With less than 10 days to go for India’s inaugural MotoGP Grand Prix, the Buddh International Circuit has cleared a very important hurdle to allow the race to go ahead. And that is, the circuit has successfully been homologated for motorcycle racing for the first time.
The Buddh International Circuit is situated in Noida, with a lap distance of 5.1km that for MotoGP will comprise of 14 turns mainly down to the more streamlined sector 2 that starts after the long back straight. Speaking of the back straight, it is 1006m long which should encourage overtaking. Another thing to anticipate is potentially a new all-time MotoGP top speed record, with the current record of 366.1kmph held by KTM’s Brad Binder.
Ahead of the race, Franceso Bagnaia leads the riders’ standings on the factory Ducati with Prima Pramac Racing’s Jorge Martin in second place, 36 points behind. Track action will commence on September 22, and will run up to September 24, 2023.