Lorenzo would love to see Indian MotoGP race

MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo on his trip to India expressed his wish to see the two-wheeler championship race in India at the Buddh International circuit.

Lorenzo would love to see Indian MotoGP race
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing with the Yamaha YZF-R3
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing with the Yamaha YZF-R3
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing with the Yamaha YZF-R3
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing with the Yamaha YZF-R3
Jorge Lorenzo, Yamaha Factory Racing with fans

In a second visit to the country and the circuit for a Yamaha promotional event, Lorenzo said he hoped that organisers can sort a deal for an Indian MotoGP race at BIC.

"I would love it if MotoGP came to India because the market is so huge and it could be very important for MotoGP," said the three-time champion to the official MotoGP site.

"There is a lot of love for motorbikes here, as there are more bikes than cars in the cities. They are lovers of motorbikes, but they don’t have a Grand Prix where they can appreciate the best motorcycle racing championship in the world.

"It is such a big country with a lot of people. I saw several people riding bikes on the streets. I would like to see more people in India getting into motorsports.

"I am positive that with the kind of passion and enthusiasm they have, we will definitely see India as a major force in motorsports in times to come," the 28-year-old added.

Speaking about the circuit, Lorenzo was certain that it can host a bike race, saying: "The BIC is a fantastic track of international standards and riding the YZF-R3 with Indian race enthusiasts was a great experience.

"It is an amazing young track. It has very different corners, the back straight is more than one km long so it can really test riders. It is a technical circuit and fun to ride on. Overall, a very good circuit," he added.

Rain at the circuit played a limiting role in otherwise a positive day for the fans who won a ride with the champion. "I was leading three groups on the track and it was difficult as it was wet," he said.

"I just had to take care of the ones following and make sure they stayed safe and just enjoy the moment."

The Spaniard will also visit the Vincente Ferrer Foundation in Anantapur, the charity which is dedicated to trying to help fight poverty in one of the poorest regions of the world.

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