Grand Prix of Indian in 2014 - Goa, India
News Tuesday 21th August 2012 By Geoff Meyer
A press conference was then held and it was told that in 2014 an FIM World Motocross Championship round will be held in the Goa area in India. This is a heavily tourist area and the circuit will be in walking distance from the beautiful beaches of Goa. Giuseppe Luongo was excited about the new partner.
"From 2014 and for a long time we will be happy to have you as our partners," Luongo told the Indian group."With a country of over a billion people and in such a beautiful area as Goa we can expand the sport of Motocross in a way we could hever have hoped."
With Thailand, Brazil and Mexico on the calendar in 2013 the FIM World Motocross Championship is truly becoming a global series. There is also talk that the second round of the 2013 series might be run in Qatar, which will mean the first two rounds of the 2014 season will start in Thailand and Qatar, then onto Valkenswaard in Holland for round three.
Information about Goa from Wikipedia.
Goa is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.
Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.
Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter.
Goa is a former Portuguese colony, the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961. Renowned for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture, Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.