The development was announced by promoter Dorna in September 27. As part of the new agreement, Sokol International Racetrack will become the newest entrant to host premier Grand Prix events.
Dorna had this to say about the new agreement:
“The region will be a new pitstop for MotoGP as the sport continues to expand around the world, engaging with new markets and fan bases.”
Kazakhstan and MotoGP
The races will be held at Sokol, a brand-new motorsport complex outside Kazakhstan’s most significant city Almaty.
The move effectively brings motorcycle racing to the heart of Central Asia. This aligns with the parent organization’s vision to bring motorsports to new regions and fanbases.
MotoGP has been held since 1949. Kazakhstan is the 30th country to host a motorcycle Grand Prix. Sokol will become the 74th venue to hold a professional world-class motorsport competition.
As of now, no date has been announced for when the event will get underway. As we wait for the provisional 2023 MotoGP calendar to be unveiled, rumors suggest that the Kazakhstan event will be held during the mid-summer.
The organizers have committed to bringing the premier event to India and Saudi Arabia.
After the Finland MotoGP event was postponed, the current calendar consisted of 20 races rather than the 22 rounds agreed between Dorna and the teams.