The plan is to assemble a purpose-built FIM and FIA-accredited observe at an undisclosed venue within the kingdom, which might make Saudi Arabia the second nation within the Center East to host a MotoGP race after the neighbouring Qatar.
It’s unclear if this observe is identical because the one deliberate in Qiddiya close to Riyadh that’s anticipated to take over the working of Saudi Arabia’s annual System 1 race within the coming years, or a wholly completely different circuit constructed at a unique location.
No timeline for a primary MotoGP race in Saudi Arabia was offered, however the plan includes the institution of a younger expertise programme to foster the event of up-and-coming riders within the area. The final word goal of the Highway to MotoGP Program can be to have a MotoGP champion from Saudi Arabia sooner or later.
Saudi Motorsport Firm added MotoGP race would mark the enlargement of its broad scale racing portfolio to two-wheels, with the nation having beforehand restricted itself to four-wheel motorsport.
The Gulf nation at the moment holds an annual System 1 race in Jeddah, a System E occasion on the outskirts of capital Riyadh in addition to the Dakar Rally.
HRH Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Al Abdullah Al-Faisal mentioned: “We’re excited to verify the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Dorna right now which clearly outlines our shared aim of bringing MotoGP to Saudi Arabia.
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“It makes good sense so as to add the world’s biggest bike racing collection to our rising record of world-class racing occasions.
“We look ahead to working with Dorna to ship on our shared dedication to carry the head of two-wheeled racing to Saudi Arabia and to proceed to supply extra alternatives and initiatives to complement the lives of all our residents.”
Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO of Dorna Sports activities added: “Because the main world championship for two-wheel circuit racing, we’re thrilled at this chance for MotoGP™ to broaden its attain inside the Center East by including an annual Grand Prix in Saudi Arabia.
“The area is a key marketplace for motorsport and the demand within the Kingdom for occasions of this type is rising with analysis displaying that 80% of Saudi followers desirous to see extra of their nation. Prior to now few years, Saudi Arabia has proven its capacity to stage main world motorsports occasions to the very best requirements.
“The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding codifies our shared intention to discover this chance additional. We’re assured that we are going to discover an thrilling and welcoming new house within the Kingdom and we look ahead to additional collaboration with the Saudi Motorsport Firm to ship on this joint ambition collectively.”