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This is why MotoGP Indian Grand Prix Postponed to March 2025

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the upcoming MotoGP Indian Grand Prix, originally scheduled for September this year, has been postponed to March 2025. The decision was made in consultation with all stakeholders, including Dorna, the race promoter Fairstreet Sports, and local authorities

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The primary reason behind this rescheduling is the challenging weather conditions typically experienced in September. Last year’s Grand Prix in India saw riders battling extreme heat, with temperatures soaring during the race. Francesco Bagnaia, one of the riders, described the conditions as follows: “You feel your throat burning on the back straight. Your throat is burning, your legs are burning.”.

By moving the event to March 2025, organizers hope to mitigate these harsh conditions. Cooler temperatures during that time of year should provide a more comfortable environment for both riders and marshals.

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The Budh International Circuit in Dankaur, India, made its debut on the MotoGP calendar last year. However, a rift emerged between the race promoter, Fairstreet Sports, and Dorna, the commercial rights holder for MotoGP. A payment dispute further complicated matters, leading to uncertainty about the Indian Grand Prix’s place on the 2024 calendar.

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a solution was reached. The Indian GP will forgo its spot on this year’s calendar and instead host the 2025 MotoGP season opener in March. Fairstreet Sports CEO Pushkar Nath Srivastava confirmed the decision, emphasizing the mutual agreement among stakeholders regarding the weather-related concerns.

While the postponement disappointed racing enthusiasts, it opens the door for other developments. Earlier rumors suggested that the postponed Kazakhstan race might replace the Indian GP. However, infrastructure issues at the Sokol circuit in Kazakhstan delayed its debut. Now, with the Indian GP’s rescheduling, the Kazakh event could potentially fill the vacated September slot in 2024.

In summary, the MotoGP Indian Grand Prix’s shift to March 2025 aims to enhance safety and overall race experience. Fans eagerly await the return of high-speed action at the Budh International Circuit, albeit a few months later than originally planned.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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