Hungary will be part of the motorcycle championship calendar from 2023, on a newly built circuit and with former pilot Gábor Talmácsi as ambassador after the agreement reached this Thursday.
Budapest was the place of the signing of the agreement between the general director of Dorna and MotoGP organizer, Carmelo Ezpeleta, as well as the Hungarian authorities, among them the Minister of Innovation and National Technology, József Pacza.
The next Hungarian Grand Prix will take place on a new circuit, and construction of the same is expected to begin in the second quarter of 2021, to be already built and tested before the premiere of the Hungarian GP, in 2023. The headquarters will be located in Debrecen, the second largest city in Hungary.
The project aims to engage fans in Hungary and expand the MotoGP calendar in central Europe, as well as developing riders following the example of the 2007 125cc world champion Gábor Talmácsi, ambassador of the agreement.
“It is very emotional for me, I am very proud to be here. The story of my life is basically that I represented my country as a rider for 10 years in MotoGP and now, in a different position, I represent Hungary in motorsport.” Talmácsi pointed out.
For its part, Carmelo Ezpeleta celebrated having Hungary on the calendar two years from now. “We are very happy because in Hungary there is a lot of passion for sport, Gabor was world champion and with this project many more Hungarians will begin to come to us“, he augured.
“From the beginning we have been in contact with the people who created the project, and I was in the region two years ago. What is happening there is very special. The FIM is following the homologation work, and I think the circuit will do it and it will be one of the best in the world”, said the Spanish leader from Dorna.
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