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Discover India’s Top MotoGP Race Circuits | From Apex to Victory Lap

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India is a rapidly growing motorsport hub, with several world-class race circuits that are capable of hosting MotoGP events. India has a strong motorsport tradition but has never hosted a MotoGP race. However, that is set to change in 2023, when the Indian Grand Prix will be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The BIC is a world-class race track that has hosted Formula One races in the past. It is a fast and flowing circuit with a long main straight and a variety of corners. The track is also very wide, which allows for close racing between multiple riders.

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India has a huge population of motorcycle enthusiasts, and the Indian Grand Prix is expected to be one of the most popular races on the calendar. The Indian Grand Prix is also a major opportunity for Indian motorcycle manufacturers. The Indian motorcycle market is one of the largest in the world, and the MotoGP will provide a global platform for Indian manufacturers to showcase their products. Here is a look at the top five race tracks in India for MotoGP.

Buddh International Circuit (BIC)

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The Buddh International Circuit (BIC) is a 5.125 km (3.185 mi) Formula One and motorcycle racing circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke and was inaugurated in 2011. It hosted the Indian Grand Prix from 2011 to 2013.

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The BIC is a fast and flowing circuit with a long main straight and a variety of corners. The track is also very wide, which allows for close racing between multiple riders. With a seating capacity of over 120,000 people, the facility is owned by one of the largest conglomerates of India: Jaypee Group.

The BIC is the most likely venue to host the inaugural MotoGP race in India in 2023. The circuit has already hosted several major motorsport events, including the Formula One Indian Grand Prix, JK Tyre’s National Racing Series, the MRF F1600, as well as the MRF Challenge, the Volkswagen one-make, the Tata Prima T1 Truck Racing Series, the National Motorcycle one-make series and most recently the Asia Road Racing Championship


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Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT)

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The Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) is a 3.748 km motor racing circuit in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The circuit was inaugurated in 1990 after construction commenced in the 1980s and is one of the oldest and most popular race tracks in India.

The MMRT is a tight and twisty circuit with a variety of challenging corners. The track is also very technical, which requires riders to be precise and accurate.

The MMRT has hosted several major motorsport events, including the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship, the Indian National Motorcycle Racing Championship, and the Formula Asia 2.0 Championship.

Kari Motor Speedway (KMS)

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The Kari Motor Speedway (KMS) is a 2.1 km motor racing circuit in Chettipalayam, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. The circuit was inaugurated in 2003 and was named after the late Sundaram Karivardhan, a racer and designer himself. The track is one of the newest race tracks in India.

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The KMS is a fast and flowing circuit with a long main straight and a variety of corners. The track is also very wide, which allows for close racing between multiple riders. Drag races used to take place here in its early years. It is worth mentioning that the track is a CIK-FIA standard approved 14-corners circuit. Furthermore,  it can hold races up to the international Formula 3 category.

The KMS has hosted several major motorsport events, ranging from single seater championships Tyre, MRF to National Touring cars to one-make series of Volkswagen and the National Motorcycle championships. The track has also hosted National Karting Championship races.


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New Coimbatore Circuit

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The new Coimbatore Circuit will be Coimbatore’s second race track after the Kari Motor Speedway Racetrack. Coimbatore Auto Sports Transport Trust (CoASTT) has partnered up with Mumbai Falcons for the construction of the circuit, which is 3.8 km long. It is worth mentioning that the track has accreditation of FIA Grade 2 with a Grade 1 CIK track in the infield

The track is being designed by Apex Circuit Design and is expected to be one of the most advanced race tracks in India. The circuit will have a long main straight, a variety of challenging corners, and a state-of-the-art pit lane. The CIC is expected to host several major motorsport events, including MotoGP and Formula One.

5 Other Race Tracks

Apart from the aforementioned major tracks, there also exist numerous kart tracks, which serve as host to Indian National KArting Championship. These include the likes of Mohite Racing Academy in Kolhapur, Chicane Circuit in Hyderabad and Meco Kartopia in Bangalore.

Benefits of Hosting MotoGP Race in India

  •  It will help to promote motorsport in India and attract more young people to the sport.
  •  It will provide a global platform for Indian motorcycle manufacturers to showcase their products.
  • It will generate significant economic benefits for India in terms of tourism and employment.

Overall, the addition of India to the MotoGP calendar is a positive development for both the sport and the country. It will help to promote motorsport in India, provide a global platform for Indian motorcycle manufacturers, and generate significant economic benefits for the country.

It is exciting to see that India is investing in motorsport and developing world-class race tracks. This will help to promote motorsport in India and attract major international motorsport events to the country.

Conclusion

India has a number of world-class race tracks that are capable of hosting MotoGP events. The Buddh International Circuit is the most likely venue to host the inaugural MotoGP race in India in 2023. However, the other four race tracks on this list would also be excellent venues for MotoGP events.


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