The 2023 MotoGP season is set to start in March next year and will consist of 21 rounds. The 2023 season will see Francesco Bagnaia try and defend his world championship title with Ducati Lenovo. Here's a list of all the teams and riders participating in next year's season:
Fabio Quartararo entered the 2022 season as the defending world champion but could not successfully defend his title against Francesco Bagnaia, who clinched his first world title in the sport this year. The Ducati Lenovo team won the team's championship, giving their constructor Ducati the 2022 constructors' title. While things have been hunky-dory for the Italian constructor, the same can't be said about Honda, who have had their worst season since their entry into the premier class racing series. The Japanese constructor finished the season in last place, failing to score a single victory in the sport for the first time in the modern MotoGP era.
Provisional calendar for the 2023 MotoGP season
The 2023 season is expected to be an interesting one to follow, especially since we have had four different winners in the last four seasons. There is even a possibility that we could see a fifth different winner in five seasons.
Enea Bastianini was more than a handful in the year-old Ducati at Gresini last season. He often showed he had the pace to even beat Ducati's lead rider Pecco Bagnaia and if it wasn't for him using an older bike and some inconsistency, he could have challenged for the title as well. In 2023, he will have the same specification bike as the champion and this should make things very interesting.
Marc Marquez, on the other hand, appeared to have reached a respectable level of fitness following his shoulder surgery and will be hoping for his first full season back since 2020.
To make matters more interesting, the 2023 MotoGP season will see sprint races every race weekend, unlike its four-wheeled cousin F1. This will bring another variable into the championship as well as tire preservation goes out of the window in the abbreviated races. Overall, the 2023 season will have plenty to keep an eye on. Here's the provisional calendar for the 2023 season:
Not many sports can boast of having four different title winners consecutively, making MotoGP a sport to watch out for. It will be interesting to see whether a fifth new champion will emerge in the 2023 season.