Indian GP records MotoGP’s lowest 2023 race attendance

111,762 attend inaugural event at Buddh International Circuit.

MotoGP's recent Indian Grand Prix saw the lowest attendance of the series' season.

Confirmed:

  • 111,762 total weekend attendance for inaugural race at Buddh International Circuit (BIC)
  • BIC has a total capacity of 110,000
  • 58,605 turned up on race day to see Marco Bezzecchi take home his third win of the season
  • Friday attendance reached 17,776; Saturday saw 35,381 

Context:

Despite numerous visa issues for the MotoGP paddock, which initially saw some riders and teams unable to enter the country, MotoGP’s inaugural race in India went ahead without many more difficulties. Series promoter Dorna Sports will certainly want to improve attendance in the coming years, especially with a seven-year contract signed to race in the country, but more work will need to be done with the circuit organisers in order to adequately promote the race.

Comment:

Dan Rossomondo, chief commercial officer of Dorna Sports, told BlackBook Motorsport: “The crowd was what we expected and those that were there were passionate and knowledgeable, we believe they had an amazing time. We definitely can do things better, like promotion in the country, but we are frankly thrilled at the results overall.”

Coming next:

MotoGP will enter its penultimate month of the 2023 season for its next race in Motegi, Japan, taking place on 1st October.

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