Indian GP: new race distances

After our first touch of Buddh International Circuit on a hot and humid Friday, riders have asked for race distances to be adjusted

The inaugural IndianOil Grand Prix of India is now well underway and has already set the scene for some incredible competition this weekend, with just 0.008s deciding the fastest rider on Friday.

Now, after gaining a first full day of experience in the hot and humid conditions – both of which are forecast to continue – riders have asked for race distances to be adjusted.

Following their feedback and that of official tyre suppliers, one lap will therefore be taken off the Tissot Sprint, Moto2™ and Moto3™ races, and the MotoGP™ Grand Prix race will be shortened by three laps.

Here’s the full rundown:

Tissot Sprint: 11 laps
Moto3™: 16 laps
Moto2™: 18 laps
MotoGP™: 21 laps