from both India and around the world. With a global broadcast reaching 195 nations, it unquestionably became a worldwide sensation, proudly signaling India’s emergence on the international stage of motorsports.
Impressively, achieving a business turnover of Rs 930 crore, the addition of the Grand Prix of India to next year’s calendar signifies the substantial economic potential that such a global event can unlock. With the announcement of next year’s dates, our goal is to elevate our efforts and come back even more formidable, bolstered by improvements in the race track, logistical arrangements, promotional and marketing activities, as well as brand awareness. Held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, the event attracted nearly 15,000 international visitors who were genuinely impressed by the world-class standards and amenities provided by both the race and its organizers.
The race was filled with intense excitement as Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi secured a dominant pole position for VR46. This electrifying achievement was met with enthusiastic cheers from the energetic crowd in the MGS and other stands, as well as from over a million fans tuning in from around the globe via TV and OTT platforms.