Good News for MotoGP Lovers: Kazakhstan Officially Enters MotoGP Calendar 2023


49erssports.com - The FIM and Dorna Sports have officially announced that the Sokol Circuit, Kazakhstan, will enter the MotoGP calendar from 2023. This they stated through the championship's official website on Tuesday (27/9/2022), ahead of the Thailand Series at the Buriram Circuit on 30 September-2 October 2022.

The Sokol Circuit has been under construction since 2012 and is determined to hold MotoGP and WorldSBK. They also had time to make the five-time world champion, Jorge Lorenzo, as an ambassador. Lorenzo even visited and saw the track construction process in mid-2016.

This circuit was designed by renowned track designer from Germany, Hermann Tilke. Tilke is known for designing many international circuits, including Sepang, Sakhir, Shanghai Park, Istanbul Park, Marina Bay, Yas Marina, MotorLand Aragon, Circuit of The Americas, Buriram, and many more.

Has a length of about 4.5 km

The Sokol Circuit has a track length of 4495 meters, although it is not yet known how long the straight track will be. The track has 15 corners, consisting of 11 right and 11 left corners.

Kazakhstan will be the 30th country to host the world's motor racing Grand Prix, which was first held in 1949. The Sokol Circuit will also be listed as the 74th track in the world to have held the highest class (GP500/MotoGP).

Even so, until now, MotoGP has not released the MotoGP 2023 racing calendar. The following is the official announcement of the FIM and Dorna Sports regarding the presence of the Sokol Circuit, Kazazkhstan, next season.

2022 MotoGP Temporary Standings

  1. Fabio Quartararo - Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP - Yamaha - 219
  2. Francesco Bagnaia - Ducati Lenovo Team - Ducati - 201
  3. Aleix Espargaro - Aprilia Racing - Aprilia - 194
  4. Enea Bastianini - Gresini Racing MotoGP - Ducati - 170
  5. Jack Miller - Ducati Lenovo Team - Ducati - 159
  6. Brad Binder - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing - KTM - 148
  7. Johann Zarco - Prima Pramac Racing - Ducati - 138
  8. Jorge Martin - Prima Pramac Racing - Ducati - 120
  9. Maverick ViƱales - Aprilia Racing - Aprilia - 113
  10. Alex Rins - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Suzuki - 108
  11. Miguel Oliveira - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing - KTM - 106
  12. Luca Marini - Mooney VR46 Racing Team - Ducati - 101
  13. Marco Bezzecchi - Mooney VR46 Racing Team - Ducati - 80
  14. Joan Mir - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Suzuki - 77
  15. Marc Marquez - Repsol Honda Team - Honda - 73
  16. Pol Espargaro - Repsol Honda Team - Honda - 47
  17. Takaaki Nakagami - LCR Honda IDEMITSU - Honda - 46
  18. Alex Marquez - LCR Honda CASTROL - Honda - 42
  19. Franco Morbidelli - Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP - Yamaha - 28
  20. Fabio Di Giannantonio - Gresini Racing MotoGP - Ducati - 23
  21. Andrea Dovizioso - WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team - Yamaha - 15
  22. Darryn Binder - WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team - Yamaha - 10
  23. Remy Gardner - Tech3 KTM Factory Racing - KTM - 9
  24. Raul Fernandez - Tech3 KTM Factory Racing - KTM - 8
  25. Cal Crutchlow - WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team - Yamaha - 3
  26. Stefan Bradl - Repsol Honda Team - Honda - 2
  27. Michele Pirro - Aruba.it Racing - Ducati - 0
  28. Lorenzo Savadori - Aprilia Racing - Aprilia - 0
  29. Kazuki Watanabe - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Suzuki - 0
  30. Takuya Tsuda - Team SUZUKI ECSTAR - Suzuki - 0
  31. Tetsuta Nagashima - Team HRC - Honda - 0

Source: MotoGP

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