The MotoGP World Championship is the top two-wheeled championship in the world. It is run by the International Motorcycling Federation and consists of four classes. These are the premier class, which is ruled by Valentino Rossi, the 125cc two-stroke class, the 250cc single-cylinder class, and the Moto3 class.
While the MotoGP has always been held on road circuits throughout the globe, in 2022 the series will take a new route. This year’s season will have more European and international circuits. A number of new events have been announced, and these include India, Kazakhstan, and Australia.
MotoGP has confirmed India as its next international race venue, with the country kicking off its MotoGP calendar in 2023. The country represents a huge market for the motorcycle industry and its riders, and it has a population of 1.4 billion people. Dorna officials visited India last month, and Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur was also present.
Dorna is the commercial rights holder for the MotoGP World Championship. In recent years the series has expanded internationally and reached a wider audience. With a large number of races held outside Europe, the championship has become a major global event. As a result, it generates a substantial amount of jobs.
The MotoGP schedule for 2023 includes four European races, three Asian races, and eight “flyaway” events. Although this may seem like a lot of races, it is actually the same as a typical MotoGP season. However, with half the distance of a typical grand prix, the Sprint races will be rewarded with half points.
In addition to the new races, the MotoGP World Championship will make its first stop in Asia. The event will take place at the Buddh International Circuit, located in the outskirts of New Delhi. Previously, Formula One races were hosted at the same track.
MotoGP is expected to fly to Argentina, Kazakhstan, and Australia in the future. Among the other countries to be included are Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Indonesia. There are also plans to bring the event to other regions, including Saudi Arabia.
The MotoGP will be the third most-watched sporting event in the world. Combined, it is expected to generate more than 50k jobs. Additionally, MotoGP is trying to cut down on its carbon footprint, and is planning to run a series of races on electric motorcycles.
Several riders have spoken out in favour of the new MotoGP format, with many saying that the extra physical stress and mental commitment of a MotoGP race is worth the benefits. However, there are concerns regarding the risk involved for some paddock members.
In addition to the newly announced races, the MotoGP calendar also features the return of Finland to the MotoGP calendar. However, the Finnish Grand Prix was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When it does return, the Lusail International Circuit will be under renovation.
The MotoGP season in 2022 will consist of 21 rounds. Of those, a total of 15 will be held at the Buddh International Circuit, while the rest will take place at other locations around the globe.