MotoGP reigning champion Francesco Bagnaia has expressed concern about the threat posed by his close friend Marco Bezzecchi, who currently leads the championship. Bagnaia and Bezzecchi, who are both part of the VR46 Academy, have acknowledged that they are likely to become on-track rivals in the coming races, and they could potentially battle for the title in 2023. Bagnaia will be back in action at the Circuit of The Americas after a week’s break following the double-header opening to the season. In other MotoGP news, Yamaha has reviewed Toprak Razgatlioglu’s test on the M1, and Gresini rider Fabio Di Giannantonio has tempered expectations of victory ahead of the Americas GP. Meanwhile, Massimo Rivola, CEO of Aprilia Racing, has discussed the highs and lows of the current season. Marc Marquez and Enea Bastianini will both miss the Austin race, but the championship’s top three riders are all still in contention.