MotoGP 2022, Argentina GP: Zam’s report cards – MotoGP

10 and Praise to Aleix Espargaro and 10 to Aprilia, 9 to Jorge Martin and Ducati, Suzuki also did well with a nice 8.5. Failure at Yamaha

April 4, 2022

Aleix Espargaro vote 10 and praise

Lo sport always gives great emotions: until Sunday morning, Aleix had the negative record of being therehe is the only MotoGP rider who hasn’t won a single race; from Sunday afternoon it enters the book of records as the first rider to triumph with Aprilia in the highest expression of motorcycling racing.

A success built with great strength and determination over the last six years: there is not a person in Noale who does not recognize all his merits. Aprilia gave him a great bike, but he did he did a great job from all points of view. Captain Aprilia.

Jorge Martin 9

S.ul dry lap is explosive, one of the best ever, but also in the race he knows how to do it. Espargaro was superior, but he nodid not give up until the penultimate laptrying in every way to resist, making it very difficult for the final overtaking of the rival. A great driver, one who really likes. To have it like that.

Alex Rins 8 the race, fast and consistent, without errors: a result that can give him great confidence, also considering that next Sunday it runs in Austin, where he won in 2019. He continues to struggle in qualifying: if he had started later, he could also have fought for the victory. We hope this is the beginning of a steady return to higher levels. Deserved podium.

Joan Mir 7

TOthe end gets a result more than satisfactory, but all weekend he was slower than his teammate. Beyond the final result, he has impressed less than other times. A little dull.

Pecco Bagnaia 7

D.isastrous in evidencein all respects, convincing in the race: it was not easy to recover after what happened in the first two GPs and in qualifying, he did it by proving to have character. He still does not have this Ducati in his hand as he had last year, but the positive signs are important and comforting. There is plenty of time to recover. Newfound confidence.

Brad Binder 6.5

No.not a great result, but another proof that confirms its solidity: even when he is not perfectly in place, he manages to bring home important points, which are worth second place in the championship. A pilot you can rely on. Tenacious.

Maverick Vinales 7

D.agreement, if your teammate wins and you get 6 “54 you shouldn’t be too positive in the judgment, but I think it’s fair to point out the great steps forward made in this GP. Even if he disagrees, he continues to struggle too much at the beginning: in the first lap he lost three positions. Then he lapped on good times, recovered and suffered two more overtakes in the last two laps. But overall his GP was certainly positive. Important steps forward.

Fabio Quartararo 6

F.until proof to the contrary, with Yamaha you can’t do better than this. The result is very negative, but for me the fault lies not with the rider: he does everything he can do very well. He has no way to defend himself. Without horses.

Marco Bezzecchi 8

B.very good race, on a track where he had already won in the past. A crash in Q1 prevented him from playing later, but the end result is still good: wins by overwhelming comparison with other rookies.

Enea Bastianini 5

D.after two convincing qualifications, in Argentina he is struggling again in the timed session as it happened to him in 2021. And even in the race he was less competitive than expected: this time, could have done better. Slow tango.

Luca Marini 5

P.For the second time in the front row, he confirms that he has the right speed in the flying lap. In competition has yet to find consistency over distance: he started well, he kept a good pace for half of the GP, then he dropped. The growth path may be longer than expected, but the potential is there. We need to take another step forward.

Miguel Oliveira 4

D.fter the victory in Indonesia, much more was expected. Instead is back to workconfirming that consistency is not its strong point.

Jack Miller 4

No.I’m not sure if something important has happened to his bike, the result is certainly very negative. Difficult to understand.

Andrea Dovizioso 4

Lthe bike remained lowered due to an error at the start: it did not unlock the front lowering after the start. A mistake born of the lack of serenity and a totally unexpected situation for him. Complicated return.

Franco Morbidelli 5

ORIn addition to the difficulties of the bike, here is one puncture in the racesomething that happens very rarely. The vote is for qualifying, certainly not for the race. We have to hold on.

Pol Espargaro 4

D.two crashes, one on Saturday and one in the race. Up until that point he wasn’t doing badly (he was fourth), but the mistake was all his.

Fabio Di Giannantonio 4

Johann Zarco 4

TOhe had a good pace, he crashed immediately (on the sixth lap).

Aprilia RS-GP vote 10

ANDIt is clear that it’s not the perfect bikebut the 10 goes to commitment, dedication, to the work done in recent years. The RS-GP has grown continuously and in 2022 it is proving to be competitive everywhere: the engine pushes hard, the chassis is effective, the tires are used well. Very good.

Ducati DesmosediciGP vote 9

No.It can certainly not be said that it is not competitive: third front row and third podium in three races. The problem is that the protagonist always changes (apart from Martin in rehearsal), but it is clear that the potential is there. It must be exploited.

Suzuki GSX-RR 8.5 vote

M.half a vote less only for the performance in qualifying, even if it is difficult to understand if the fault lies with the bike or the riders. All in all, competitive.

KTM RC16 rating 7.5

Un step back compared to the two previous GPs. But in the end it didn’t go that bad.

Honda RC213V rating 7.5

QHe wasted in practice and in the race until Pol Espargaro lay down. The problem is that Nakagami (grade 5) and A.Marquez (4) are in great difficulty, M.Marquez is not there and Espargaro, alas, confirms his limits. But I don’t think the bike is that bad.

Yamaha M1 vote 5

M.ale, very bad. The lack of competitiveness is compromising the present, but also the future: thus it will be complicated to renew Quartararo’s contract.


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