Italian Marco Bezzecchi takes the first pole position in India

The Italian Marco Bezzecchi (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) achieved the first pole position in the Indian Grand Prix MotoGP which takes place this weekend on the “Buddh International” circuit ahead of the Spaniard Jorge Martín and his compatriot and world leader, Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaiaboth on Ducati paths.

Jorge Martín was precisely one of the first protagonists of the day after suffering a fall during the second free practice sessions which left him with only one motorcycle for a good part of the official classification, while his mechanics tried to repair the damaged motorcycle in time.

The work was intense in Martín’s workshop throughout the first classification, to try to give the Madrid rider his two motorcycles in the second classification, while on the track the riders sought to finish in one of the first two positions that would give them passage to the following.

The South African Brad Binder (KTM RC 16) was the first valid reference, with 1:44.761, when the halfway point of the classification was crossed, scheduled at fifteen minutes and all the riders entered their workshops to prepare for the second outing on the track with practically all new soft compound tires on the rear axle of their motorcycles.

With just over five minutes and the possibility of doing two fastest laps at most, all the drivers returned to the track.

Álex Márquez (Ducati Desmosedici GP22) was the first involuntary protagonist by rolling on the ground in that second attempt, which in addition to preventing him from improving, although he already had the second best time, also left his rivals with no options as the track marshals showed the yellow flag and all the fastest laps of those drivers who had to pass by the accident site were cancelled. Spanish.

Thus, the Spaniards Raúl Fernández (Aprilia RS-GP) and the aforementioned Álex Márquez made it to the second classification, who could not compete as he had to be treated at the circuit clinic after the strong blow he suffered.

In the second classification, Marc Márquez (Honda RC 213 V) was very aware of the exit to the track of the also Spaniard Jorge Martín to try to follow in his wake and although he realized this and tried to “get away” from his pursuit, he did not succeed, although Márquez ended up in the lead. floors in turn three.

Jorge Martín, who had also suffered an accident in free practice, did not take long to take the lead by lapping in 1:44.153 in his first attack, after which he entered his workshop.

On his second outing on the track, the Italian Marco Bezzecchi was the first to break the barrier of one minute and 44 seconds by lapping in 1:43.947, with which he ousted Jorge Martín from first place, but still with the option of doing one more lap.

No one could beat Bezzecchi’s record, who took the first pole position on the “Buddh International” circuit, ahead of fellow Ducati riders Jorge Martín, Francesco “Pecco” Bagnaia and Luca Marini.

The first “non-Ducati”, a true dominator thanks in part to the long straight of 1,220 meters in which to display all its potential, was the Honda of the Spanish Joan Mir, ahead of his teammate Marc Márquez and the Frenchman’s Ducati Johann Zarco, who ultimately defeated the Spaniard Maverick Vinales (Aprilia RS-GP).

2023-09-23 07:31:35
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