Would love to see MotoGP in India: Jorge Lorenzo
Lorenzo says he is sure Indian people would be interested in seeing the best bikers of the world racing in front of them.
New Delhi: Reigning MotoGP World Champion Jorge Lorenzo on Tuesday expressed his wish to see the pinnacle of motorcycle racing in India, saying he would like to race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) here.
"I can only hope and wish that one day MotoGP comes to India. It is such a big country with a lot of people. I saw several people riding bikes on the streets. I am sure they would be interested in seeing the best bikers of the world racing in front of them and we would be glad to put up a show," said the three-time World Champion.
"I am sure the people of India would love to see the World Championship coming here to see us fighting on this circuit. If the owners of the track and MotoGP can make a deal, then we can have a race here."
The Yamaha biker also rode a few laps on the BIC, which hosted three Formula 1 races from 2011 to 2013, praising the 5.1 track.
"I went on the limit, as fast as possible but had to slow down because it had rained so the track was wet. The bike (Yamaha R3) was obviously not as fast (as a MotoGP bike)," said the 28-year-old Spaniard.
"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."
India was also supposed to host the Superbike World Championship in 2013 but the round was cancelled due to "operational challenges" at the BIC.