MotoGP Bharat GP: Alex Marquez Says Buddh International Circuit is a 'Question Mark' for Every Rider

Gresini rider Alex Marquez is eager to race in India for the first time and is making full use of all available resources in preparation for the upcoming MotoGP Bharat GP at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

By Divyam Dubey | on September 20, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

MotoGP Bharat GP: Taking place this weekend in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC), the MotoGP of India is making its debut in the country. Alex Marquez, rider for Gresini Racing, is eager to give the track a try and is making full use of all available resources in order to familiarise himself with it before the first race. A three-day motorsports event, which will witness world-class racers like Marc Marquez and Francesco Bagnaia race, will take place in India from September 22 to 24, 2023, at the BIC. Both Gresini riders – Alex Marquez and Fabio Di Giannantonio – will have to test the limits of their great potential on Friday, with two extended FP sessions of 70 minutes each and with no prior data or references. Both riders know they can do well in India and Japan, where Ducati bikes are predicted to perform well.

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MotoGP Bharat GP: What Gresini Racing Riders Think about the Budhh International Circuit

Alex Marquez: "The Indian event is a question mark for everybody. We’re getting ready with what we can: by playing video games and watching F1 races, and then once there we’ll try to get to grips with the track as quick as possible. And then Motegi, which can be very favourable with all its heavy braking areas. We’re coming from two positive – albeit not perfect – weekends and we’re eager to show our potential and keep growing."

Fabio Di Giannantonio: "I always liked new tracks as they’re a blank slate for everybody and it’s where the good work done with the team really comes out, without data or previous references. I expect a track with very little grip but also very fast, so it may adapt well to our characteristics. In Japan first of all I have a surprise in store, and it’s also a track with some heavy braking and I know the Ducati will be competitive there."

MotoGP Bharat GP: Gresini Racing and Their Riders

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Gresini Racing is a renowned motorcycle racing team that actively participates in the highly competitive MotoGP World Championship. Operating as a Ducati satellite team, it competes under the moniker Gresini Racing MotoGP. A new contract extension signed by the Italian squad ensures that Gresini Racing will continue to be a Ducati Independent Team until at least the end of 2025. The establishment of the team took place in 1997 under the leadership of Fausto Gresini, a former two-time 125cc world champion, subsequent to the conclusion of his competitive racing tenure. 

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Alex Marquez, the sibling of the renowned Honda rider Marc Marquez, achieved victory in the Moto3 championship in 2014 and the Moto2 championship in 2019, attaining the esteemed status of a dual-world champion in his own capacity. He achieved consecutive second-place results in his inaugural MotoGP season with Repsol Honda, followed by two challenging years with LCR Honda. A new beginning with Gresini Racing in 2023 was just what Marquez needed after finishing on the podium on Sunday and winning the Sprint in his maiden season with Ducati.

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