The first edition of the MotoGP Bharat is all set to begin in Noida, Uttar Pradesh and here is all you need to know about the riders and the teams participants in 2023
In the practice sessions, qualifying, sprint race, and Grand Prix feature race throughout the weekend, 22 riders from 11 teams will compete at the MotoGP Bharat also known as Indian Grand Prix which Buddha International Circuit will host in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
MotoGP Bharat India 2023 participants full list, riders and all teams and sponsors
IndianOil has come on board as the title sponsor for MotoGP™ Bharat and the high-pulsating action of MotoGP Bharat will be exclusively broadcast on Sports18 and live streamed on JioCinema in India.
Fairstreet Sports, the India commercial rights partner of Dorna Sports, intends to invest more than Rs 250 crore in the organisation of the event in the county.
The 11 teams will compete on motorcycles from well-known producers including Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Ducati, and Aprilia.
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team
Fabio Quartararo ( France)
Fabio Quartararo won his first race in the premier class of racing in France in 2021 after putting on a show as a rookie in the MotoGP class in 2019 and adding to his collection of victories in 2020. After a thrilling title matchup with Francesco Bagnaia that was decided at the season’s last race a year later, Quartararo came in second place.
Franco Morbidelli ( Italy)
After a disastrous 2022, a quiet year on a weak Yamaha followed as Morbidelli prepared for a new chapter in his career in 2024.
Ducati Lenovo Team
Francesco Bagnaia ( Italy)
Pecco has been the rider to beat because he will be wearing the #1 for the 2023 season. The Italian is in the lead in the championship race as the year comes to a close thanks to five Sunday triumphs, including three Sprint and Race doubles.
Enea Bastianini ( Italy)
A shoulder blade injury experienced in Portugal has put a damper on his outstanding year, which earned him a factory seat alongside Bagnaia for 2023. Bastianini suffered hand and ankle injuries at the Catalan GP, which will keep him out of action until after the Japanese GP.
Aleix Espargaro ( Spain)
Although Espargaro’s 2023 season got off to a sluggish start, he ended it on a high note by winning both races at the CatalanGP.
Maverick Vinales ( Spain)
Vinales has won four podiums so far with the Noale plant, including two in 2022 and two in 2023, as their relationship continues to grow.
Repsol Honda Team
Marc Marquez ( Spain)
The #93 suffered a right humerus fracture in an incident during the Spanish Grand Prix in 2020, sidelining him till 2021. Marquez underwent four operations before making a full recovery and resuming his title defence in 2023. However, 2023 hasn’t gone according to plan, and the older Marquez sibling has had a difficult season due to injuries and a faltering Honda. It is to be seen if they are any chances of good luck.
Joan Mir ( Spain)
As Honda’s problems persist and Mir’s maiden season with the venerable factory was marred by ailments, it has been the Spaniard’s worst year to date. The two-time World Champion will try to finish the year well in preparation for 2024.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
Jack Miller ( Australia)
Miller already experienced Sprint podium victory, but is still hoping for factory orange Sunday success.
Brad Binder ( South Africa)
After winning his third-ever premier class event, KTM and Binder had a difficult couple of seasons in 2021 and 2022, but 2023 has been a welcome return to form for both rider and factory. The South African, who will work for KTM at least through the end of 2026, has big things ahead of him.
Gresini Racing MotoGP (Ducati)
Alex Marquez ( Spain)
Marquez has had a Sunday podium finish and a Sprint victory in his first season with Ducati, making a fresh start with Gresini Racing the ideal solution for 2023.
Fabio Di Giannantonio ( Italy)
“Diggia” remained with Gresini through 2023 and has gone into the top 10 on five Sundays, with the Italian hoping for many more of those results before the season is up.
Prima Pramac Racing (Ducati)
Johann Zarco ( France)
Zarco discovered a new home with Ducati in 2020 following a successful run with Yamaha and a poor tenure at KTM in 2019. Zarco, who is currently in his fourth season and third with Prima Pramac, is the #5 rider for the Bologna manufacturer. He has added 13 podium finishes to his record of six with Yamaha.
Jorge Martín Almoguera ( Spain)
After going without a victory in 2022, Martin is back in the title hunt in 2023 as he seeks to catch up to Ducati rival Bagnaia.
Mooney VR46 Racing Team (Ducati)
Luca Marini ( Italy)
Marini won his first MotoGP Sunday podium in the Americas GP in 2023, and since then, with the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, he has consistently finished in the top six.
Marco Bezzecchi ( Italy)
The Italian has been particularly impressive thus far this year, and although it would be a tall order, Bezzecchi might complete the year as the World Champion.
RNF MotoGP Team (Aprilia)
Miguel Oliveira ( Portugal)
The #88 has had a bad year thus far, but there have been a few indications of Oliveira’s actual ability. For Oliveira and Aprilia, there is still plenty to come.
Raul Fernandez ( Spain)
Although Fernandez has had a year marred by injuries, his speed is developing. One of the most intriguing young riders competing in Grand Prix racing is the #25 right now.
Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing (KTM)
Pol Espargaro ( Spain)
Espargaro, who is hoping to add to his eight MotoGPTM podium finishes before the season is out, has demonstrated his tenacity in what has been the hardest year of his career.
Augusto Fernández Guerra (Spain)
The French GP performance of Fernandez, who has three top 10 finishes overall and has scored points in every race this season, has been his highlight performance in the premier class thus far.
LCR Honda Castrol/Idemitsu
Alex Rins ( Spain)
After breaking his leg at Mugello, Rins’ outstanding debut season with Honda came to an end and he is now ineligible for the next five Grands Prix. Before moving to Yamaha in 2024, Rins will look to regain his form upon his comeback.
Takaaki Nakagami ( Japan)
The Japanese rider, a respected LCR Honda Idemitsu star entering his sixth season, is still looking for his first victory in the top division.