MotoGP, GP Americas 2022. Aprilia arrives in Austin as a leader. Can it impose its law in an anarchist World Cup? – OA Sport

No break for the MotoGP, which is preparing to hit the track for the second consecutive Sunday. The April 10 in fact, the Grand Prix of the Americasfourth act of a championship so far totally anarchist. The situation of the MotoGP, where there is absolute confusion. Just think of the fact that in the first three races nine different and well-known riders have already reached the podium thirteen different centaurs appeared in the top-five! In other words, no one has yet proposed more than once in the top three, while only two have repeated a placement in the top five. One of them is the surprising leader of the world ranking Aleix Espargarò.

As recently as forty days ago, not even his mother would have dared to predict that the 32-year-old Catalan would be the man with the most points after three competitions! Instead he was able to deny every prediction, winning the first career victory (right on the day of the 200th GP in the premier class!) And accidentally bringing theAprilia to the first ever success in MotoGP. How long will it last? Impossible to tell. Certainly the Iberian and the Casa di Noale got off to a great start and, as far as we have seen, it cannot be said that they are there by chance.

The question is whether Austin will bring yet another surprising result, with new protagonists in top positions, or if someone will be able to repeat themselves and propose their candidacy for the Iris in the long term. In this regard it would be fundamental for Francesco Bagnaia find the right feeling with his Ducati, in such a way as to mark the first heavy points. The GP22 is there and it is competitive, but Pecco struggling to take it to the limit. Also what will be the face of a Fabio Quartararo back as wavy as in 2020? The Frenchman is seriously considering farewell to Yamaha to bond with Honda starting in 2023, where it could pair with a Marc Marquez struggling with too many physical problems?

MotoGP timetable, GP Americas 2022: free practice, qualifying and race TV program. Sky guide, delayed TV8

Speaking of Marquez, the Spaniard solved the diplopia that hit him after the terrible crash in the warm-up of the Indonesian GP. He will regularly of the game in Austin, where he has already triumphed 7 times. Finally, woe to underestimate the two Suzuki riders. Do you know who is the only man to have finished in the top six all the races? If you have thought about Joan Mir you have won a doll. Okay, always fourth or sixth, but never lower anyway. Also do you know who, apart from Aleix Espargarò, boasts two placings in the top-five? At this point the answer is obvious, because we are talking about Alex Rins. Moreover, the latter is the only centaur other than Marquez to have won in Austin in the MotoGP …

45 – ESPARGARO ‘Aleix [ESP] {Aprilia}
38 – BINDER Brad [RSA] {Ktm}
36 – BASTIANINI Enea [ITA] {Ducati Gresini}
36 – RINS Alex [ESP] {Suzuki}
35 – QUARTARARO Fabio [FRA] {Yamaha}
33 – MIR Joan [ESP] {Suzuki}
28 – OLIVEIRA Miguel [POR] {Ktm}
24 – ZARCO Johann [FRA] {Ducati Pramac}
20 – MARTIN Jorge [ESP] {Ducati Pramac}
20 – ESPARGARO ‘Pol [ESP] {Honda}

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