Kazakhstan Opens Its Doors To MotoGP 2023
The MotoGP is about to enter a new phase in its history this coming season. For the first time, the 2023 season will now take place at the Sokol International Racetrack in Kazakhstan. The 9th round of the 2023 season will take off there on the 7th of July. So, motor racing fans are in for a new experience as they get to watch the race at a completely new destination.
Kazakhstan is the ninth largest country in the world and as such, holds a variety of fauna to explore. The country is nestled in a mountainous part of Central Asia and is known for its diverse natural beauty. It has a variety of landscapes, ranging from vast grasslands to humongous lakes. It has steep mountains as well as a coastal region bordering the Caspian and Aral seas. To brighten things up, the ancient capital city of Almaty is located just 76 kilometers from the race venue. Visitors can enjoy a happening nightlife at this commercial and cultural hub. By all means, fans can expect Sokol to provide a lot of excitement for riders and fans both.
The Fruit of Long Years of Hard Work
The Sokol International Racetrack is the result of more than 8 years of relentless construction and painstaking designing. The race circuit is designed by the legendary Hermann Tilke. Tilke has conceptualized other race tracks as well, both for the MotoGP and Formula 1 circuit. The Sokol racetrack began work, way back in 2014. Thus, the end result is an exciting 4.5 km-long racing circuit. There are 12 turns on the circuit, 4 being left-handers and the rest 8 being right.
Kazakhstan is the 30th country that is hosting the MotoGP Championship since it began in 1949. The Sokol Racetrack is the 74th venue to hold a Grand Prix as well. The Championship aims to inspire new racers from different countries to take up motor racing as a profession. As the sport becomes more popular globally, the authorities plan to visit even newer countries where it hasn't traded yet.
Asia Moves Forward In The MotoGP World
Kazakhstan is only the most recent country in a slew of new additions to the list of countries that are joining the MotoGP franchise in Asia. Others that have joined the camp in recent years include Japan, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Thus, fans expect that Kazakhstan will provide the same kind of excitement and entertainment that other world-class venues provide. So, don't miss out on this new destination and a completely new racetrack this next season. Watch the best racers in the world come out to pit their skill against each other on completely new territory!