Mrunal Manmay Dash

Making its debut on the MotoGP calendar, the inaugural MotoGP Bharat (Indian Grand Prix) is set to take place at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Noida between September 22 and 24.

Twenty-two riders from 11 teams will be contesting across the weekend in practice sessions, qualifying, sprint race, and the Grand Prix feature race. The 11 teams will race using bikes from renowned manufacturers such as Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Ducati, and Aprilia.

As MotoGP continues to expand, the Indian Grand Prix marks an important milestone in the sport's mission to open the doors of motorcycle racing to all - writing a new chapter in the story of the world's first motorsport Championship and welcoming new audiences and fans from every corner of the world.

The BIC was originally built for F1 racing, so the circuit was pending homologation from the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The governing body has already completed an initial reconnaissance, and work on the track is being carried out as per FIM feedback.

As per an Autocar India report, ticket prices for the event range between Rs 2,500-40,000; these cover all three days of track action, including Moto2 and Moto3.

Early bird tickets, which were sold for a limited period, even started as low as Rs 800. For comparison, back in 2013, F1 tickets at the venue ranged from Rs 2,000 to Rs 21,000.

The total capacity of the BIC is a little over 1,00,000. Tickets can be bought online from Book My Show.

What is the schedule for MotoGP India 2023?

September 22, Friday

Practice 1: 4:00 pm to 5:10 pm IST

September 23, Saturday

Practice 2: 10:40 pm to 11:10 am IST

Qualifying 1: 11:20 am to 11:30 am IST

Qualifying 2: 11:45 am to 12:00 pm IST

Tissot Sprint: 3:30 pm IST

September 24, Sunday

Warm-up: 11:15 am to 11:25 am IST

Race: 3:30 pm IST

MotoGP India 2023 will be broadcast on the Sports18 in India. The live stream of MotoGP India 2023 will be available on the JioCinema app and website in India.

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