MotoGP 2022. The Argentine GP from 0 to 10 – MotoGP

From zero to ten: numbers, statistics and votes to retrace what happened at Termas de Rio Hondo in the Argentine GP, not only on the track and not only in MotoGP

April 6, 2022

A revolution yet to be perfected

L‘front dynamic lowering device, the latest “devilry” developed by the engineer Luigi Dall’Igna has caused a lot of talk, has made people discuss, all the other manufacturers against Ducati, so much so that from 2023 it will be banned. For the moment, however, it can be used, but it has yet to be fine-tuned and not in all tracks of advantages. As for example in Termas: none of the five GP22s at the start had fitted the new device.

Zerolike Ducati with dynamic front lowering.

Like 50 other pilots

TOleix Espargaro has conquered his first victory in MotoGP at the 200th race. In the history of 500 / MotoGP they are 51 pilots who climbed – for the moment – once on the top step of the podium. I also remember that for Espargaro it is the first ever success of his career in 306 races disputed in the world championship. It is also the first victory for Aprilia in the maximum displacement

Onelike the victories of Aleix Espargaro (and Aprilia in MotoGP)

Fasting broken

F.the zero effect under the heading “Spanish victories 2022” had an effect. Sergio Garcia and Aleix Espargaro they started to put things right …

Twolike the Spanish victories 2022

Like Harada and McWilliams

TOleix Espargaro is the third Aprilia rider to take pole position with Aprilia in the maximum displacement: before him Tetsuya Harada had succeeded at Mugello in 1999 and Jeremy McWilliams at Phillip Island in 2000, both with the twin-cylinder RSW 500.

Threelike the Aprilia poles in 500 / MotoGP

Termas like our drivers

C.elestino Vietti is the fourth consecutive Italian driver to triumph in Argentina in Moto2 after Franco Morbidelli (2017), Mattia Pasini (2018) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (2019). The last non-Italian driver to triumph at Termas was therefore Johann Zarco in 2016.

Fourlike the victorious Italian riders in Moto2

He could do more

Land my expectations for Tony Arbolino they are very tall, in my opinion it has everything for stand on the podium in every GP. So seeing him “only” sixth at the finish 7 “5 behind the winner makes me say that his race was not so exciting. Especially considering that he started from the front row.

Five laps are enough to win

THEn Argentina two other drivers – Jorge Martin and Aleix Espargaro – made at least one lap at the top, for a total of six riders since the start of the season. In detail: Jorge Martin 20, Miguel Oliveira and Pol Espargaro 17, Enea Bastianini and Aleix Espargaro 5, Jack Miller 3. Curious that five laps in the lead were enough for Bastianini and Espargaro to win their first GP.

Sixlike the riders in command for at least one MotoGP lap.

Bravo the Brazilian

TOOn the eve of the first race in Qatar, he was a little surprised as Maverick Vinales had indicated Diogo Moreira, a young rookie born in 2004, as the favorite for the Moto3 title. Moreira, Brazilian, comes from Rookies Cup 2021closed in sixth place: I don’t think she can win the title, but in the first three races she showed she can do it.

Vote sevento Diogo Moreira

A great race

D.after two difficult GPs, Riccardo RossiSic58 team rider, won a excellent fourth place, both in qualifying and in the race. An excellent performance by a good guy, who needs to believe more in his qualities. We hope that this result will give him a good boost.

Vote eightto Riccardo Rossi

We must go back to 1952

No.I’m not a real statistician, so I may have been wrong, but according to my calculations, you have to go back to 1952 to find nine different riders on the podium of the first three races. Incredible. Up to now, they have finished in the top three: Bastianini, B. Binder, P. Espargaro in Qatar; Oliveira, Quartararo and Zarco in Indonesia; A.Espargaro, Martin and Rins in Argentina. Book of records stuff.

Ninelike the riders on the MotoGP podium in the first three races.

Exceptional technicians

THE however, the mechanics were the real “heroes” of the Argentine GP, the technicians, all the people who had to work from 4 on Saturday morning to prepare the bikes, set up the garage and arrange everything needed to compete in a GP. Thank you all, it is your merit that the race was held.

Vote tento the mechanics, technicians and staff of the teams.

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