Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 22 (ANI): Former star MotoGP rider Loris Capirossi expressed his satisfaction with the quality of the race track at the Buddh International Circuit and also picked his favourite riders to win the first-ever Grand Prix of India, set to take place from September 22 to 24.
Loris Capirossi is serving as a safety advisor to Dorna Sports, which has been the organizer of the (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) FIM World Championship Grand Prix (MotoGP) since 1991.
He took rides at the Buddh International Circuit and stated that he is pleased with the layout of the track and it would be interesting to find out the winner of the race among the best MotoGP riders in the world.
"Everything seems to be going smoothly and I am really pleased with the layout of the track. There are fast corners and good breaking points and it will be interesting to see how each of the riders race here," commented Capirossi in a release by MotoGP.
Organized by FairStreet Sports in collaboration with Dorna Sports, the Grand Prix of India will feature 82 riders from 41 teams vying for top honours in MotoGP, Moto 2 and Moto 3 over the course of three days. Capirossi also revealed his favourites to win the IndianOil Grand Prix of India.
He stated, "The level of MotoGP is really high at the moment as every rider is really close however my picks for the Indian Grand Prix includes Marco Bezzecchi and Jorge Martin are also great riders and can win the race, while the fastest man on the MotoGP bike Brad Binder is also a contender for the win. It is just conformity of the track that takes you to victory. Francesco Bagnaia is also someone who can win the race but he is not 100 per cent after the crash in Barcelona but it will be interesting to see who wins."The result of these races will also depend on the parabolic nature of the track as Capirossi seemed fairly satisfied with its quality after the test drive. He stated, "The turns from four to seven are really nice, while the parabolic is exciting as well. The riders will be here in India for the first time and I am really excited." (ANI)