Good news for the motor enthusiasts in the country. After successfully launching the maiden Formula-1 races for the cars in 2011 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), India may host the Moto GP for the motor bikes in March 2013. It may be noted in January that MotoGP rider Jorge Lorenzo visited the BIC and took a lap of the circuit aboard a Yamaha R15.
However officials of the BIC in Greater Noida confirmed the vision of the BIC. Managing Director and Chief Executive of the Jaypee Sports International told a leading business daily recently, "We want to accommodate all of these races, but India has only five months of good weather (October-March) when they can be held." There are also speculations rife that the Carmelo Ezpelata, the head of MotoGP organising body, Dorna had proposed to hold the event in the country. Like Lorenzo, many other leading teams have evinced interest in the races at BIC.
After his maiden drive at the BIC Lorenzo said “It’s been great to visit the Budh circuit today. The track is very modern and wide. I think it is quite prepared and ready to be on the calendar. I believe it will be exciting to ride with many overtaking opportunities. The Indian people I have met have been very kind and gentle, I would like to see more of India in the future with more time; we didn’t get to see so much in just two days here.”
History will be made when the premier motorcycle racing series visits the Indian sub-continent for the first time in the sport’s glorious 63 year old past, bringing with it display of speed, thrill and skill as the fastest men on the fastest motorcycles battle it out at the world class BIC. (With Inputs from Internet- Aarkay)