News 28 Sep 2022

Kazakhstan joins MotoGP World Championship from next year

Sokol International Racetrack to feature in five-year deal.

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Kazakhstan will host a round of the 2023 MotoGP World Championship, commencing a five-year deal that will see the series compete at the brand-new Sokol International Racetrack.

The country becomes the 30th to host a motorcycle Grand Prix since 1949, as Sokol – located just outside the nation’s largest city Almaty – marks the 74th venue to host a premier class GP.

Next season’s complete calendar has not yet been revealed, but the championship will commence at Portimao, Portugal, on 24-26 March and feature the introduction of sprint races at all GPs. The 22-rider premier class line-up has been confirmed for 2023 which boasts representation from seven countries and six manufacturers.