After a week’s break, the Repsol Honda Team are back with Marc Marquez and Joan Mir heading east again for Round 15 and the start of the penultimate triple-header of 2023.

The most intense period in MotoGP World Championship history begins this weekend in Mandalika, Indonesia as the Repsol Honda Team prepare to contest six races in six countries across just seven weeks. For the second time, the Mandalika International Circuit will host the Indonesian Grand Prix after its exciting debut on the calendar in 2022.

Having achieved a romantic podium at Honda’s home round in Japan, Marc Marquez arrives in Indonesia aiming to keep fighting at the front. A bruising weekend in 2022 meant the eight-time World Champion was forced to withdraw ahead of his first Indonesian GP, but Marquez is eager to make amends and race in front of the Indonesian fans this year. With steady improvements in each of the previous races, the #93 and the Repsol Honda Team remain firmly focused on carrying this moment on into Indonesia and the end of the year.

Joan Mir returns to action after the short break after two confidence building weekends in India and Japan, his feeling with the Honda RC213V constantly improving. Battling to sixth in a soaking wet Indonesian GP in 2022, Mir has shown speed around the 4.3km of Mandalika in the past and is hopefully he will recapture it once again on the Honda.

The Indonesian Grand Prix in Mandalika is the first of two triple headers which will finish out the 2023 season. Saturday, October 14, will see Indonesia host its first Sprint Race which will run across 13 laps. On Sunday, the MotoGP field will contest the main event – 27 laps around the Mandalika track and the fourth Grand Prix to be held in Indonesia since 1996.

Marc Marquez

“Our objective for this race is exactly the same as the ones which remain this year: go out and do our maximum to finish 2023 in the best way possible as a team. Indonesia is always an incredible country to visit, you can really feel the passion of the fans here and I enjoy coming here more and more each time. Unfortunately, last year I had a crash in Warm Up so finally I wasn’t able to race but I rode here in the test and during practice as well so we have some idea what to expect this year. Let’s put on a good show this weekend and really just enjoy it.”

Joan Mir

“We arrive in Indonesia after a week at home, refreshed and ready to go. In Japan we had some disappointment, but I am looking to put that behind me and use it for motivation. Last year we achieved a good result in sixth in very tricky conditions so we need to see what’s possible this weekend and also what the weather does. Right now the forecast is looking very hot!”

MotoGP 2023

Rider standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 Bagnaia Francesco 1 ITA 319 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
2 Martin Jorge 89 SPA 316 Pramac Racing Ducati
3 Bezzecchi Marco 72 ITA 265 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
4 Binder Brad 33 RSA 201 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
5 Espargaro Aleix 41 SPA 171 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
6 Zarco Johann 5 FRA 162 Pramac Racing Ducati
7 Vinales Maverick 12 SPA 139 Aprilia Racing Aprilia
8 Marini Luca 10 ITA 135 Mooney VR46 Racing Team Ducati
9 Miller Jack 43 AUS 125 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM
10 Quartararo Fabio 20 FRA 111 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
11 Marquez Alex 73 SPA 108 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
12 Morbidelli Franco 21 ITA 77 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha
13 Oliveira Miguel 88 POR 69 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
14 Fernandez Augusto 37 SPA 67 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
15 Marquez Marc 93 SPA 64 Repsol Honda Team Honda
16 Di Giannantonio Fabio 49 ITA 53 Team Gresini Racing MotoGP Ducati
17 Rins Alex 42 SPA 47 LCR Honda Honda
18 Nakagami Takaaki 30 JPN 45 LCR Honda Honda
19 Fernandez Raul 25 SPA 36 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
20 Pedrosa Dani 26 SPA 32 KTM Test Team KTM
21 Bastianini Enea 23 ITA 25 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
22 Mir Joan 36 SPA 20 Repsol Honda Team Honda
23 Espargaro Pol 44 SPA 12 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
24 Savadori Lorenzo 32 ITA 9 RNF MotoGP Team Aprilia
25 Folger Jonas 94 GER 9 Tech3 GASGAS Factory Racing KTM
26 Bradl Stefan 6 GER 8 Repsol Honda Team Honda
27 Petrucci Danilo 9 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
28 Pirro Michele 51 ITA 5 Ducati Lenovo Team Ducati
29 Crutchlow Cal 35 GBR 3 Yamaha Test Team Yamaha
30 Lecuona Iker 27 SPA 0 Repsol Honda Team Honda
Location Information

Mandalika International Street Circuit (known as Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit) is located in the Mandalika resort area on the Central Lombok Regency in West Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. The circuit is a venue for Asia Talent Cup, Superbike World Championship and Grand Prix motorcycle racing races.

Length 4.3 km
Width 15m
Left Corners 6
Right Corners 11
Longest Straight 723 m
Constructed 2021


Pole Position 1'29.978 (172.0Km/h) Luca Marini (Ducati, 2023)
Race Lap 1'30.909 (170.3Km/h) Enea Bastianini (Ducati, 2023)
Race Time 33'27.223 (154.2Km/h) Miguel Oliveira (KTM, 2022)
2023 Winner Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati)
2023 Sprint Winner Jorge Martin (Ducati)