The 2023 IndianOil Grand Prix of India will most certainly live long in the memory. It was a spectacular debut at Buddh International Circuit for MotoGP™ with new life breathe into the Championship race. Following an absolute showstopper, let's take a look at some of the post-race stats below!
80 – The win for Bezzecchi is the 80th for Ducati in the premier class since their first at the 2003 Catalan GP with Loris Capirossi.
39 – With Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin, Ducati is on a streak of 39 MotoGP™ Grand Prix races in a row with at least one rider on the podium.
10 – The win for Bezzecchi is the 10th for Ducati this season, which is already only two less than the Bologna factory achieved last year (12).
9 – Bezzecchi took his third MotoGP™ win along with Argentina and France this year, becoming the ninth different Ducati rider to win more than twice in the class.
6 – Martin finished second for his sixth podium overall so far this year, extending his record of the highest number of podiums in a single MotoGP™ season.
5 – Joan Mir finished fifth for his best result with Honda this season, and best overall since he was fourth last year in Catalunya. This is also the second-best Honda GP result so far this season after Alex Rins’ win at the Americas GP.
2 – Fabio Quartararo finished P3 following a great battle with Martin in the final lap, taking his second podium of the season along with the Americas, when he was also third. This is his 30th premier class podium (all with Yamaha).
1 – This is the first time Bezzecchi has done the “Grand Slam” (set the pole, the fastest lap of the race, led across the line on every lap and won the race). Francesco Bagnaia is the only other rider who did it so far this season, twice: Italy and Austria.