Ducati rider Marco Bezzecchi has been declared the first ever MotoGP Grand Prix winner in India. The race was shortened to a 12-lap distance, with original grid positions and quick re-start procedure. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath presented the race winning trophy to Marco Bezzecchi on Sunday.
MotoGP is the world's most demanding two-wheeled race, a true showcase of power, technology, and determination from the world's best riders. The maiden MotoGP Grand Prix of India took place at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, a track which has turned out to be quite challenging for the riders, especially with hot and humid conditions.The premier-class championship saw top riders Francesco Bagnaia, Marc Marquez, Jorge Martin, and Marco Bezzecchi battle it out for the top honours, with Bezzecchi bringing it in for the VR46 at the first-ever Indian GP.
Earlier, addressing a Business Conclave before the main MotoGP race in Noida, chief minister Yogi Aadityanath said that Uttar Pradesh has enormous potential for sports activities and that is why both the state government as well as the Centre are making all possible efforts to promote this sector, Representatives of several major domestic and multinational companies participated in the conclave where state's MSME Minister Rakesh Sachan and Industrial, Exports Development Minister Nand Gopal Gupta were also in attendance. The chief minister said he has been informed that more than one lakh tickets have been sold for the pulsating motorcycle race's maiden show held at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC).