MotoGP Bharat 2023: Significance, Schedule, and How to Watch

The MotoGP Bharat 2023, marking the 13th race of the season, is set to debut in India, bringing thrilling motorcycle racing action to enthusiasts. This event holds immense significance as it revives motorsport in the country and coincides with India’s 75th year of independence. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the event.

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Significance of MotoGP Bharat:

  • Represents the revival of motorsport in India since the departure of Formula 1 in 2013.
  • A historic moment for India’s sports industry.
  • Celebrates India’s 75th year of independence.
  • Establishes a deeper connection between MotoGP and India’s vast motorcycle market.

Understanding MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3:

  • Three distinct classes: MotoGP, Moto2, and Moto3.
  • Distinguishing factor: Power of the bikes.
    • MotoGP: Premium championship with robust 1000cc engines.
    • Moto2: Middle-weight bikes with 765cc engines.
    • Moto3: Entry-level bikes with single-cylinder 250cc engines.

Race Weekend Details:

  • Practice sessions for Moto3, Moto2, and MotoGP start on Friday.
  • Qualifying sessions and the new Sprint race format on Saturday.
  • Final race day on Sunday with warm-up sessions and rider fan parade.
  • Key races: Moto3, Moto2, and the highly anticipated MotoGP.

Key Players to Watch:

  • Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia, Jorge Martin, and Marco Bezzecchi lead the championship.
  • Exciting rivalry between Jorge Martin and Francesco Bagnaia.
  • Marc Marquez, Honda’s rider, remains a fan favorite.
  • Brad Binder from KTM promises thrilling overtakes.
  • Aprilia Racing’s Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales show promise.
  • Introduction of Aprilia Racing’s satellite team, Team RNF.

Where and How to Watch:

  • Tickets available on BookMyShow with prices ranging from Rs 800 to Rs 1.8 lakh.
  • Live coverage on Sports18.
  • Free live streaming on Jio Cinema mobile.

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Controversy:

  • Apology issued by MotoGP India for broadcasting a distorted map of India during the Indian Oil Grand Prix of India event at the Buddh International Circuit.
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