Currently working on a race at the Hungaroring for the 2025 season, MotoGP is close to returning to Hungary for a future event.
The most recent information on a future Hungarian round comes after MotoGP and the nation of Hungary signed a preliminary agreement in March 2021 to bring the event back for the 2023 campaign, however that time has since passed.
In a statement released on Monday in advance of the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, MotoGP insisted that it still had a clear desire to add a trip to Hungary to its schedule over the coming years.
The World Superbike Championship’s organizers, Dorna Sports, are seeking to initially add a round there for the 2024 season before moving the MotoGP race event to the current Hungaroring Formula 1 venue the following year.
The Hungarian Mobility Development Agency (HUMDA) and Dorna are collaborating to homologate both tracks for motorcycle racing competition, the statement claims.
“MotoGP™’s return to Hungary might be closer than you think!” the statement reads.
“The collaboration between Dorna Sports and the Hungarian Mobility Development Agency (HUMDA) is very much ongoing, with two venues being explored for the near future.
“Dorna and HUMDA are working together on the homologation of the Hungaroring and the new Balaton Park Circuit in order to bring both MotoGP™ and WorldSBK back to Hungary soon.
“The aim of an updated agreement between Dorna and HUMDA is to first include Balaton Park on the 2024 WorldSBK calendar and as a reserve venue for MotoGP™ next season, before the Hungaroring hosts MotoGP™ from 2025.
“So watch this space!”
This comes just as the Buddh International Circuit prepares to welcome the inaugural Indian MotoGP this weekend.
Originally intended to host MotoGP’s return to Hungary when the project was announced back in 2021, the new circuit, known as the Magyar Nemzetkozi Motodrome, is located close to the city of Debrecen in the Eastern region of the country.
However, construction on the new facility is yet to start.
The last time MotoGP traveled to Hungary was in 1992 during the 500cc world championship era. Eddie Lawson with Cagiva won that race.