MotoGP Racetrack Project Halted in Hungary

  • 9 Jan 2023 9:53 AM
  • Hungary Around the Clock
MotoGP Racetrack Project Halted in Hungary
The construction of a MotoGP race track in Hajdúnánás has been suspended and may never be completed, RTL news reports.

According to the original plans, the track would have been built for Ft 65 billion, and the first MotoGP race would have been held there in 2024, but the cabinet suspended the investment last spring, and it has not been discussed since.

More than Ft 4 billion has already been spent on the planned investment in recent years, as the state purchased 500 hectares of arable land near Hajdúnánás, and former cabinet minister László Palkovics was appointed government commissioner for the project.

Local Fidesz MP István Tiba said earlier that talks with rights owner Dorna Sports would continue in January.

However, he told RTL that he could not say when exactly the government will negotiate with the rights holder, when a final decision can be made, nor, if an industrial park were to be established in the affected area, how long it would take to build it.

Hungary tried once earlier to build a MotoGP track and began work in Sávoly, near Lake Balaton in 2008, on which the Socialist government spent several billion forints.

Construction stopped a year later, due to the economic crisis.

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