Insights from the Second Day of Indian Grand Prix Motorcycle Race
Adjustments and Outcomes amid Challenging Conditions
The second day of the Indian Grand Prix of road motorcycles at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, India, unfolded with a series of events that saw riders and tire suppliers calling for adjustments in race lengths. The challenging conditions led to the reduction of each race by one lap, while the main MotoGPTM race was cut short by three. Additionally, riders were granted an extra fifteen minutes on the track due to the rainy weather conditions.
Sprint Race Highlights
Jorge Martin emerged as the victor of the sprint race, with Francesco Bagnaia trailing in second place, and Marc Márquez securing the third spot. This marked Márquez’s first time on the podium since the sprint in Portimau. Other notable positions in the Moto2 qualification were Jake Dixon securing pole position, Filip Salač starting from the seventeenth place, and Jaume Masia taking the first position on the grid in Moto3.
Moto3TM – 3rd Training
In the Moto3TM – 3rd training, the track’s grip remained lackluster, leading to several riders, including Filippo Farioli, Ayumu Sasaki, Ryusei Yamanaka, José Antonio Rueda, and Deniz Öncü, crashing. At this stage, the fastest rider emerged as Collin Veijer, followed by Jaume Masia and Riccardo Rossi. Diogo Moreira clocked in the fastest time, establishing the maximum at 1’59,375 seconds. Collin Veijer was just 0,063 seconds slower in second place, and Ayumu Sasaki was third, slower by 0,141 seconds.
Track Challenges and Crashes
The second half of the training saw more crashes, with race leader Daniel Holgado falling and potentially requiring first qualification, health conditions permitting. Tatsuki Suzuki also fell, and Deniz Öncü received a black flag. The eleventh turn on the circuit proved particularly problematic, as fallen riders could slide to the middle of the track, obstructing the path for other riders.
Training Results and Notable Participants
The results of the Moto3TM – 3rd training saw Diogo Moreira leading, trailed by Collin Veijer and Ayumu Sasaki. The other riders from fourth to twenty-seventh were Taiyo Furusato, Matteo Bertelle, Jaume Masia, José Antonio Rueda, David Alonso, Riccardo Rossi, Ivan Ortolá, Joel Kelso, David Salvador, Stefano Nepa, David Muñoz, Kaito Toba, Scott Ogden, Daniel Holgado, Deniz Öncü, Joshua Whatley, Ryusei Yamanaka, Xavier Artigas, Filippo Farioli, Syarifuddin Azman, Mario Aji, Lorenzo Fellon, Danial Shahril, Ana Carrasco, with Kadai Yaseen Ahamed and Tatsuki Suzuki not qualifying.
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