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2023 Bharat GP | Free Practise No.1 - Report | Marco Bezzecchi Tops,Turn-1 Blunder,Yamaha Mechanical Isuue And More

The commencement of the MotoGP action in India marks a significant moment in the realm of motorsport. The Buddh International Circuit tastes its MotoGP action, sparking a sense of excitement for racing enthusiasts. In the first free practice session , Marco Bezzecchi from the Mooney VR46 Racing Team clocked the fastest lap at 1:45.990. Following Bezzecchi is the six-time GP champion - Marc Marquez from the Repsol Honda Team. Marc blends well at new venues and has demonstrated mastery over the new circuit today. Brad Binder, the man known for his top speed record of 366.1 km/h achieved in the Mugello, is currently third with a lap time of 1:46.310. 

Turning one at BIC is proving tricky as the riders struggle to keep the momentum. Takaaki Nakagami crashed his bike at turn one, causing damage. Yamaha is finding itself in trouble with some mechanical issues. The track demands not only skill but also unwavering endurance and stamina due to heat and humidity. Turn 8 is also proving to be tricky as the riders are getting acclimatised with the right racing line. 

Spanish rider Raul Fernandez from CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP took 4th place with a lap time of 1:46.371. Aprilia Racing managed to finish 5th as the Maverick Viñales clocked its fastest lap time of 01:46.478. The championship leader,  Francesco Bagnaia from the Ducati Lenovo Team, has finished 15th with a lap time of 01:47.050. Free Practise, scheduled at 15:30, could be delayed by a few minutes. 

TopGear Magazine June 2024