MotoGP motorcycle racing will have a new venue in north-eastern Hungary thanks to a government investment in a new racetrack on the outskirts of Hajdúnánás, László Palkovics, the minister of innovation and technology, said. The 65 billion forint investment includes service facilities, training and conference centres and a hotel. The 8-year agreement with Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s rights holder, will start in 2023, Palkovics said. Such post-coronavirus investments can help the economy return to growth quickly, he said, adding that similar developments would boost the region and help it to become a new node in Hungary’s automotive industry. Palkovics paid tribute to world speed champion Gábor Talmácsi, who attended the event, for “putting Hungary on the map of MotoGP”.