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Francesco Bagnaia Swings For Cricket Fun Ahead Of MotoGP Showdown
By CricShots - Sep 22, 2023 1:26 pm
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India is gearing up for the much-anticipated MotoGP Grand Prix, set to take place at the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, from September 22 to September 24. This historic event, known as the “MotoGP Bharat Grand Prix,” promises to be a thrilling spectacle for motorsport enthusiasts. The Buddh International Circuit, originally designed for Formula One races in 2011, has undergone modifications to meet the specific requirements of MotoGP racing while prioritizing safety measures.

Francesco Bagnaia
Francesco Bagnaia playing cricket

The circuit, spanning over five kilometers, is renowned as one of the fastest tracks on the MotoGP calendar, with motorcycles reaching speeds of over 300 km/h (186 mph). Excitement is palpable as fans eagerly anticipate witnessing some of the world’s most skilled riders competing for championship glory, with notable racers like Francesco Bagnaia from Ducati among the contenders.

Italian racing sensation Francesco Bagnaia, who has graced India with his presence for this event, recently showcased his playful side by engaging in a spot of cricket ahead of the highly anticipated race. Ducati Corse’s official ‘X’ handle shared a lighthearted moment, capturing Bagnaia’s cricketing endeavors.


“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,” read the caption accompanying the post.

Cricket took center stage as Bagnaia attempted a few deliveries as a bowler and took swings with the cricket bat, all against the backdrop of wickets set up on the iconic Buddh International Circuit, situated on the outskirts of New Delhi.

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In a unique spectacle, MotoGP superstar Marc Marquez took on a new challenge by piloting a sidecar, giving former cricket champion Suresh Raina an exhilarating ride around the circuit. This unexpected crossover between motorsport and cricket undoubtedly left fans in awe, celebrating the spirit of sportsmanship and camaraderie.