Jorge Lorenzo: MotoGP Will Head to India Next

budh_international_circuitWith the motorcycle industry booming in India, 2010 MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo believes that motorcycle racing’s premier series will soon find itself racing in New Delhi.

Lorenzo is currently in India to promote his company’s products, but he’ll also have a chance to ride the Buddh International Circuit, which could be the host of a MotoGP race in the future.

Lorenzo told Times of India:

“I am extremely excited at the prospect of coming to India. This will be my first visit to the country and I have been told that the biking culture has evolved tremendously there over the years. With India getting equipped with one of the world’s best race tracks and having already hosted F1, we can expect India to be the next destination for Moto GP.”

The MotoGP has added Argentina and Texas to the schedule starting in 2013, so squeezing in a new round in India could be a little tough. But as Crash.net reports, Estoril and Sachsenring are both negotiating new contracts with the MotoGP. If one of those rounds gets dropped, it’s possible that India finds itself on the calendar.

But even if the MotoGP doesn’t travel to India, the country still has reason to watch this year’s racing. India’s first MotoGP team, Mahindra Racing, will be returning to compete in the Moto3 series this year.

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