India will host its first MotoGP World Championships race at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida next year, the organisers announced on Friday.
The track has already hosted Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix, held for three consecutive years from 2011 till 2013, before it was discontinued due to financial, tax and bureaucratic hurdles.
"We have a lot of fans in India and we're excited to be able to bring the sport to them," Carmelo Ezpeleta, chief executive of MotoGP organisers Dorna, said in a statement.
India represents a key market to expand the sport, organisers said, citing a population of 1.4 billion people and more than 200 million motorcycles.
"It's a matter of great pride for Uttar Pradesh to host such a global event," Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh chief minister, said.
Moto GP is the top-flight competition of motorcycle road racing events held on road circuits under the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM.)
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