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VIDEO: Multiple Riders Involved in a Disastrous MotoGP Crash Right as the Championship Race Starts

Published 09/24/2023, 12:54 PM EDT

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The inaugural Indian Grand Prix was home to a pulsating spectacle that counted as a turning point in the race. As engines roared and tires screeched on the Buddh International Circuit, what unfolded was nothing short of a masterpiece. The championship ended with Marco Bezzecchi seizing the spotlight in a triumphant victory that had the crowds on their feet. 

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The first-ever Indian Grand Prix proved to be a momentous occasion for MotoGP. Expanding its reach into a passionate and growing fan base, the event witnessed a burst of adrenaline. The racing circuit, with its long straights and challenging corners, had set the stage for a thrilling day. However, beneath the surface of Bezzecchi’s dominance, a dramatic incident sent shockwaves through the much-awaited race. 

A devastating crash followed by racing drama at MotoGP 


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As the racing session began, Jorge Martin was recorded surging ahead at the start. He was seen leading the pack into the first corner. Francesco Bagnaia, a championship contender, soon followed closely. Unfortunately, pole-sitter Marco Bezzecchi evidently faced an early setback as he slipped to third. However, Bezzecchi’s resolve shone through as he climbed back into contention.

Eventually, Bezzecchi showcased his skills as he executed a bold maneuver to retake the lead from Bagnaia. But the defining moment came on lap 13, as Bagnaia, running second, shockingly lost control of his factory Ducati during the 4th turn. This marked his third retirement of the season, which also had significant repercussions for the title race. Analysis of the crash revealed that Bagnaia had been pushing the limits as he searched for a way to win the prestigious match. 


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Bezzecchi’s commanding win after the sudden fallout 


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As Bagnaia kept trying for every ounce of speed to challenge Bezzecchi, he lost control and immediately slid out of the race. It was a cruel twist of fate for the Ducati rider, who had shown immense enthusiasm throughout the season. On the other hand, Marco Bezzecchi’s performance from that point forward was nothing short of sublime. He steadily extended his lead and crossed the finish line over eight seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

While the checkered flag waved, the consequences of Bagnaia’s crash became clear. Bezzecchi’s victory marked his third win of the MotoGP 2023 season, rekindling championship hopes. Meanwhile, the battle for second place raged on as Jorge Martin and Fabio Quartararo engaged in a thrilling duel. After the final lap, Martin ultimately secured second place, but Quartararo’s spirited challenge instantly left his fans breathless.


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The inaugural Indian Grand Prix will be remembered as a race that redefined MotoGP’s narrative. With Marco Bezzecchi’s commanding performance illuminating the circuit, the rest of the MotoGP season promises to be an unpredictable rollercoaster. While Francesco Bagnaia’s shocking crash altered the championship landscape, the beginning of the Indian Grand Prix has etched its name in MotoGP history.

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Sanchari Bhaduri


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Sanchari Bhaduri is a fresh Sports Viral Moments writer at EssentiallySports. Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from IGNOU, she embarked on her content creation career in 2015 with freelance projects. Her previous role involved her serving as a Content Manager for Reddit.
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Priyadarshini Ajay