Francesco Bagnaia engaging in cricket draws comparisons between the roar of engines and the swing of cricket bats. India is buzzing with anticipation as it gets ready to host the MotoGP Grand Prix at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
This momentous occasion, known as the “MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix,” is scheduled to commence on September 22 and conclude on September 24. The Buddh International Circuit, initially built in 2011 for Formula One events, has been adapted to meet the rigorous requirements of MotoGP racing, including improved safety measures.
The circuit, boasting a length of over five kilometers, ranks among the fastest on the MotoGP schedule, with motorcycles hitting top speeds surpassing 300 km/h (186 mph).
Excitement is building among fans as they prepare to witness some of the world’s most thrilling riders compete for championship glory, including Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia.
The Italian racing sensation, who is in India for this remarkable event, was recently seen trying his hand at cricket ahead of the prestigious race and in the context of the upcoming 2023 Cricket World Cup in India.
Ducati Corse’s official ‘X’ handle shared a lighthearted moment, capturing Bagnaia enjoying some cricket-themed fun.
“Let’s say cricket isn’t really @PeccoBagnaia’s cup of tea! But, for sure, he had some fun there. Thanks for it, @MotoGPBharat! #IndianGP #ForzaDucati #DucatiLenovoTeam,” the post was captioned.
Former cricketer Suresh Raina alongside MotoGP superstars
Cricket became the main focus as Bagnaia attempted to bowl and bat on the renowned Buddh International Circuit, located on the outskirts of New Delhi, with wickets set up on the track.
In the meantime, MotoGP star Marc Marquez had an extraordinary experience, piloting a sidecar and giving former cricket champion Suresh Raina an exhilarating tour of the circuit. This unforgettable display undoubtedly impressed the fans.