Marco Bezzecchi dominates historic first #IndianGP for third win of the season
Marco Bezzecchi scored his third victory of the 2023 season (Argentina GP and French GP) on the Ducati Desmosedici GP of the Mooney VR46 Racing Team. With today’s win, he puts his name at the top of the Buddh International Circuit’s roll of honour as the first winner in the history of MotoGP in this country and confirms the third place in the general standings (248 points – P2 among the Teams with 383 points).
From the pole position and third at the first corner, he set a perfect first lap. In P1, in fact, on the pit straight, he maintained the lead of the race until the chequered flag, with a gap to his rivals of more than eight seconds.
Luca Marini did not take part in the GP and is flying to Italy after he was the victim of an incident at the start of the Sprint yesterday. He suffered an injury to his left collarbone and will undergo a surgery in the next few hours. He will not race at the Japanese GP, scheduled at the Twin Ring in Motegi, next Sunday (October 1st).
MARCO BEZZECCHI – 72
I’m really happy, what adrenaline! The fans really got me excited, I would have liked to run to the stands for all of them, I’m very happy. I knew I would struggle at the start, I wasn’t perfect, but with my electronics I studied the start as best I could. I tried to achieve the P1 as soon as possible considering, from the front, you can manage the race without making the bike and tyres suffer. I made my pace, I pushed until the end. Only the last two laps I gave up a little, but I didn’t want to make any mistakes. I don’t know what to say, the best possible race after yesterday: I want to enjoy the moment with my whole team, they are fantastic, and then work for Japan, one of the tracks I love most. This week a dear childhood friend passed away, I’m very sorry and I send a big hug to all his family. I wanted to do well, also for Luca who I know is arriving home for the surgery.