MotoGP, in the 2022 World Championship there is total anarchy. Will the European tracks bring order and define the hierarchies? – OA Sport

“The 2022 MotoGP World Championship is like a box of chocolates, you never know what happens to you”. Let us paraphrase Forrest Gump, but this is the perfect synthesis of what we have seen so far in the top motorcycle category – one surprise after another. Three different winners after the first three races they were a predictable and desirable situation. Nonetheless, everyone would have mentioned the names of Fabio Quartararo, Francesco Bagnaia and Marc Marquez.

Instead the reality of the facts saw Aeneas triumph BastianiniMiguel Oliveira And Aleix Espargaròhowever, riding bikes that few would have thought they would be the first to pass under the checkered flag, that is, one Ducati version 2021one Ktm it’s a’Aprilia. Even the latter had never celebrated a success in the premier class.

Let’s be honest, who would have thought of seeing Aleix Espargarò world leader after three stages? We are talking about a 32-year-old rider, who has been racing in the World Championship since he was 15 and who had never won a GP in any class… At least until yesterday! At Termas de Rio Hondo the Catalan also won on the day of his 200th race in the major category. In short, the MotoGP 2022 follows overturned logic than expected.

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Indeed, let’s say that thetotal anarchy. The most striking data is represented by nine different pilots already got on podium, a situation that has only occurred twice in the past. It should also be emphasized how all six builders present have already been awarded a placement in the top-three. Finally, this is the 30th season in which the current scoring system is used. Never, after three GPs, the leader of the general classification had only 45 points. Certainly some circumstances they favored this power vacuum, like the rain in Mandalika and the weekend packed into just two days in Termas de Rio Hondo. However, beyond the anomalous situations, theabsence of any hierarchy it is a reality.

We’ll see what happens this week in Texas, because from Latin America we immediately move to the United States, where we will already race on Palm Sunday. Maybe Austin will help figure out who is better off than others, even if the impression is that he is witnessing some sort of huge and prolonged “warm-up” in view of the arrival in Europe and the relative tour de force spring-early summer.

In fact, from 24 April to 26 June they are well planned 7 Grands Prix over 10 weeks, moreover, all on tracks well known by pilots and technicians. Probably in this phase the wheat will separate from the chaff and the candidates to conquer the 2022 World Cup will emerge in an incontrovertible way. Nonetheless, right now, the group of gods pretenders to the rainbow crown verges on double digits. We await the responses of the Circuit of the Americas, thanks to which we could have some more points of reference. Indeed, we may have some reference points. End. Because currently, in MotoGP, even the cardinal points are missing! Better this way, uncertainty and surprise are the engine and fuel of enthusiasm.

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