2023 Indian MotoGP, Buddh International Circuit - 'Wet' Practice Results
1Jorge MartinSPAPramac Ducati (GP23)
2Johann ZarcoFRAPramac Ducati (GP23)
3Francesco BagnaiaITADucati Lenovo (GP23)
4Miguel OliveiraPORRNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)
5Jack MillerAUSRed Bull KTM (RC16)
6Luca MariniITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
7Augusto FernandezSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)*
8Marco BezzecchiITAMooney VR46 Ducati (GP22)
9Fabio QuartararoFRAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
10Raul FernandezSPARNF Aprilia (RS-GP22)
11Joan MirSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
12Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)
13Maverick ViñalesSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)
14Marc MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)
15Stefan BradlGERLCR Honda (RC213V)
16Michele PirroITADucati Lenovo (GP23)
17Franco MorbidelliITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)
18Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Factory (RS-GP23)
19Fabio Di GiannantonioITAGresini Ducati (GP22)
20Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)
21Pol EspargaroSPATech3 GASGAS (RC16)


Official Buddh International Circuit MotoGP records
Best lap: Marco Bezzecchi 1m 43.947s (2023)

With practice and qualifying held in the dry, just before an afternoon downpour, a special 15-minute session was added to allow MotoGP riders to prepare for wet conditions in the Sprint race...

...But by the time the session took place, the track was dry enough for slicks, with only scattered damp patches remaining.

Nonetheless, all riders started on medium wets, front and rear, before most switched to slicks to test the latest grip levels on dry rubber for the final minutes.

The fastest lap time was 1m 49.017s by front-row starter Jorge Martin, which was five seconds behind Marco Bezzecchi's morning pole time. Johann Zarco completed a Pramac Ducati one-two.

The 11-lap Sprint race will start in just under half an hour. The start of the Sprint has been delayed by a further ten minutes to allow the track to dry further.

Alex Marquez has been declared unfit for the remainder of the weekend after suffering rib fractures in qualifying.

Following Friday's feedback from riders and official tyre suppliers in the hot and humid conditions, race distances were adjusted with one lap taken off the MotoGP Sprint, Moto2 and Moto3 races, while Sunday's MotoGP Grand Prix will be shortened by three laps:

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

Bagnaia holds a 36-point title lead over Pramac’s Jorge Martin heading into the Sprint.