MotoGP race in India under question: Racers stayed at home due to complications with visas

Author of the article: , published September 19, 2023.

The historic first MotoGP race in India is in doubt as many team members, including the riders, are unable to travel to the venue due to visa complications.

The Buddh International Circuit could thus be deserted this weekend instead of the MotoGP motorcycles roaring on it, which is just an additional straw over the many uncertainties regarding the readiness of the track and other formalities. The racetrack was completed only a few days ago, but it still does not have the necessary homologation to host World Championship races.

The riders who make it to the circuit in India will have a close look at the track on Thursday and will decide whether to compete in the event of danger on Thursday, but it's already complicated when the riders arrive, as the majority of the MotoGP paddock is expected to travel to India today , but this was not possible due to rejected requests for visas and work permits.

Among them are eight-time world champion Marc Marquez and his Repsol Honda teammate, Joan Mir. Stranded team members and racers will hope for better luck on Wednesday. But if, due to complications, the stranded members do not manage to travel to India by Thursday at the latest, the planned Friday program could be scrapped, or the format of the race weekend could take a new shape, as happened last year at the Argentine GP, when the teams were left without equipment and Friday training canceled.

If you wish, you can donate to us quickly and securely via PayPal. Every contribution helps us, your team World of Speed!

You can donate at this link ->Donate