MotoGP pronounces race in Kazakhstan for 2023 season

The calendar is ready to increase nicely past its present run of 20 races after Dorna Sports activities lately introduced plans for a grand prix in India final week.

This adopted on from an announcement that it had entered right into a memorandum of understanding to convey MotoGP to Saudi Arabia within the subsequent few years.

MotoGP now hopes to race on the new Sokol Circuit close to the nation of Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis Almaty after agreeing a five-year take care of organisers starting in 2023.

A short assertion from MotoGP learn: “The FIM MotoGP World Championship is coming to Kazakhstan!

“2023 marks the beginning of a brand new five-year deal that sees MotoGP contact down in a brand new area of the world because the beautiful Sokol Worldwide Racetrack joins the calendar.

“Positioned simply exterior Kazakhstan’s largest metropolis, Almaty, Sokol is a brand-new motorsport complicated constructed within the coronary heart of Central Asia.

“The area shall be a brand new pitstop for MotoGP as the game continues to increase around the globe, participating with new markets and fanbases.

“Kazakhstan can even turn out to be the thirtieth nation to host a motorbike Grand Prix since 1949, an ideal landmark quantity to have fun the ever-expanding historical past of the world’s first motorsport World Championship, and Sokol Worldwide Racetrack would be the 74th venue to host a premier class Grand Prix.”

Kazakhstan track for 2023 MotoGP season

Kazakhstan monitor for 2023 MotoGP season

Picture by: MotoGP

A full 2023 calendar is anticipated to be revealed in the end, with the brand new season beginning on 26 March in Portugal.

The normal season-opening venue in Qatar needed to be moved to later within the yr owing to the Losail Circuit receiving a significant services improve.

From subsequent yr, MotoGP may have dash races at each spherical of the calendar, which can run over half-distance of the primary race and happen on Saturdays.

This yr’s MotoGP calendar was meant to characteristic 21 occasions, however the return of the Finnish Grand Prix needed to be cancelled as a result of monitor nonetheless not being accomplished on time.

The circuit has since gone bankrupt and isn’t prone to characteristic on the 2023 schedule.

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