If he only found that extra consistency, he would be a total talent. The class does not lack a file Biko Bagnayabut some fall a lot condemns him against a Fabio Quartararo Who always manages to be clear and precise in the race. The Third win in a row It shows a more mature driver who understands how important it is to choose with maturity and reason. He has understood this through mistakes that he continues to pay dearly for, such as those made in Qatar, Indonesia, Le Mans and Sachsenring. while, Enea Bastianini e George Martin They failed in the crucial race and have to wait for Misano to see who will win the position at the Ducati Desmosedici in 2023.
In Austria, Quartararo managed to attack and overtake Jack Miller He risked finishing ahead of Bagnaia who struggled with the soft front tire, and was saved by the few laps available. It is a result that respects goals Yamaha in Quartararo, aware of the need to run a defensive race because the track, with its long track and few paid segments, was more suitable for a Ducati than Bagnaia. Thus the 2021 champion was preceded by 492ppt by Ducati and finished five points behind Bagnaya (now at 200 and 156). while, Enea Bastianini It was unfortunate today: It hit the pavement violently between Turns 9 and 10 and warped the leading edge, causing it to lose pressure on the tire. the same fate for George MartinDucati Desmosedici rival in 2023: He tried to attack Miller to finish third at Turn One, but locked the bike too much and finished too long, only finishing 10th. The race in Austria should have unofficially represented the crucial competition to decide which would be the favorites over next season, but the score on the track (and the words of Gigi Daligna and Paolo Ciabati) suggests that the umpire will not have that performance in mind, but will focus on Misano.
Alex Espargaro I had to give in to a very good one Luca Marini it’s at Johann Zarko, but finished well in sixth place and thus remains linked to Quartaro in the fighting standings (up by 32 points). The hope is that Espargaró will reach Misano almost fully recovering from the heel fracture he practically suffered at Silverstone, which still does not allow him to lead 100% on the track. At that point a Maverick Vinales Fast, but in Austria he took only thirteenth place. So Marini, fourth, showed excellent pace like in Sachsenring, Ktm from Brad Pender (Seventh place), which especially grew in the second half of the race, Suzuki Alex Rains (8th place) A Ducati for Team VR46 Marco Besecki, also back after the beginning of the nineteenth in the beginning. On the other hand, Joanne Mir initially crashed due to extremely cold tires and a broken ankle. Another race to be forgotten for Honda who hasn’t made the top 10 in four races in a row. Finally, the fourteenth Alex Marquezsixteen Paul Espargaroseventeenth Stephen Bradel. All under the eyes of a frustrated person Marc Marquezin Austria to meet with Human Rights Council staff, waiting to get back on track.
Moreover, the Japanese house staff statistic froze: Twelve races without a podium, a fast we haven’t seen since 1982. The good news is that the new chicane before Turn 3 passed the test and didn’t make any casualties despite the fears of many. It’s also a good idea to avoid violent incidents like the one between Zarco and Morbidelli in 2020.