Last Updated: September 05, 2022, 19:45 IST

MotoGP has signed a memorandum of understanding to race in Saudi Arabia, the sport’s commercial rights holder Dorna said on Monday.

It said a future Saudi Arabian Grand Prix would be held on a newly constructed, multi-purpose circuit, without specifying where.

ASIA CUP 2022: FULL COVERAGE | SCHEDULE | RESULTS

”The addition of Saudi Arabia to the MotoGP calendar on an annual basis will see the sport expanding further into the Middle East,” Dorna said in a statement.

MotoGP has raced in the region since 2004 with a floodlit night grand prix in Qatar.

Dorna said the partnership would also produce a new talent development programme for young Saudi riders with the aim of producing champions of the future.

Saudi Arabia made its Formula One debut last December as part of a 15-year-deal and the country also hosts the annual Dakar Rally, all-electric Formula E and Extreme E.

”The region is a key market for motorsport and the demand in the Kingdom for events of this kind is growing with research showing that 80% of Saudi fans wanting to see more in their country,” said Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta.

Read all the Latest Sports News and Breaking News here

.

Source link

By Dipak

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.