2023 MotoGP: First win of the year for Bastianini

2023 MotoGP: First win of the year for Bastianini

A long time coming, almost to the end of the calendar but Enea Bastianini of Ducati Lenovo Racing finally grabs his first win of the 2023 MotoGP season at the Petronas Grand Prix of Malaysia at Sepang International Circuit (SIC). Bastianini on the #23 Ducati Demsosedici was followed into second place by Alex Marquez of Gresini Racing MotoGP and current MotoGP championship leader Francesco Bagnaia in third.

La Bestia or The Beast as he is dubbed by MotoGP fans, was forced to miss the first three rounds of the 2023 MotoGP season due to injury. This was followed by mid-pack performance throughout the year, as well as missing several more rounds due to retirement and failure to start.

With his win in Sepang, Bastianini is signalling a return to form despite the 2023 MotoGP season being almost over. With two rounds left in the calendar – Qatar and Valencia – MotoGP World Championship leader Bagnaia is sitting on top with 412 points, while closest challenger Jorge Martin of Prima Pramac Ducati trails by a mere 14 points, at 398.

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Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.



  • MotoGP bikes look so fugly now with all the aero bits.

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    • Racing has always been about function over form. You can gawk at their road versions if you want sexy looks.

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