MotoGP Bharat GP: The Buddh International Circuit has begun receiving the first shipment of racing bikes and equipment for the Bharat GP, which will take place there from September 22-24, 2023. The MotoGP motorcycles, together with their accompanying engines, tyres, and safety barriers were sent to New Delhi by air. Heavy police protection was provided while trailers brought the gear to the race site. The next batch will include the rest of the bikes and gear. This week, Ranvijay Singha, an Indian actor and media personality who is famous for his love of motorcycles, visited the circuit. Nearly 40 teams and 80 riders are expected to compete in the MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix. Marc Marquez, Francesco Bagnaia, Marco Bezzecchi, Fabio Quartararo, Brad Binder, Jack Miller, and Jorge Martin will be among the top riders in attendance.
MotoGP Bharat GP: Are there Changes to the Buddh International Circuit Layout?
The BIC was initially constructed for Formula 1 racing and was waiting for homologation from the FIM. The configuration of the circuit will stay mostly the same from modest track resurfacing and safety improvements to the run-off areas.
The danger of harm is far greater in two-wheeled racing compared to two-wheels. In order to make the track more safe, more run-off spaces and gravel sections, certain fence sections have been installed.
Organisers of MotoGP Bharat expect motorcycles to attain speeds of up to 370kph on the BIC's a kilometre-long back straight. The first half of this straightaway is downhill, allowing riders to get up to speed quickly, while the second half is steep, allowing them to brake later and keep their pace up.
MotoGP: Riders Championship
At Ducati's home track, where defending world champion Francesco Bagnaia and his Ducati Lenovo Team usually dominate, Jorge Martin of Prima Pramac Racing swept the weekend by taking the pole position, the Tissot Sprint, and the Sunday race. Martin had to take advantage of Bagnaia's injury problems, and he did it admirably. Bagnaia, on the other hand, produced a Champion-level performance at Misano. Pecco finished on the podium twice in his home race less than a week after his massive Turn 2 collision at the Catalan GP.
With the distance to Pecco reduced from 50 to 36 points after the San Marino GP, speculation of a championship fight was unsurprisingly rampant in the post-race Press Conference.
Despite being 65 points behind Bagnaia, Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) will still feel optimistic about his prospects. The top riders in MotoGP will have to compete in eight races in only 10 weeks. There's a lot that can happen. Nothing else is certain except that the Championship will be determined soon. Seeing Bagnaia take against Martin with Bezzecchi lurking in the shadows should make for exciting viewing.