As a part of a significant shake-up to the race weekend format for 2023, MotoGP will run dash contests on the Saturday of each grand prix weekend.
These dash races will run to half distance of the primary grand prix and might be value a most of 12 factors, with qualifying deciding the grid for each occasions.
On the current Portugal MotoGP pre-season check, riders used the ultimate day to apply dash race simulations, which revealed among the physicality that might be wanted for them when the season begins subsequent weekend.
Marquez notes that the “mentality might be fairly completely different” for the dash race, however expects he has a motorcycle within the Ducati to have the ability to “get pleasure from” them this yr.
“I used to be making an attempt to push on the most from the start to see how the rear tyre was happening, and simply making an attempt to maintain the rhythm,” Marquez stated of his dash race simulation within the Portugal check.
“[It feels] not dangerous. I feel I pushed the rear tyre a bit of bit an excessive amount of to start with, nevertheless it was already within the plan to see how the remaining was.
“The dash races might be full gasoline from the start to the top. In a protracted race you might want to adapt a bit extra, change your using fashion and this dash race is simply go.
“So, bodily it’s fairly demanding as a result of you might want to push rather a lot.
Alex Marquez, Gresini Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
“Mentality might be fairly completely different, as a result of usually while you end race it’s like [you go] in your holidays [afterwards].
“So, Saturday might be essential to not be too enthusiastic when you have a very good dash race and give attention to Sunday.
“However I imply we are going to attempt to get pleasure from it. We now have the bike to benefit from the dash race, as a result of as we all know the Ducati is actually quick on time assault. So, the dash race might be good for us I feel.”
The 2023 MotoGP season begins on the weekend of 24-26 March on the Algarve Worldwide Circuit.