Category: MotoGP

Miller Impresses with a solid Performance at MotoGP Indonesia.

Miller Impresses with a solid Performance at MotoGP Indonesia.

Credit photo: kalbar.antaranews.com
Pembalap Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Jack Miller menaiki motor dengan didorong marshal usai terjatuh pada sesi latihan bebas 2 MotoGP seri ke-15 di Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok Tengah, NTB, Jumat (13/10/2023). Ajang balap MotoGP seri Indonesia berlangsung 13-15 Oktober 2023. ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A/aww. (ANTARA FOTO/WAHYU PUTRO A)

In MotoGP Indonesia at Mandalika Circuit, Red Bull KTM’s Jack Miller, finishing 7th, praised his solid and satisfying performance. Miller, just 12.474 seconds behind the winner, expressed happiness with the weekend’s display, acknowledging small errors but highlighting overall strong speed. Despite minor mistakes, Miller credited the well-functioning bike and looks forward to the next race in Phillip Island, Australia. Currently ninth in the standings, the Red Bull KTM team holds fourth in team rankings and second in constructor standings. Manager Francesco Guidotti commended both Miller and Binder for maintaining their positions in the challenging race, expressing satisfaction with the team’s potential.

Reference

https://kalbar.antaranews.com/berita/552501/miller-tampil-solid-serta-memuaskan-di-motogp-indonesia

Bagnaia Returns to the top with victory in MotoGP Indonesia.

Bagnaia Returns to the top with victory in MotoGP Indonesia.

Credit By: sultra.antaranews.com
Pembalap Ducati Lenovo Team Francesco Bagnaia duduk di paddock pada sesi latihan bebas 2 MotoGP seri ke-15 di Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok Tengah, NTB, Jumat (13/10/2023). ANTARA FOTO/Wahyu Putro A/aww. (ANTARA FOTO/WAHYU PUTRO A)

Lombok Tengah (ANTARA) – Francesco Bagnaia, pebalap Ducati Lenovo, kembali puncak klasemen setelah kemenangan dramatis di MotoGP Indonesia di Sirkuit Internasional Mandalika, Lombok Tengah, NTB, Minggu. Bagnaia memulai dari P13, melaju pesat dan menyalip para pesaing. Saat Jorge Martin terjatuh, Bagnaia mengambil alih pimpinan. Meskipun Marc Marquez terjatuh, Bagnaia berhasil mengatasi Maverick Vinales dan Fabio Quartararo untuk finis di puncak. Dengan ini, ia mengumpulkan 346 poin di klasemen, unggul 18 poin dari Martin, sementara Marco Bezzecchi tetap di urutan ketiga dengan 283 poin.

Reference:

https://sultra.antaranews.com/berita/450720/pebalap-bagnaia-kembali-ke-puncak-setelah-menangi-motogp-indonesia

Bagnaia Triumphs in Indonesia MotoGP, Regains Title Lead as Martin Suffers Crash

Bagnaia Triumphs in Indonesia MotoGP, Regains Title Lead as Martin Suffers Crash

Francesco Bagnaia of Italy secured a sensational victory at the Indonesia MotoGP, catapulting himself back into the lead of the championship standings following a mishap involving his rival, Jorge Martin.

Bagnaia, riding for Ducati, delivered a remarkable performance on the Mandalika International Street Circuit. Starting from the 13th position on the grid, he swiftly made his way to the top, reaching the podium within the first four laps. This aggressive climb was a resolute response to a less-than-ideal showing in practice and qualifying, refusing to let Jorge Martin of Pramac penalize him further.

Jorge Martin appeared poised for another triumphant weekend after his victory in Saturday’s sprint race and a commanding lead from the start of the main race. However, it all turned into a nightmare as he crashed on lap 14 of the Sunday’s main event, significantly impacting the championship race.

Maverick Vinales, competing for Aprilia, closely trailed Bagnaia, closing the gap to within four-tenths of a second in the late stages of the race. Yet, Bagnaia’s renowned defensive skills allowed him to maintain his position, ultimately turning the tables on Martin and establishing an 18-point lead with only five race weekends remaining.

Expressing his elation, Bagnaia said, “I think we were deserving a race like this. (I was) doing the maximum I could, then when I saw Martin going, I said to myself ‘take care of the tires,’ and that was the correct thing. I am very, very happy.”

French rider Fabio Quartararo, riding for Yamaha, secured the third spot on the podium. He expressed frustration with his speed but was content with his podium finish.

The weekend showcased an extraordinary display of resilience from Italian rider Marco Bezzecchi, a Mooney VR46 rider who defied expectations by participating just a week after surgery on a broken collarbone. Starting from the ninth position on the grid, he mounted a heroic performance to secure fifth place behind Fabio Di Giannantonio. This effort kept him in the title race, albeit 63 points behind, with a slim chance of victory.

The race was marred by multiple crashes, attributed to the hot and humid conditions, with only 14 out of 21 riders completing the race. Marc Marquez’s race concluded when he slid off the track on lap eight, concluding a challenging weekend. Luca Marini lost his pole position to Martin at the start and later crashed at turn 10 after contact with Brad Binder.

With just five race weekends remaining, the battle for the MotoGP championship remains intense, with Bagnaia, Martin, and Bezzecchi heading to Australia to determine the ultimate victor in one of the closest MotoGP competitions in years.

In the Moto2 race, Pedro Acosta extended his lead in the championship standings, winning by over two seconds ahead of Aron Canet. Brazil’s Diogo Moreira secured his first victory in the Moto3 race after a thrilling last-lap duel with Daniel Holgado, narrowing the gap in the overall standings behind second-place Ayumu Sasaki.

Reference

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20231015-bagnaia-wins-indonesia-motogp-to-reclaim-title-lead-martin-crashes

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/auto/motorsports/indonesian-motogp-bagnaia-wins-fom-13th-to-reclaim-title-lead-jorge-martin-crashes-out/articleshow/104441659.cms?from=mdr

MotoGP Indonesia: Jorge Martin on a Perfect Race Turned Awry with a 1-Meter Mistake

MotoGP Indonesia: Jorge Martin on a Perfect Race Turned Awry with a 1-Meter Mistake

Jorge Martin’s tenure as the leader of the MotoGP world championship was short-lived, as he lost his position during the Indonesian Grand Prix just 24 hours after claiming it. Going into the race, Martin had a 7-point advantage over Francesco Bagnaia, who started the race from the 13th position on the grid.

At the start, Martin surged ahead from the second row and built a comfortable lead over Maverick Vinales. However, his dreams of victory were shattered midway through the race when he lost control at Turn 11, resulting in his first Did Not Finish (DNF) since the Circuit of the Americas in April.

With Martin out of the race, Bagnaia capitalized on the opportunity, overtaking Vinales to secure an unexpected victory and regain the championship lead.

Martin, reflecting on his performance up to the unfortunate fall, said, “It was perfect, a great start, and then I was trying to make the gap a bit bigger. When I saw ‘2.8s,’ I was really surprised. So I said, ‘OK, it’s time to maybe keep calm now.'”

He explained that the pivotal mistake occurred in the previous corner when he ran wide on a dirty section, causing him to lose control at Turn 11. Despite the setback, he remained positive, emphasizing that he was still the fastest and that there were ten more races to go in the season.

Credit by: crash.net

Martin, who had significantly narrowed Bagnaia’s lead over the past eight races, now trails by 18 points as he heads into the Australian round.

Despite the disappointment, Martin commended Bagnaia for his remarkable comeback from an eighth-place finish in the Sprint race. Martin acknowledged that Bagnaia excels on Sundays and praised his performance.

Martin looks forward to the upcoming races and maintains his confidence in his ability to compete for victory. He expressed his determination not to dwell on the mistake and continues his pursuit of the championship title.

The racing action will resume at Phillip Island, with Martin as the challenger once again, hoping to keep the pressure on Bagnaia.

Reference

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/1038228/1/martin-it-was-perfect-shit-happens-1-metre-mistake

https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/martin-says-indonesia-motogp-crash-was-coming-sooner-or-later/10533039/

Complete Moto2 and Moto3 Race Results from MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix

Complete Moto2 and Moto3 Race Results from MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix

Pedro Acosta inched closer to the Moto2 title with a win at Mandalika, while Diogo Moreira celebrated his maiden Moto3 win at the MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix.

The Moto3 race began the day’s proceedings with Diogo Moreira converting his pole position into a remarkable maiden victory. Moreira, representing MT Helmets KTM, crossed the finish line with just a 0.107-second lead over Aspar’s David Alonso, in a typically tight Moto3 contest. David Munoz of BOE Motorsports claimed the third spot, and Collin Veijer from Intact GP Husqvarna secured fourth place.

Jose Antonio Rueda rounded out the top five riding for Ajo KTM, while championship leader Jaume Masia (Leopard Honda) extended his lead by 16 points over his nearest rival, Ayumu Sasaki (Intact GP), who finished in 18th place. The top ten was completed by Honda Team Asia’s Taiyo Furusato, Ajo’s Deniz Oncu, and the Angeluss KTM duo of Ivan Ortola and Stefano Nepa.

Moto3 Indonesian GP Results

  1. D. MOREIRA (MT Helmets – MSI)
  2. D. ALONSO (GAVIOTA GASGAS Aspar Team)
  3. D. MUÑOZ (BOE Motorsports)
  4. C. VEIJER (Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP)
  5. J. ANTONIO (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
  6. J. MASIA (Leopard Racing)
  7. T. FURUSATO (Honda Team Asia)
  8. D. ÖNCÜ (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)
  9. I. ORTOLA (Angeluss MTA Team)
  10. S. NEPA (Angeluss MTA Team)

In the 22-lap Moto2 race, Pedro Acosta, on his way to MotoGP, dominated his opponents and moved closer to the world title. Acosta’s win, after a winless streak since Silverstone, placed him over two seconds ahead of Aron Canet, the pole-sitter for Pons Racing. This win extended Acosta’s lead over his nearest title rival, Tony Arbolino, to 65 points.

Fermin Aldeguer claimed third place on his Speed Up machine, while Aspar’s Jake Dixon managed to secure fourth place, overtaking Manuel Gonzalez from Yamaha VR46 Master Camp.

Tony Arbolino struggled with grip issues and could only manage a sixth-place finish, 11.7 seconds behind Acosta. The remaining top ten spots were filled by Honda Team Asia’s Somkiat Chantra, Pons’ Sergio Garcia, Italtrans’ Joe Roberts, and Marc VDS’ Sam Lowes.

Moto2 Indonesian GP Result

  1. P. ACOSTA (Ajo Motorsport)
  2. A. CANET (Pons Wegow Los40)
  3. F. ALDEGUER (Beta Tools – Speed Up Racing)
  4. J. DIXON (Inde GASGAS Aspar Team)
  5. M. GONZALEZ (Correos Prepago Yamaha VR46 Master Camp)
  6. T. ARBOLINO (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team)
  7. S. CHANTRA (Honda Team Asia)
  8. S. GARCÍA (Pons Wegow Los40)
  9. J. ROBERTS (Italtrans Racing Team)
  10. S. LOWES (Elf Marc VDS Racing Team)

Pedro Acosta’s performance in the Moto2 race solidified his path to the championship title, while Diogo Moreira’s maiden victory in Moto3 added excitement to the MotoGP Indonesian Grand Prix.

Reference

https://www.autosport.com/moto2/news/motogp-indonesian-gp-full-moto2-and-moto3-race-results/10532972/

https://www.crash.net/motogp/results/1038137/1/indonesian-motogp-mandalika-sprint-race-results

Indonesian MotoGP Marc Marquez Aims 2023 in the best way’ at Honda

Indonesian MotoGP Marc Marquez Aims 2023 in the best way’ at Honda

Marc Marquez Aims to Finish 2023 on a High Note with Honda

Marc Marquez expressed his commitment to make the most of the remaining races in the 2023 MotoGP season and finish on a high note. Marquez’s recent podium finish at Motegi marked his return to the podium after an extended absence. He is set to depart from Honda at the end of the season, making his performance in these final races all the more significant.

As he approaches the end of his tenure with Repsol Honda, Marquez has a clear goal in mind. He stated, ‘Our objective for this race is exactly the same as the ones which remain this year: go out and do our maximum to finish 2023 in the best way possible as a team.’ The eight-time world champion emphasized his commitment to finishing strong.

Marquez also shared his enthusiasm for racing in Indonesia, where the fans’ passion is palpable. He acknowledged the challenges of last year’s race but expressed his readiness for the upcoming competition. He said, ‘Let’s put on a good show this weekend and really just enjoy it.’

With the departure of Marquez and the earlier loss of Alex Rins to Yamaha, Honda will be counting on Joan Mir to lead their team in the next season.

Despite mid-season rumors suggesting a possible exit, the 2020 world champion with Suzuki, Joan Mir, has confirmed his stay with Honda. He is determined to build on his recent top-six finish in Japan and aims for another strong performance in Indonesia.

Mir expressed his readiness for the Indonesian race, stating, ‘We arrive in Indonesia after a week at home, refreshed and ready to go. In Japan, we faced some disappointments, but I’m looking to put that behind me and use it as motivation.’

He acknowledged the challenges posed by last year’s race in Indonesia, which took place in tricky conditions, but Mir remains optimistic. ‘Last year, we achieved a good result, finishing sixth. This weekend, we need to assess what’s possible and also keep an eye on the weather. Currently, the forecast is indicating very hot conditions!

Reference:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/1037857/1/marquez-objective-finish-2023-best-way-honda

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2023/10/11/bezzecchi-to-travel-to-indonesia-despite-injury/479720

MotoGP Indonesia Michelin Faces the Challenge of a New Asphalt without Prior Testing

MotoGP Indonesia Michelin Faces the Challenge of a New Asphalt without Prior Testing

After MotoGP’s recent debut in India last month, the world championship faces another significant challenge with the resurfaced Mandalika circuit in Indonesia.

Last year, the newly laid asphalt experienced erosion issues during the inaugural March event, raising concerns about the track’s durability for the Indonesian MotoGP race.

However, the arrival of monsoon rain unexpectedly helped preserve the track’s surface integrity, allowing KTM’s Miguel Oliveira to claim victory after 20 laps, with Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) and Johann Zarco (Pramac Ducati) following closely.

Subsequently, additional resurfacing was required to address the track damage, as Mandalika is known for its high speeds and extreme temperatures, making it a demanding circuit for tires.

As a result, Mandalika joins a select group of tracks for which Michelin provides a stiffer, heat-resistant rear tire construction. However, this unique tire construction, introduced after blistering issues in the 2022 pre-season test, led to unexpected grip challenges for some manufacturers during last year’s race weekend, particularly in dry conditions.

Ducati and KTM seemed to make progress compared to the pre-season test, while Yamaha and Aprilia performed at a similar level. However, Suzuki and Honda struggled with rear grip and, relying more on the front tire for turning, faced additional front overheating issues.

The question arises: will the dynamics change once again this weekend?

Notably, MotoGP has not conducted any testing on the updated surface before the 2023 event, leaving Michelin to determine tire selection based on previous data and experience

Piero Taramasso from Michelin commented on the upcoming race at Mandalika, acknowledging the challenges posed by the demanding track. He mentioned that they would encounter a fresh layer of asphalt without any prior testing.

Taramasso explained that they had conducted some tests before the resurfacing, but the Mandalika circuit is known for its high temperatures and demanding track configuration. These conditions put considerable stress on the tires due to the heat.

He concluded by saying, ‘Let’s see how it will be this year.

Reference:

https://www.crash.net/motogp/news/1037821/1/michelin-new-asphalt-again-without-any-tests

https://hu.motorsport.com/motogp/news/megvan-kit-nezett-ki-a-honda-marc-marquez-helyere-a-motogp-ben/10531208/

Mandalika MotoGP Schedule from 2023 October 13-15 Will Marc Marquez  Beri Kejutan hingga Jadi Juara?

Mandalika MotoGP Schedule from 2023 October 13-15 Will Marc Marquez  Beri Kejutan hingga?

Okezone will provide the schedule for the 2023 Mandalika MotoGP, set to take place from October 13 to 15. This 15th round of the 2023 MotoGP season will be held at Mandalika Circuit in Lombok, Indonesia, over the weekend, starting from Friday, October 13, 2023, to Sunday, October 15, 2023.

The 2023 Mandalika MotoGP marks the second edition of the MotoGP race held at Mandalika Circuit. Last season, the 2022 MotoGP Mandalika was won by a rider who now competes for Aprilia Racing, Miguel Oliveira.

Credit By: sports.okezone.com

So far, the riders have started arriving to prepare for the upcoming MotoGP Mandalika 2023. Undoubtedly, this GP Indonesia holds significant importance for several riders as they vie for victory to keep their championship hopes alive.

Currently, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) maintains his lead in the 2023 MotoGP standings with a total of 319 points. Meanwhile, Jorge Martin (Pramac Racing) sits in second place with 316 points.

In the third position is Marco Bezzecchi (Money VR46 Team), accumulating a total of 265 points. Now, what about Marc Marquez? The Repsol Honda star currently occupies the 15th position with 64 points.

The Baby Alien, also known as Marc Marquez, secured a third-place podium finish in the 2023 MotoGP Japan held last weekend. As a result, the six-time MotoGP world champion is predicted to continue his resurgence at the Mandalika Circuit.

Reference:

https://sports.okezone.com/read/2023/10/09/38/2897503/kapan-motogp-mandalika-2023-digelar

https://www.bola.net/otomotif/jadwal-lengkap-motogp-indonesia-di-sirkuit-mandalika-13-15-oktober-2023-f5c869.html

MotoGP's In-Form Rider Martin Is 'In a Zone,' According to Teammate Zarco

MotoGP’s In-Form Rider Martin Is ‘In a Zone,’ According to Teammate Zarco

Johann Zarco Struggles to Explain Jorge Martin’s Remarkable Form

Credit By www.autosport.com

Johann Zarco finds it challenging to articulate the exceptional performance of his Pramac Ducati MotoGP teammate Jorge Martin in recent races, describing the Spanish rider as being ‘in a bubble.’

Martin has closed the gap to long-time championship leader Francesco Bagnaia to just three points following his victories in both the sprint and the main race at the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, securing five wins in the last six races.

Zarco, despite his impressive one-lap speed in qualifying in Japan, was unable to achieve a higher position than fifth in the sprint race after starting from the 10th position on the grid.

Speaking after the race, the French rider struggled to pinpoint precisely what Martin is doing differently. However, he acknowledged the importance of Martin capitalizing on the Ducati’s strong suit of braking, especially on the stop-and-go Motegi circuit.

He is in a zone right now, Zarco commented about Martin. Everything he is doing is working well. When a rider reaches this level, it’s difficult to explain what he’s doing better.

He is simply doing what he loves in his own way, and it’s all coming together. You could say he excels in braking and takes full advantage of the Ducati’s strength in this area.

Braking is one of Ducati’s strong points, so when you can utilize it effectively, you can outperform everyone, just like Pecco [Bagnaia] did before and like Bezzecchi did when everything was going right.

Martin is doing it, and his style, along with his cornering speed, is clicking perfectly. Even when he made a tire choice mistake in India, he still finished second.

Zarco Unfazed by Pressure to Win Before Switching to Honda

Credit By www.autosport.com

Johann Zarco is resolute in his stance that he isn’t burdened by the pressure to secure a race victory before making his transition from Ducati to Honda next season.

The French rider believes that he will continue to have opportunities to contend for race wins even after swapping his Desmosedici GP23 for an RC213V in 2024. He has already committed to joining the satellite LCR team, taking over the seat previously held by Alex Rins, who is set to join Yamaha.

Zarco expressed his confidence, stating, There’s no pressure, and I believe I can arrive at Honda at a good time. I was happy to see the performance of Marquez and Mir [in India], it means they still have a good capacity to adapt and set up the bike. Maybe it will be a good surprise that I can adapt well and have a chance of victory even in the future.

When asked whether he identified any particular circuits as prime opportunities to achieve his elusive first MotoGP win, Zarco responded, “I don’t think about which track will give me more chances than another one. Everything is so close that anything can happen. Also, the weather conditions can change, and this can create opportunities sometimes. Perhaps the least favorable chance is at Valencia, so I want to capitalize on my opportunities [before then]

Refarence:

https://www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/motogp-indian-gp-martin-dominates-chaotic-sprint-marquez-third/10524381/

https://www.the-race.com/motogp/martin-bagnaia-motegi-stronger-title-fight/

MotoGP Di Giannantonio Could Consider Honda as an Option

MotoGP Di Giannantonio Could Consider Honda as an Option

Should Fabio Di Giannantonio decide to part

ways with the Gresini team, the prospect of him joining Honda emerges as a possibility. The future of Fabio Di Giannantonio is shrouded in uncertainty, with Honda being a potential avenue. While the Gresini team has not exercised their option for him in 2024,

this doesn’t rule out the possibility of reaching another agreement. However, it’s the ongoing rumor regarding Marc Marquez’s potential move to Gresini that casts doubt on Di Giannantonio’s future; a transfer that many consider highly likely and are eagerly awaiting confirmation. This very scenario could pave the way for Di Giannantonio to explore opportunities with HRC.

Will Fabio Di Giannantonio leave Ducati and Gresini for Honda?

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This is a multifaceted scenario with several possibilities in play. If Marc Marquez indeed makes the move to Gresini, his spot at HRC would need to be filled. The most credible rumors point to Iker Lecuona as a potential replacement. However, another scenario features Johann Zarco as a key player. While Zarco has already inked a deal with LCR, if Marquez departs, he could potentially join Repsol. This would free up the LCR seat, making Di Giannantonio a potential contender.

During the Japanese Grand Prix, Di Giannantonio addressed the ongoing market speculations, sharing the following remarks:

If I don’t have a ride for the next season and Lucio [Gresini] has a spot for me, I’d embrace that opportunity with open arms. Honda has faced challenges this year, but Honda remains Honda, the world’s largest motorcycle company. I don’t believe their situation will persist as difficult in the future. Right now, my focus is on racing and being the best rider I

can be, giving my all with Ducati and my current team. However, no decisions have been finalized yet. It would be wonderful to continue with my current team and bike for another year, but if there’s no spot available, I’ll obviously need to explore other options. My primary goal, for now, is to remain in MotoGP. When all the seats are taken, we’ll have to consider other possibilities,” said Fabio Di Giannantonio.

Tune in to Paddock GP MotoGP

Make sure not to overlook the upcoming episode airing this evening, Tuesday, October 3rd, at 9:30 PM on the Rossomotori YouTube channel. In this episode, we will delve into the Japanese GP. Paddock GP MotoGP will make its return on Tuesday, October 17th, with an analysis of the Indonesian GP.

Reference:

https://pontianak.tribunnews.com/2023/10/03/berubah-jam-tayang-motogp-indonesia-2023-terbaru-cek-jadwal-trans7-live-sirkuit-mandalika

https://nl.motorsport.com/motogp/news/marco-bezzecchi-excuses-verpesten-motogp-race-maverick-vinales-johann-zarco/10528057/

A cool head helped

Maintaining a cool head helped.

Jorge Martin twierdzi, że niezakłócone rozmyślania o zdobyciu mistrzowskiego tytułu przyczyniły się do jego zwycięstwa w Grand Prix Japonii.

Jorge Martin zanotował kolejny znakomity weekend w MotoGP. Na torze Motegi triumfował w kwalifikacjach, sobotnim sprincie oraz niedzielnym Grand Prix rozgrywanym przy deszczu, które ostatecznie skrócono do dwunastu okrążeń. Dzięki temu jego deficyt w walce o mistrzowski tytuł, który obecnie należy do Francesco Bagnaia, wynosi już tylko 3 punkty.

Hiszpański zawodnik przyznał, że podczas rywalizacji nie skupiał się na sytuacji w klasyfikacji mistrzostw. Jego jedynym celem było po prostu zwycięstwo.

Chciałem osiągnąć dobry rezultat” – podkreślił Martin. “Gdy zaczęło padać, zacząłem śledzić Francesco, aby zobaczyć, czy zjedzie do alei serwisowej. Ostatecznie obaj zjechaliśmy, a potem miałem szybki start. Szybko dostosowałem się do warunków i mogłem zbudować przewagę. Pod koniec wyścigu było jednak trudno i niebezpiecznie, więc nie chciałem ryzykować. Musiałem próbować wygrać, ale nie jechałem na granicy. W deszczu to zwykle kończy się upadkiem. Byłem skoncentrowany na zdobyciu zwycięstwa.

Przed nami wciąż wiele rund mistrzostw, ale myślenie o nich podczas wyścigu z pewnością by mnie spowolniło. Warunki deszczowe i slicki byłyby dla mnie utrudnieniem. Teraz cieszę się tą chwilą. To był dzień, w którym miałem więcej do stracenia niż do zyskania, ale na szczęście wyszedłem z tego jako zwycięzca.

Z drugiej strony, Bagnaia wyraził przekonanie, że mógłby nadgonić Martina, gdyby wyścig trwał dłużej. Jednakże zgodził się z decyzją sędziów o skróceniu rywalizacji.

Miałem szansę go dogonić. Jorge przez kilka pierwszych okrążeń mocno obciążył opony, podczas gdy ja, podobnie jak Marc, dbałem o tylną oponę. Kiedy deszcz stał się intensywniejszy, zacząłem go gonić.

Niestety, wyścig został wtedy przerwany. Jednak nie mam zastrzeżeń. Kontynuowanie byłoby ryzykowne. Bezpieczeństwo wszystkich uczestników jest najważniejsze, dlatego to była właściwa decyzja.

Credit By Photo sportsnewstoday

Reference:

https://pl.motorsport.com/motogp/news/chlodna-glowa-pomogla/10527923/

https://nl.motorsport.com/motogp/news/miguel-oliveira-reden-uitvalbeurt-motogp-japan-zag-niets/10527807/

Jorge Martin Mengejar Erat Bagnaia Setelah Balapan MotoGP Jepang

Jorge Martin Mengejar Erat Bagnaia Setelah Balapan MotoGP Jepang

Serang (ANTARA) – Cuaca tak mendukung dalam balapan MotoGP Jepang pada Minggu, karena hujan deras mengguyur Sirkuit Motegi. Akibatnya, balapan harus dihentikan saat hanya 13 dari 24 lap yang seharusnya ditempuh oleh para pebalap.

Menurut laporan dari situs MotoGP, Jorge Martin dari tim Pramac Ducati dinobatkan sebagai juara karena saat balapan dihentikan, ia sedang memimpin perlombaan. Pada saat itu, balapan sudah berjalan lebih dari setengahnya.

Dengan tambahan 25 poin dari kemenangan ini, Jorge Martin sekarang memiliki total 316 poin. Dia hanya terpaut tiga poin dari Francesco Bagnaia, yang menduduki posisi teratas dalam klasemen MotoGP 2023 dengan 319 poin.

Baca juga: Jorge Martin Mengamankan Kemenangan di Sprint MotoGP Jepang

Persempitnya selisih poin antara dua pebalap terkemuka ini menjamin persaingan yang sengit dalam balapan berikutnya, khususnya pada MotoGP Indonesia yang akan digelar di Sirkuit Mandalika, Lombok Tengah, pada tanggal 13-15 Oktober.

Meskipun Jorge Martin telah berhasil mendekati pebalap teratas dalam klasemen, dia tetap menjaga kehati-hatian. Terdapat enam seri balapan lagi yang harus dijalani, dan di lintasan, segala kemungkinan bisa terjadi.

Klasemen MotoGP Setelah Jorge Martin Meraih Kemenangan di GP Jepang

  1. Pecco Bagnaia 319 poin
  2. Jorge Martin 316 poin
  3. Marco Bezzecchi 265 poin
  4. Brad Binder 201 poin.

Baca juga: Diggia Berperan Penting dengan Pencapaian Poin pada Balapan Sprint MotoGP Jepang

Penulis: Bayu Kuncahyo

Editor: Bayu Kuncahyo

HAK CIPTA © ANTARA 2023

Reference

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https://oto.detik.com/otosport/d-6957980/jorge-martin-menang-sprint-race-motogp-jepang-2023-bagnaia-ketiga

https://www.kompas.com/sports/read/2023/10/01/14161198/klasemen-motogp-usai-gp-jepang-hujan-membawa-berkah-jorge-martin-pepet?page=all

Top Teams Face Intense Competition: Only Six Rounds Left

Top Teams Face Intense Competition: Only Six Rounds Left

What an Exciting Japanese Grand Prix! Jorge Martin Closes in on Bagnaia in MotoGP Championship Standings

Jorge Martin of Prima Pramac Racing dominated the Tissot Sprint and Sunday’s Grand Prix race in Motegi, earning 37 points and closing the gap to just three points behind Francesco Bagnaia, who leads the championship with 319 points after podium finishes in both events.

Meanwhile, Marco Bezzecchi of Mooney VR46 Racing Team now sits 54 points behind the leader in third place after a P6 and P4 in Japan. Brad Binder of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing is further back, trailing Bagnaia by 118 points after collecting a Sprint podium but crashing out of the race on Sunday.

Aleix Espargaro, with 171 points, holds onto fifth place and fends off Johann Zarco’s challenge by just nine points as they head to Indonesia.

Maverick Viñales, despite earning only one point in Motegi, remains in seventh place, while Jack Miller’s 16 points move him closer to the riders ahead. Fabio Quartararo breaks into the top 10, replacing the injured Alex Marquez.

Top 10 Championship Standings:

  1. Francesco Bagnaia – 319 points
  2. Jorge Martin – 316 (-3)
  3. Marco Bezzecchi – 265 (-54)
  4. Brad Binder – 201 (-118)
  5. Aleix Espargaro – 171 (-148)
  6. Johann Zarco – 162 (-157)
  7. Maverick Viñales – 139 (-180)
  8. Luca Marini – 135 (-184)
  9. Jack Miller – 125 (-194)
  10. Fabio Quartararo – 111 (-208)

Reference:

https://www.facebook.com/MotoGP/posts/707906271370561

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2023/10/01/social-media-reacts-to-a-captivating-japanese-gp/478958

Ducati CEO Honored by Marquez's Interest in One-Year-Old MotoGP Bike

Ducati CEO Honored by Marquez’s Interest in One-Year-Old MotoGP Bike


Speculation has been rife regarding Marc Marquez’s future in MotoGP, with doubts surrounding his commitment to Honda in 2024. Gresini has emerged as a potential alternative for the six-time champion, where he could potentially join forces with his brother, Alex Marquez, to ride a GP23 next year.

Despite Marquez remaining tight-lipped about his future career move, Gigi Dall’Igna, Ducati Corse general manager, hinted at the possibility of Marquez moving to Ducati even with a year left on his Honda contract. Dall’Igna expressed his pleasure at Marquez’s apparent desire to ride a Ducati, emphasizing Marquez’s status as one of the sport’s greatest riders.

However, Dall’Igna also acknowledged that any potential move is not yet official and suggested that Marquez would need to navigate the complexities of breaking his Honda contract. He acknowledged the potential impact Marquez could have on Ducati, noting that his arrival could potentially disrupt the existing team dynamics led by 2022 champion Francesco Bagnaia.

While Dall’Igna sees Marquez as a significant addition, he also anticipates potential challenges in managing the transition if the move indeed materializes.

Reference:

https://www.ducati.com

https://us.motorsport.com

Japanese Moto 3 race Masia seizes consecutive victories claims the points

Japanese Moto 3 race Masia seizes consecutive victories claims the points

Jaume Masia has surged to the forefront of the 2023 Moto3 World Championship standings, seizing this position for the first time. He capitalized on rival conflicts to secure a commanding victory in the Japanese Moto3 event at Motegi.

This triumph marked Masia’s second consecutive win in just over a week, affirming his status as the standout performer in various aspects of the race. He found himself in the ideal position at the right moment, leading a closely-matched group of four riders into the second half of the race.

As skirmishes and disputes erupted among Ayumu Sasaki, Deniz Oncu, and Daniel Holgado behind him, Masia seized the opportunity to accelerate, establishing a gap that he maintained until the checkered flag. This victory marked his third of the season and his eighth podium finish.

Arriving in Japan tied in points with Daniel Holgado at the summit of the standings, Masia’s win now propels him to the top position, displacing the Spaniard for the first time this season. Additionally, Sasaki’s second-place finish pushes him ahead of Holgado into third place in the championship standings, with only nine points separating the trio.

Though Masia avoided the conflicts unfolding behind him, his race wasn’t without challenges. Initially, he lost the lead from pole position into Turn 1 and was pushed down to fourth place. Deniz Oncu secured the hole-shot into Turn 1, passing Holgado and Stefano Nepa, with Masia and Sasaki in pursuit.

By the second lap, Masia and Sasaki had overtaken Nepa, positioning themselves as the lead quartet that would dictate the race’s pace. Despite Oncu’s determined hold on the lead initially, the jostling behind him eventually caught up, with Masia claiming the lead on lap seven after passing Holgado and Sasaki just a few corners earlier.

Masia’s charge into the lead was impressive, but he couldn’t break away from the pursuing trio. Sasaki, Oncu, and Holgado clung to his tail as the race entered its second half. However, before Sasaki could challenge Masia for the lead, a unique move by Oncu through Turns 12 and 13 set off a series of disruptions on lap 11. These incidents allowed Masia to escape as Oncu and Sasaki struggled to regain momentum, while Holgado joined the battle.

Unfortunately for Oncu, his race took a devastating turn when, just after reclaiming second place, he crashed out at Turn 10, likely putting him out of contention for the championship.

Masia, now with a comfortable lead of over a second, cruised to victory in the final laps. Sasaki and Holgado engaged in a battle for second place, with Holgado executing an impressive pass into Turn 11 on the last lap but losing momentum on the final straight, allowing Sasaki to snatch second place at the finish line.

Stefano Nepa achieved his best finish of fourth, followed by his teammate Ivan Ortola in fifth place. The race for sixth was highly competitive, with numerous position changes throughout the race. Ultimately, David Munoz secured seventh place, followed by David Alonso in eighth, Kaito Toba in ninth, and Ryusei Yamanaka in tenth.

Diogo Moreira narrowly missed a top-six finish due to a late setback, crossing the line in 14th place. Joel Kelso earned the final point in 15th.

British riders Scott Ogden and Josh Whatley faced a challenging race, finishing outside the points in 18th and 20th positions, respectively.

2023 Japanese Moto3 Race Results at Motegi Twin Ring Circuit (Round 14 of 20)

  1. Jaume Masia (🇪🇦) – Leopard Racing – Honda – 17 Laps
  2. Ayumu Sasaki (🇯🇵) – Husqvarna IntactGP – Husqvarna – +1.546
  3. Daniel Holgado (🇪🇦) – Red Bull KTM Tech3 – KTM – +1.602
  4. Stefano Nepa (🇮🇹) – Angeluss MTA Team – KTM – +5.200
  5. Ivan Ortola (🇪🇦) – Angeluss MTA Team – KTM – +5.230
  6. David Munoz (🇪🇦) – BOE Motorsports – KTM – +8.900
  7. David Alonso (🇨🇴) – GASGAS Aspar M3 – GasGas – +8.959
  8. Kaito Toba (🇯🇵) – SIC58 Squadra Corse – Honda – +9.253
  9. Ryusei Yamanaka (🇯🇵) – GASGAS Aspar M3 – GasGas – +9.629
  10. Jose Antonio Rueda (🇪🇦) – Red Bull KTM Ajo – KTM – +9.734
  11. Collin Veijer (🇳🇱) – Husqvarna IntactGP – Husqvarna – +9.804
  12. Taiyo Furusato (🇯🇵) – Honda Team Asia – Honda – +10.195
  13. Riccardo Rossi (🇮🇹) – SIC58 Squadra Corse – Honda – +10.874
  14. Diogo Moreira (🇧🇷) – MT Helmets – MSI – KTM – +11.577
  15. Joel Kelso (🇦🇺) – CFMoto PruestelGP – CFMoto – +13.905
  16. Filippo Farioli (🇮🇹) – Red Bull KTM Tech3 – KTM – +16.674
  17. David Almansa (🇪🇦) – Rivacold Snipers Team – Honda – +31.109
  18. Scott Ogden (🇬🇧) – VisionTrack Racing – Honda – +31.282
  19. Syarifuddin Azman (🇲🇾) – MT Helmets – MSI – KTM – +31.478
  20. Joshua Whatley (🇬🇧) – VisionTrack Racing – Honda – +31.551
  21. Lorenzo Fellon (🇫🇷) – CIP Green Power – KTM – +31.587
  22. Ana Carrasco (🇪🇦) – BOE Motorsports – KTM – +32.969
  23. Mario Suryo Aji (🇮🇩) – Honda Team Asia – Honda – +38.000

DNF:

  • Tatsuki Suzuki (🇪🇦) – Leopard Racing – Honda
  • Deniz Oncu (🇹🇷) – Red Bull KTM Ajo – KTM
  • Matteo Bertelle (🇮🇹) – Rivacold Snipers Team – Honda
  • Xavier Artigas (🇪🇦) – CFMoto PruestelGP – CFMoto

Ana Carrasco, Ayumu Sasaki, Buddh, Daniel Holgado, David Alonso, David Munoz, Deniz Oncu, Diogo Moreira, Ivan Ortola, Jaume Masia, Jose Antonio Rueda, Joshua Whatley, Kaito Toba, Motegi, results, Romano Fenati, Scott Ogden, Stefano Nepa, Tatsuki Suzuki, Xavier Artigas.

Teams:

  • Ajo KTM
  • Angeluss MTA Team
  • BOE Motorsports
  • CFMoto Racing Prustel GP
  • CIP Green Power
  • GasGas
  • GasGas Aspar M3
  • Honda
  • Honda Team Asia
  • Husqvarna
  • IntactGP Husqvarna
  • KTM
  • KTM Tech3
  • Leopard Racing
  • MT Helmets – MSI
  • Rivacold Snipers Team
  • SIC58 Squadra Corse
  • VisionTrack Racing

Referencee

https://www.motogp.com/en/news/2023/10/01/catch-him-if-you-can-masia-seizes-control-of-moto3-title-race/479011

https://www.crash.net/moto3/news/1037095/1/japanese-moto3-masia-dominates-third-consecutive-pole

https://sportstar.thehindu.com/motorsport/motogp/jorge-martin-wins-sprint-at-japan-motogp-secures-pole-position/article67365242.ece

Japanese MotoGP: Marc Marquez What Can Honda Say Convince Me Maybe I Am Convinced Already

Japanese MotoGP: Marc Marquez What Can Honda Say Convince Me Maybe I Am Convinced Already

Marc Marquez continues to give little away regarding his MotoGP future, although he did admit that maybe Honda have convinced him to stay.

Marquez’s Possible Move to Gresini Ducati in 2024 Remains Uncertain

It appears increasingly likely that Marc Marquez might make a significant switch from the Repsol Honda colors to those of Gresini Ducati in the upcoming 2024 season, although no official announcement has been made as of yet. Speculations are ripe, with anticipation building ahead of Honda’s home round at Motegi this weekend, where it is expected that some clarity regarding Marquez’s future could emerge. However, when pressed for information about his next career move, Marquez remained tight-lipped.

“In my mind, I am quite clear,” Marquez stated, cryptically hinting at his future plans. “On the mental side, I don’t have any doubt about me or what’s best for the situation. We are working not only here, but in the past races, to find the best path towards a brighter future for the project, aiming for the best possible results in the shortest time. The target remains the same – to discover the optimal way forward.”

When questioned if there’s anything Honda can do to persuade him to stay, Marquez kept his cards close to his chest. However, he did admit that despite the ongoing speculation, his commitment to the Honda project has not wavered.

“I mean, maybe. What can they say to convince you? Maybe I am convinced already!” quipped the eight-time world champion. “I never said ‘right or left’. I said ‘I want to find the best solution’. I want what’s best for the project.”

As the motorsport world eagerly awaits news of Marquez’s next move, one thing remains certain: the future of this iconic rider remains as enigmatic as ever, leaving fans and pundits alike on the edge of their seats.

Marquez’s Unique Bond with Honda and Team’s Hopes for the Future

Marc Marquez’s connection with Honda runs deep, extending far beyond the typical rider-manufacturer relationship. It’s a special bond forged over many years, marked by a mutual exchange of knowledge and success. Marquez acknowledges the invaluable contributions Honda has made to his career, just as he’s given them his extraordinary talent in return.

The possibility of Marquez parting ways with Honda sends tremors through the world of MotoGP. To many, it would signify the loss of arguably the greatest rider of all time. The sentiment is shared by LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami, who believes it would be nothing short of a disaster if Marquez were to depart. Nakagami emphasizes the significance of Marquez’s profound understanding of how to master the intricacies of riding a Honda motorcycle. He underscores Marquez’s remarkable talent and expresses the hope that he will continue to be a part of the Honda family, a sentiment undoubtedly shared by many within the MotoGP community.

Despite Marquez’s recent resurgence, which has had a positive impact not only on his own performance but also on the Repsol Honda team as a whole, he won’t be adopting the new 2024 chassis for the upcoming race weekend. Marquez has his reasons for this decision, citing the chassis’s specific strengths that he believes are best suited for circuits with a stop-and-go nature. Joan Mir, Marquez’s teammate, will be the one testing the 2024 prototype chassis on one of his bikes.

Marquez elaborates on his choice, stating that while there were both positives and negatives associated with the prototype chassis during the Misano race, he remains steadfast in his belief that this is not the path for a full season. For Marquez, consistency and a strong connection with his equipment are paramount. He is resolute in continuing with what he knows and feels comfortable with.

Reflecting on the recent race in India, Marquez is pleased with the progress made by the Repsol Honda team. Despite a minor setback with a crash while chasing down Ducati riders, he found his pace and was able to rejoin the race competitively. Marquez believes that this performance is indicative of better things to come, comparing the experience of being in the top five or six positions to a “different feeling.” It’s a mindset that spurs him to strive for continued success and excellence.

In conclusion, Marc Marquez’s unique relationship with Honda is a testament to the enduring partnership between a rider and a manufacturer. While the prospect of his departure is met with apprehension, the MotoGP community hopes to see him continue to make strides with Honda, showcasing his extraordinary talent and determination. Marquez’s unwavering commitment to his own racing philosophy sets him apart and fuels his quest for further achievements on the track.

Reference:

www.crash.net/motogp/news/1036887/1/marquez-what-can-honda-say-convince-me-maybe-i-am-convinced-already

bikesportnews.com/motogp/marc-marquez-staying-tight-lipped-as-honda-go-all-in-to-keep-its-motogp-star/

Bezzecchi Believes He's Not Part of the Genuine 2023 MotoGP Championship Battle

Bezzecchi Believes He’s Not Part of the Genuine 2023 MotoGP Championship Battle

VR46 Ducati rider Marco Bezzecchi believes “the real fight” in the 2023 MotoGP championship race does not involve him and is between Francesco Bagnaia and Jorge Martin.

The reigning world champion, Bagnaia, has seen a steady decline in his points tally since the Catalan Grand Prix. He began that race with a substantial 66-point lead over Martin from Pramac Racing. However, an unfortunate crash during the first lap of the Catalan GP significantly impacted his physical condition for the subsequent San Marino GP. To make matters worse, he suffered another crash during the Indian Grand Prix, allowing Martin to narrow the gap to just 13 points as they head into the upcoming Japanese GP.

India witnessed Bezzecchi’s impressive third victory of the 2023 season, bringing him within striking distance of Bagnaia, with a deficit of only 44 points. Despite this, Bezzecchi is cautious about declaring himself a genuine championship contender at this stage.

In his own words, Bezzecchi expressed his perspective during a recent interview at Motegi: “Well, I am quite relaxed at the moment because the real battle is unfolding between Martin and Bagnaia. I’m closely trailing them on the points board, but I haven’t quite caught up yet. Of course, if I can maintain proximity until the season’s end, I’ll give it my all to compete for the championship. That’s only natural. I’d be dishonest if I said otherwise. However, for now, my focus is on taking things one weekend at a time, aiming to stay competitive for at least another three or four race weekends. After that, we’ll assess our situation and see where we stand.”

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team
Photographer: / Motorsport Images

Bagnaia’s Recent Point Deficit Reflects on Past Challenges and Present Mindset

Francesco Bagnaia’s recent setback in the championship points race may seem reminiscent of his struggles at the beginning of the 2022 season when he found himself trailing by a daunting 91 points at the midway stage. However, the talented rider is quick to emphasize that the pressure he faced last year while attempting to break Ducati’s 15-year title drought was significantly more intense than his current situation.

I’m the prey. Right now, we still have 14 races ahead,” Bagnaia remarked about his ongoing title defense. “So, I’m not perceiving any additional pressure at the moment. Last year was a different beast, for sure. It was a championship that Ducati had been longing for over a decade, and the circumstances were quite different.

Bagnaia is acutely aware that, under favorable conditions, he and his team can contend for race victories, while even in less ideal moments, they have the potential to secure second or third place. This self-assurance is vital to their strategy, and they remain committed to a singular focus on delivering flawless performances.

I believe it’s crucial for us to remain poised and do what we excel at,” Bagnaia stressed. “I genuinely believe we can be competitive consistently. Currently, I’m not overly concerned about the pressure; I’d rather not let it affect me right now.”

In Martin’s view, savoring the present moment is imperative. He acknowledges that he finds himself in the prime of his career and is determined to relish this period to the fullest. His approach centers around achieving strong results, striving for race victories, and consistently staying at the forefront during practice sessions.

I feel like I should relish the current moment because I believe it’s the pinnacle of my career,” Martin expressed. “So, my approach is to enjoy the ride, secure wins, and stay ahead during practice. I think this mindset is the key, and when you savor the moment, everything else falls into place.

Reference

www.autosport.com/motogp/news/bezzecchi-thinks-real-motogp-title-fight-in-2023-doesnt-involve-him/10526265/

us.motorsport.com/motogp/news/bezzecchi-thinks-real-motogp-title-fight-in-2023-doesnt-involve-him/10526254/

www.motorsportmagazine.com/articles/motorcycles/motogp/indian-motogp-when-bezzecchi-is-so-comfortable-with-the-bike-he-can-ride-like-hell/

Fabio Quartararo Urges Yamaha to Take Bolder Steps in MotoGP Revival

Japanese MotoGP: Quartararo Stresses Yamaha’s Need for Bolder Strategies

Fabio Quartararo acknowledges that Yamaha must embrace greater risks to reclaim their prominence in MotoGP. Since the conclusion of the 2021 season, Yamaha’s standing in MotoGP has gradually declined, with their bike now being considered among the weakest on the grid, alongside Honda.

This decline has left Quartararo visibly frustrated, prompting him to implore Yamaha to rethink their approach. Despite not securing a victory since Sachsenring in the previous season, Quartararo has managed just two podium finishes in 2023, one of which occurred in the recent round in India.

The French rider’s most recent interaction with Yamaha’s top leadership presented another opportunity for him to emphasize the need for change from the Japanese manufacturer. While Quartararo described the meeting as “really good,” he emphasizes that tangible actions must follow the discussions.

Quartararo remarked, “This is a conversation I have every weekend! I had the chance to speak with the Yamaha president and the top engineers yesterday.

“It is of utmost importance for them to take significantly greater risks in the future to ensure a more successful year in 2024.

“The details of our discussions remain confidential, but we had a productive meeting. However, actions must now speak louder than words.

Prioritizing Bike Feel and Speed: Quartararo’s Outlook for the Upcoming Race Weekend”

As the anticipation builds for the forthcoming MotoGP event in Motegi, Fabio Quartararo, the 2021 world champion, emphasizes the paramount importance of his sensation on the bike and the quest for improvement in speed.

In comparison to the inaugural Indian MotoGP, Quartararo anticipates a more challenging weekend ahead and harbors limited expectations for a repeat performance at Motegi.

“It’s going to be a tough challenge,” remarks Quartararo. “Our approach to the weekend must be to deliver our utmost performance. What matters most to us is securing a position in the top 10 by Friday afternoon.

“More than half of the puzzle lies in this initial phase. My goal is to secure a spot in Q2 right from the start.

Reference

www.crash.net/motogp/news/1036889/1/quartararo-super-important-yamaha-take-much-more-risk

MotoGP 22-Round Calendar For 2024 Reveals

MotoGP 22-Round Calendar For 2024 Reveals

MotoGP has revealed its calendar for the 2024 season, which is due to begin on 10 March and take in a record 22 rounds, including a second attempt at Kazakhstan.

The highly anticipated 2024 MotoGP schedule has been officially revealed, promising a thrilling season of motorcycle racing. The season is set to kick off on March 10th with the Qatar Grand Prix, returning to its traditional season-opening slot after being moved to November in 2023 for track updates.

After the Qatar Grand Prix, the action shifts to Europe, starting with the Portuguese GP, which opened the 2022 calendar. Following that, the Argentina GP is scheduled for April 7th, setting the stage for another exciting race season.

As in the previous season, the Argentina GP will be followed by the Americas GP at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) on April 14th. The championship then returns to Europe for the Spanish GP on April 28th.

One notable change for the 2024 season is the return of all four Spanish venues, with Aragon making its comeback after being sidelined in 2022. This means there will be no rotation of the Iberian events, offering fans a consistent lineup of thrilling races.

The action continues with the French GP on May 12th, followed by the Catalan GP on May 26th, which is closely followed by the Italian GP at the iconic Mugello circuit on June 2nd.

The European leg of the season is briefly interrupted by the second attempt to stage the inaugural Kazakhstan GP at the Sokol circuit. The MotoGP organizers had initially hoped to race in Kazakhstan in July of the previous year but had to cancel the event due to delays in circuit readiness.

After Kazakhstan, the Dutch GP is set to take place on June 30th, followed by the German GP on July 7th. Following a well-deserved three-week summer break, the action resumes on August 4th with the British GP at Silverstone, followed by the Austrian GP on August 18th.

The next back-to-back races of the year commence on September 1st with the return of the Aragon GP, which was absent from the schedule in the previous year, and the San Marino GP on September 8th. MotoGP fans can look forward to an action-packed season with a diverse range of circuits and intense competition on the horizon.

Kazakhstan track for 2023 MotoGP season
Credit by: MotoGP

MotoGP 2024 Calendar Revealed: Indian GP Retains September Slot and Exciting Triple-Header Races Await”

The MotoGP 2024 calendar has been officially unveiled, and it brings with it some exciting developments. Despite earlier speculations about a potential date shift to October for the Indian Grand Prix after its inaugural race this year, the event will indeed return on 22 September.

The 2024 season kicks off with a bang as the Indian GP leads a thrilling triple-header, followed by races in Indonesia on 29 September and Japan on 6 October. After a brief one-week hiatus, the action resumes with another triple-header, featuring Australia on 20 October, Thailand on 27 October, and Malaysia on 3 November.

The championship reaches its grand conclusion on 17 November with the Valencia GP. Pre-season testing for the 2024 season is set to commence on 6-8 February in Malaysia, followed by two days in Qatar on 19-20 February.

However, it’s worth noting that there will be 11 MotoGP rounds that coincide with Formula 1 events in the coming season. These clashes will include timezone conflicts between F1’s Monaco Grand Prix and MotoGP’s Barcelona event, F1’s Austrian Grand Prix and MotoGP’s Assen race, and F1’s Italian Grand Prix and MotoGP’s Aragon race.

Additionally, MotoGP enthusiasts have something to look forward to, as the new Balaton Park track in Hungary has been added to the reserve list, pending homologation approval. The 2024 MotoGP season promises an exhilarating array of races and showcases the sport’s continued global reach and popularity.

Full 2024 MotoGP calendar

10 March – Qatar GP

24 March – Portugal GP

07 April – Argentina GP

14 April – Americas GP

28 April – Spanish GP

12 May – French GP

26 May – Catalan GP

2 June – Italian GP

16 June – Kazakhstan GP

30 June – Dutch GP

7 July – German GP

4 August – British GP

18 August – Austrian GP

1 September – Aragon GP

8 September – San Marino GP

22 September – India GP

29 September – Indonesia GP

6 October – Japanese GP

20 October – Australian GP

27 October – Thailand GP

3 November – Malaysian GP

17 November – Valencia GP

F1 and MotoGP 2024 date clashes

9 March – F1 Saudi Arabia (Saturday race) and Qatar MotoGP

24 March – F1 Australia and MotoGP Portugal

7 April – F1 Japan and MotoGP Argentina

26 May – F1 Monaco and MotoGP Catalunya

30 June – F1 Austria and MotoGP Assen

7 July – F1 UK and MotoGP Germany

1 September – F1 Italy and MotoGP Aragon

22 September – F1 Singapore and MotoGP India

20 October – F1 Austin and MotoGP Australia

27 October – F1 Mexico and MotoGP Thailand

3 November – F1 Brazil and MotoGP Malaysia

Reference:

www.motorsport.com/motogp/news/motogp-reveals-record-22-round-calendar-for-2024/10525882/

www.eurosport.com/moto/motogp-2024-world-championship-season-schedule-revealed-with-record-22-race-calendar_sto9813341/story.shtml

www.roadracingworld.com/news/motogp-provisional-2024-schedule-released-with-22-rounds/

Alex Rins fit to ride, will make MotoGP Quickly return at Motegi Alex

Alex Rins fit to ride, will make MotoGP Quickly return at Motegi Alex

Absent since fracturing his right tibia and fibula at Mugello in May, Alex Rins has been passed fit to make a MotoGP return for LCR Honda at Motegi this weekend.

The former Suzuki rider, whose recovery has been complicated by whim-whams pain, got the go- ahead to travel to Japan by his Croakers in Madrid.

“ The bone is regenerating, the recovery is progressing, so we’re trying the coming step, which is riding a MotoGP( bike) to see how we feel, ” Rins posted on social media upon appearance in Japan

still, Rins, who’s still walking with the aid of a bolsterer, still demanded to pass a Thursday medical check in order to take part in the Motegi event.

That has now been successfully completed and Rins will therefore take to the track on Friday morning.

Rins broke Honda’s palm failure in his third event on an RCV, at COTA, but his stylish result outside of Texas – from the five rounds he has queried – was only ninth.

Also dissatisfied by the slow pace of upgrades relative to the plant Repsol platoon, Rins inked for Monster Yamaha during the summer break meaning Motegi is set to be his one and only Japanese Grand Prix for Honda.

Reference

www.crash.net/motogp/news/1036871/1/alex-rins-fit-ride-will-make-motogp-return-motegi

motomatters.com/category/people/alex_rins