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

From zero to ten: numbers, statistics and votes to retrace what happened in Austin in the GP of the Americas, not only on the track and not only in MotoGP

April 12, 2022

Who knows how long it hasn’t happened?

D.used in Qatar and the USA, KTM in Indonesia, Aprilia in Argentina: so far, on the top step of the MotoGP podium they have climbed European bikes only. How long has it not happened that in the first four races a Japanese bike hasn’t won? Who knows the answer?

Zerolike the victories of Japanese motorcycles in the first four MotoGP races

His time has finally come

TOthe 22nd race in Moto2, Tony Arbolino has conquered his first victory – which is also the first podium – in Moto2. This is Tony’s fourth success and 13th career podium, 22 years not yet turned.

Onelike Arbolino’s victories in Moto2

Martin after Bagnaia

F.until 2021, only Marc Marquez had started from pole in the GP of the Americas. Only Ducati has succeeded in the feat of beat the eight-time world champion on “his” track: in 2021 with Pecco Bagnaia and in 2022 with Jorge Martin.

Twolike Ducati’s (consecutive) pole positions

Like Kenny Noyes and Joe Roberts

C.ameron Beaubier is the third American driver to conquer the pole from the Moto2: before him there were Kenny Noyes (Le Mans 2010) and Joe Roberts (3 in 2020). However, to find a star-striped driver in front of everyone in qualifying in the middle class, you have to go back to 1989, when John Kocinski took pole in 250 at Laguna Seca.

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Austin after Valencia, Portimao and Le Mans

TOndrea Migno he obtained the fourth pole of his career, after that of Valencia 2019, Portugal and France 2021. Migno has never won starting from pole, but has climbed the podium three times, second in Valencia, third in Portugal and in the USA. In total, they are 11 the podiums obtained by Andrea in Moto3.

Fourlike the Migno poles

Like Honda in 2003

1-2-3-4-5: never the Ducati had achieved a similar result in qualification. And it is of course a rather rare event, but not unique, because it was successful in MotoGP Honda in 2003 at Motegi with Max Biaggi, Makoto Tamada, Valentino Rossi, Sete Gibernau and Nicky Hayden. In Austin, Ducati conquered the entire front row for the third time in its history with Martin-Miller-Bagnaia. She succeeded in 2021 at Misano, GP of Emilia Romagna, with Bagnaia-Miller-Marini and in Valencia, GP of the Valencian Community – with Martin-Bagnaia-Miller.

Fivelike the Ducati in the first five places in QP

The 27th in his career

JMartin orgies he won his second pole seasonal, the sixth in MotoGP, the 27th of his career (20 in Moto3, 1 in Moto2, 6 in MotoGP). Martin got pole from Q1: this is the fifth time this has happened since this formula has existed in qualifying. Before him, Marquez (Thailand 2018), Vinales (Valencia 2018), Bagnaia (Emilia Romagna 2021) and Martin himself (Austria 2021) had succeeded.

Sixlike Martin’s MotoGP poles.

58.3% of wins

D.fter that of Andrea Migno, Celestino Vietti and Enea Bastianini in Qatar; that of Dennis Foggia in Indonesia; by Celestino Vietti in Argentina, here are the successes of Tony Arbolino And Enea Bastianini in USA: the Italian drivers have won 7 of the 12 races so far disputed, or 58.3%. As for the podiums, the Italian drivers got 10 out of 36 available, so 27.7%.

Sevenlike the Italian successes since the start of the year

The pilot repeatedly on the ground

Qhe on Sunday in the fourth lap race while he was in fifth position was theeighth fall of Pedro Acosta of the season. The young rookie of the Moto2 he is the rider who has slipped the most in the three categories. In Moto3 commands this unenviable ranking Alberto Surra with 7 in (in Austin he got a mini fracture of the right scaphoid, good luck), in MotoGP Alex Marquez with 6.

Eightlike the falls of Acosta.

All the firsts beaten

Andwas the ninth time that the ad was run Austin. Thanks to the new asphalt, in addition, of course, to the continuous progress of motorcycles and tires, they have been beaten all the records of the track. In qualifying the new reference is 2’02 “039 of, in the race the 2’03” 521 of Enea Bastianini, on the distance 41’23 “111. In 2021 Marquez had won in 41’41 ”435. By that time, Marc would have finished 14th on Sunday, ahead of Takaaki Nakagami.

Ninelike the GPs held in Austin

Miller is also added

D.fter Bastianini, Binder, P. Espargaro, Oliveira, Quartararo, Zarco, A.Espargaro, Martin, Rins, here Jack Miller: is the tenth rider to get on the MotoGP podium in 2022. Bastianini and Rins are the first two riders to have won two podiums this season. In Moto3 so far they have been on the podium eight pilots (Foggia, Garcia, Migno, Guevara, Masia, Tatay, Sasaki and Toba), in Moto2 seven (Vietti, Ogura, Arbolino, Canet, Chantra, Lowes and Dixon).

Tenlike the riders on the podium in MotoGP

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