MotoGP 2022. What if an accountant wins the MotoGP? In 3 races 9 different riders on the podium – MotoGP

There is great balance, for the first time in 20 years of MotoGP no Honda or Yamaha rider in the top three of the standings after three races. The championship is long. A reflection: and if instead that the strongest wins the one with the most placings? And who could it be?

April 6, 2022

It is a MotoGP championship which, for many reasons, is slow in hiring gods defined contours. All very balanced and compelling. The reasons in this 2022 are many, let’s see some of them in no particular order: the Marc Marquez at the half-serve of this start of the season (back to Austin where he is the undisputed master), two of the first three races that have had many external problemsto Mandalika the asphalt too hot and that was in danger of being ruined, then the torrential rain changed the cards on the table. In Argentina, the GP was held over two days instead of three due to delay in the delivery of materials (There are also problems in Austin for the delivery of materials).

It must be said that the tendency to a greater leveling of equilibrium on the track comes from afar: from the transition from Bridgestone to Michelin, from the fact that now all the bikes are super competitive and the gaps between the riders are in the order of the second or even less and, again, from the lack of Marquez who between 2020 and 2021 was slowed by injuries.

9 different drivers on the podium in three races

AND then it happened that in the first three races of 2022 the winning pilots were Enea Bastianini on Ducati, Miguel Oliveira on Ktm e Aleix Espargaro on Aprilia. Also on the podium were Brad Binder (Ktm), Pol Espargaro (Honda), Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha), Johann Zarco (Ducati), Jorge Martin (Ducati) and Alex Rins (Suzuki).

A fact practically unique which had not occurred since the 1952 season, ie 70 years ago.

Zero wins for Japanese bikes

TO win so far have been Ducati, Ktm and Aprilia. The Borgo Panigale house has the most podiums (3, a first, a second and a third), followed by Ktm (a first and a second), Aprilia (a first), then Yamaha (a second) and last Honda. and Suzuki with a third place each.

No Honda and Yamaha rider among the top three: never happened in the MotoGP era

D.from 2002 to today it has never happened that standard-bearer of the two historic Japanese houses weren’t in the top three of the ranking after 3 races. From 2002 to 2010 Valentino Rossi he has always been part of the first 3 races, later also Jorge Lorenzo And Marc Marquez they were consistently at the top even at the start of the season. In 2020 and 2021 it was Fabio Quartararo on Yamaha to save the honor of the Japanese manufacturer.

Today, however, there are the first three places in the ranking Aleix Espargaro with 45 points, a very low score, followed by Brad Binder at 38, Enea Bastianini And Alex Rins at 36. Fifth Quartararo with 35. The first Honda is Pol Espargarotenth with 20 points.

Nothing is decided, everything is in the making. Could it be the pilot-accountant championship?

T.re competitions in a world that provides 21 tests are not very indicative and all the mitigating circumstances of the case must be considered: to make a more precise balance on the values ​​in the field it is necessary wait for the summer. What is certain is that this alternation at the top is an indication of an increasingly marked equilibrium.

A reflection: one thinks that the driver who can win the world championship could be not-the-strongest-ever but that more accountantcapable of settling for many placings, thread 3-4 wins And as many podiums.

Who in your opinion could be a capable driver keep calm and make as many placings as possible?

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