MotoGP Bharat 2023: Marc Marquez Reveals his Special Helmet Design Ahead of Grand Prix of India

As India prepares to host its first MotoGP World Championship event at Buddh International Circuit, Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda unveiled a brand-new helmet design in celebration of the first Bharat GP race.

By Divyam Dubey | on September 22, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team unveiled his new Shoei helmet design in the build-up to this weekend's inaugural MotoGP Bharat GP. Despite visa issues delaying his arrival, the former MotoGP world champion finally made it to India. The Spaniard expressed his excitement about the race at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) during the opening news conference of the Indian GP. Marc Marquez's new Shoei helmet features a colourful design representing the vibrant culture of India. Furthermore, this helmet bears the Indian tricolour, which makes it unique from his other helmets of other races. This unique helmet was made in honour of the first-ever Indian Grand Prix, which will begin with September 22nd's practice session. At the press conference, the rider said that the Honda race bike's characteristics haven't changed, but the new circuit would be an exciting challenge. This will be the first time MotoGP riders will ever try their hand at the BIC, which was originally an F1 circuit. This should create a more competitive atmosphere among the motorcyclists during the race weekend.

MotoGP Bharat GP: What did Repsol Honda Riders have to Say?

Marc Marquez plans to familiarise himself with Buddh's 13 turns as soon as possible. Marquez continues his year-long upward trend by showing up after a promising weekend in Italy, where he finished seventh. The weekend will allow him to both get familiar with the new circuit and fine-tune the Honda RC213V. Joan Mir, on the other hand, is hopeful that a change of scenery would also change his luck for good, after a tense finish in the San Marino Grand Prix.

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Marc Marquez said, 'I am really excited to meet all of the fans in India. It’s always a nice moment when we bring MotoGP to a new country, new people, and new fans to share our sport and our passion. We will need to work a lot to understand everything about the track and about our own situation with the bike. The objective is to put together another weekend like Misano, build over each day and have a good pair of races. Let’s get ready for India and to meet everyone!'

Joan Mir said, 'Visiting a new place is always really exciting; you see a lot on social media how many fans there are from India, so I think it’s really important and great to go see them. The track itself looks like it will be interesting with a lot of different elements. There are many things to understand when you go to a new circuit, so it’s important to do every step well, from walking the track when we arrive to making the most of every session on track.'

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MotoGP Bharat GP: Marc Marquez and Honda

A total of seven of the nine MotoGP titles were won by HRC between 2011 and 2019, thanks to the efforts of Casey Stoner and, later, Marc Marquez. In contrast, Honda has only won four races since Marquez's arm injury at Jerez in 2020. As a result of early season injuries to Marquez, COTA winner Alex Rins, and Joan Mir in 2023, there is now no Honda rider in the top 13 of the world championship. Both Honda and Yamaha sit in last place with 105 points in the constructors' standings. Ducati, KTM, and Aprilia are light years ahead of the two Japanese teams. As a result of these issues, there have been persistent rumours that Honda's star rider, Marquez, may quit the Japanese team at the end of his current contract.

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