MotoGP World Championship 2023

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MotoGP World Championship 2023 : With just over three weeks to go before the opening race in Portimão, excitement and anticipation are growing in the hearts of fans all over the world. To prepare for this new campaign, offers you a selection of landmark events that could occur throughout 2023.

MotoGP World Championship 2023

Maverick Viñales (Aprilia Racing) and Jack Miller (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) both have the opportunity to make MotoGP™ history by winning with three different factories. The Spaniard, who has won in the past with Suzuki and Yamaha, will seek to triumph with Aprilia. Meanwhile, the Australian rider has tasted success previously with Honda and Ducati.

 With 59 victories, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) can become the second most successful rider in premier class history if he manages to surpass Giacomo Agostini and his 68 triumphs. Moreover, the number 93 rider is knocking on the door of the Top 3 for wins across all classes. With a total of 85 successes, the Honda man is only five wins away from his compatriot Angel Nieto, which would make him the most successful Spanish rider in the history of Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

MotoGP World Championship 2023: If the eight-time World Champion was to add another World Championship to his name in 2023, the Cervera native would join Valentino Rossi with nine World Championships. Joan Mir, Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), and Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) are also in contention for a second MotoGP

The only rookie on the 2023 grid, Augusto Fernandez (GASGAS Factory Racing Tech3) has the opportunity this season to become the first rookie race winner in the premier class since Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) at the 2021 Styrian GP. In the MotoGP™ era, only the “Martinator”, Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), Marc Marquez, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa have achieved this feat.

Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) can become the first Japanese rider to win in the premier class since Makoto Tamada at the 2004 Japanese Grand Prix. However, the Honda rider can still make headlines by becoming the first Japanese rider to step on a premier class podium in over a decade, with Katsuyuki Nakasuga the last at Valencia in 2012.

MotoGP World Championship 2023
MotoGP World Championship 2023

MotoGP 2023

Yamaha behind schedule despite criticial engine decision

After a chastening 2017 MotoGP season, the stakes couldn’t have been much higher for Yamaha in winter testing, with just nine days of on-track running for the team to ensure the ’18 version of its M1 didn’t share the same characteristics as its ill-fated predecessor.

Despite an encouraging start at Sepang at the end of January, by the time Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales wrapped up three days of testing at the all-new Buriram circuit in Thailand in February it looked for all the world as if the two works Yamaha riders were suffering from the exact same issues that blighted their campaign in 2017.

Valentino Rossi says he hopes he is proven “wrong” to be pessimistic about Yamaha’s chances in this weekend’s Aragon MotoGP round.

Yamaha is on the cusp of its worst-ever premier class losing streak, as the Aragon Grand Prix would mark the 23rd race in succession it has failed to win if neither Rossi nor teammate Maverick Vinales can triumph.

Despite his poor run of recent form, Vinales was in a buoyant mood when addressing the media on Thursday, claiming Yamaha had made a step forward with its long-standing electronics issues in a private test at Aragon in the last week of August.

“We focused on a lot on trying to set up the electronics for my riding style, and that helps so much, because I can ride my own way, I can do the laptimes,” he commented. “That was the only change we did.

MotoGP 2023 : Rossi said at Misano that Yamaha could even have to consider a change in engine configuration for the future to keep up with rivals Honda and Ducati.

But the Italian was keen to emphasise that the engine is not the entirety of the issue for Yamaha and that the M1’s electronics can still be improved.

“The engine is a part of our problem, but unfortunately it’s not only the engine,” he said.

“It’s true that with these regulations, you cannot modify [the engine] during the season. But for me a lot of things come also from the electronics, and you can work on the electronics during the season, so it’s not a problem of the rules.

“For me we have to improve the engine, but it’s a part of our problem, not the total.”

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‘The law of life: A younger team-mate will beat you’

Great rival Valentino Rossi lasted until his 14th premier-class year before finally being defeated by a team-mate over a complete season, Jorge Lorenzo in 2013. Rossi previously lost out to the Spaniard in 2010, when he broke his leg.

Injuries have also marred Marquez’s attendance over the past three years. In 2020 he only entered one race, but he still managed to finish as the top Honda in both 2021 and 2022 despite skipping 12 rounds and riding – in the words of team manager Alberto Puig – with “only one-arm-and-a-half”.

If Honda and Yamaha knew the risk involved, and the level they were willing to go to just to be better than the other guys was something else.

MotoGP will make its debut in India and Kazakhstan in 2023 on a calendar that boasts more races

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MotoGP World Championship 2023 : The India MotoGP race is part of the provisional 2023 MotoGP calendar, scheduled for September 22-24 at the Buddha International Circuit.

Days after confirming MotoGP’s plans to race in India, championship organizer Dorna Sports has now announced that the race will make its debut in 2023. The Grand Prix of Bharat, as it will be called, will be held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). The race has been given the September 22-24 slot on the provisional calendar, subject to the contract and circuit homologation being finalised.

Government support for MotoGP World Championship 2023 India race

There have been efforts to bring top-level two-wheeler racing to the BIC before, with plans to host a round of the World Superbike Championship there in the mid-2010s. However, after several delays, those plans were dropped. Rather infamously, the F1 Indian GP was also cancelled due to tax disputes and financial issues.

But in the years that have passed, India has seen a big push for motorsport with several new circuits being built and a number of international championships coming to the country. Moreover, there is staunch support from the UP government to make the Indian MotoGP round a success. The event is estimated to generate as many as 50,000 jobs, with 5,000 jobs for the race weekend itself.

“It’s a matter of great pride for Uttar Pradesh to host such a global event. Our government will provide full support to MotoGP Bharat,” said Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

MotoGP World Championship 2023

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MotoGP World Championship 2023
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