UP Govt. has allocated a whopping amount for promoting the Indian Moto GP race. Just a few days ago, there was so much uncertainty but MotoGP Bharat Asst. National Press Officer, Sunny Soral on Tuesday had confirmed that the Indian MotoGP will take place this year and will be bigger than last year’s.
Speculations around the cancellation of the Indian MotoGP
The Indian MotoGP is scheduled for September this year. There was room for rumors earlier around the cancellation of the Indian MotoGP as the Argentina GP and Kazakhstan GP were canceled for different reasons and the speculations rose as India faced issues with track fitness and logistics last year.
2024 is supposed to be the MotoGP’s longest season ever with 22 Grand Prix and 44 races. But the fresh season already took a rock bottom as the Argentina GP was canceled due to cost cuts imposed by the Milei Government.
Kazakhstan GP, which is scheduled for mid-June, is another event on the verge of getting canceled this year. The GP was already cancelled last year because the circuit was not finished and since then there has been no update on the progress of the work, which leaves some doubt amongst the fans.
India GP grappled with a series of problems, including visa issues for participants, hotel booking issues, fraud related to it, and some concerns about track fitness last year. With the recent dilemma around the other two GPs, many believed that the Indian GP at Buddh International Circuit could also terminate.
Ending all speculations, Suuny Soral reassured that the event will take place and will be bigger than last year. “There are no issues regarding the IndianGP. Everything is on track and the team and Dorna are already working towards bringing you a much grander Indian GP in 2024”, Sunny Soral said.
🚨There were rumors circulating that Indian GP is under threat of getting cancelled. 🇮🇳
We spoke to @Sunnysoral (Asst. National Press Officer – @MotoGPBharat ) about this and he reassured that the event will take place and will be bigger than last year.
"There are no issues… pic.twitter.com/8lLusi3fxP
— Desi Racing Co. (@DesiRacingco) February 6, 2024
UP Govt. allocates ₹10 crores for Indian Moto GP
The Uttar Pradesh government has now allocated ₹10 crores in their state budget for the marketing and promotion of the Indian Grand Prix. In the previous year, the government had committed ₹8 crores for the upgradation of the BIC. The ₹8 crores were primarily used to modify the track and repair offices and buildings at the venue.
🚨 | UP Government has allocated ₹10 crores for the marketing and promotion of the Indian GP in their state budget for this year.
Last year the government had committed ₹8 crores for the upgradation of BIC. The ₹8 crore was used to mainly modify the track and repair offices… pic.twitter.com/eicYSdAKbj
— Desi Racing Co. (@DesiRacingco) February 7, 2024
As per some reports, last year the event induced business activities worth over INR 900 Cr. The government owned Noida authority spend over 1 Million USD last year to renovate the track and make it race worthy. Now, with this bumper budget the event will certainly be much bigger.