Lucknow: MotoGP Bharat, which hosted the MotoGP Bharat for the first time in Uttar Pradesh at Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, generated a business of 106 million Euros, equaling more than Rs 934 crore.
The economic activities that took place during the three-day event led to the business of a whopping Rs 9.3 billion. It may be noted that during the MotoGP, Moto 2, and Moto 3 races held at the Buddh International Circuit from September 22 to 24, 82 riders from 41 teams around the world enthralled Indian fans with their speed.
More than one lakh visitors came to the Buddh International Circuit in Gautam Budh Nagar to experience the thrill of the high-profile race that took place in India for the first time. The one lakh visitors included around 10,000 to 15,000 foreign visitors.
The record visits are being attributed to the massive arrangements that the Yogi government made to welcome and ensure an enjoyable stay for the visitors and representatives of various international brands during the three-day event in Greater Noida.
There was a huge crowd of visitors on all days between September 22 and 24. Most visitors were present on the day of the final MotoGP race, in which Marco Bezzecchi won. Around 50,000 visitors witnessed the exciting race, and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented the trophy to Marco
On the second day, nearly 30,000 visitors watched the race, while on Friday, around 15,000 visitors made their way to the venue. Besides, thousands of visitors had reached the venue on September 21 to watch the practice race.
There were more than 5,000 foreign staff members present at the Buddh International Circuit with the teams, and around 150 international and national media personnel were also there to cover the event.
The benefits of these economic activities have been seen in various sectors in Greater Noida, including the hotel industry, restaurants, transportation, and hospitality, among others. The far-reaching consequences of this event are yet to be seen, as many major brands are considering expanding their investments in UP following CM Yogi’s appeal, and the success of MotoGP could play a significant role in this.