A new state of the art circuit is being built in Hungary, which has already been confirmed as hosting MotoGP from 2023.
The Magyar Nemzetkozi Motodrome will be built in Debrecen, Hungary's second largest city. As well as being built for MotoGP, it will be in line with FIA Grade 1 standards, which will make the track suitable to host Formula 1 Grand Prix.
The circuit is being designed to have some of the highest speeds seen on the MotoGP calendar, with only Austria's Red Bull Ring boasting higher average speeds.
“We are very grateful that Dorna (MotoGP rights holder) decided to take our offer, and we are going to build a brand new track and in that sense, a brand new style of MotoGP track," said Laszlo Palkovics, Hungarian Minister of National Innovation and Technology.
"The investment is quite a significant investment but when we made our business models, it’s worth it. It is a good economic investment.”
The FIA and FIM (MotoGP's governing body) have become increasingly collaborative in recent years, with both working together to ensure circuits are modified and built to safety standards suitable for both motorsport disciplines.
A Medical Centre will also be constructed, in line with the more stringent FIA Grade 1 requirements.
Construction is scheduled to get started in the second quarter of 2021.
Once built, it will become a viable prospect for Formula 1 to visit and gives the sport another option in Hungary alongside Budapest's Hungaroring.
Dromo reveal the circuit layout
Italian racetrack designers Dromo have revealed their design for the new Magyar Nemzetkozi Motodrome.
Over five kilometres in length, the design company will work with GBPA Architects, Viador Atrium and Cushman & Wakefield to construct the world class venue.
The circuit takes inspiration from the TT-Assen Circuit, as well as Suzuka, Philip Island and the fast Termas de Rio Hondo venue.
There will 15 corners with seven complex radii, with multiple elevation changes, camber and blind crests.
Using state of the art simulators as part of the design process, the circuit will use FIM Grade A barriers as well as the FIA's latest debris fencing. Artificial intelligence has also been used to ensure the highest level of safety.