MotoGP Bharat 2023 will be shortened due to ‘hot and humid’ conditions. Details here – Magazine Creations

The inaugural edition of the MotoGP India Championship will be shortened after riders asked organizers to shorten race distances in the wake of “hot and humid conditions” at the venue in Greater Noida. Organizers have decided to shorten one lap of the Sprint, Moto2 and Moto3 races, while the MotoGP Grand Prix will be shortened by three laps.

The 2023 MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix will be held at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida from September 22-24. This is the first time India has hosted a motor racing event of this size since the 2013 Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix which was dropped from the calendar due to financial, tax and bureaucratic issues.

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The Indian Grand Prix features 82 riders from 41 teams competing for the top titles in MotoGP, Moto 2 and Moto 3 over three days.

Reporting on the shortened laps, a MotoGP statement said: “The inaugural IndianOil Grand Prix in India is now well underway and has already set the stage for some incredible competition this weekend, with just 0.008 seconds deciding the quickest rider on Friday.”

“Now, after gaining the first full day of experience in hot and humid conditions – both of which are expected to continue – the riders have asked for race distances to be adjusted.”

“Following their feedback and that of the official tire suppliers, one lap will be removed from the Tissot Sprint, Moto2™ and Moto3™ races, and the MotoGP™ Grand Prix will be shortened by three laps.” MotoGP also noted.

What racers said about the conditions at Buddh International Circuit:

Defending champion Francesco Bagnai, after witnessing the “very demanding” conditions during two practice sessions on Friday, told the MotoGP website: “I’ve never felt the heat like this before… I thought Malaysia and Thailand were hot but here you feel like you’re burning in some parts of the world.” “path.”

Agence France-Presse quoted Aprilia rider Raul Fernandez as saying: “It’s terrible. Sorry, but it’s terrible. You can’t imagine on a bike…but in any case, I think we are very professional and we have to not think about that and try to do our best.” .

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Updated: Sep 23, 2023, 01:07 PM IST


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