Which tenders were favorable to Bagnaia and which ones to Quartararo. And watch out for Espargarò… – OA Sport

There are five races left until the end of the 2022 MotoGP World Championships And the situation is definitely open. If you replay the tape and think about what happened after the German GP and crash Francesco BagnaiaAnd the The world title appears to have already been won by Yamaha’s Frenchman, Fabio Quartararo. In fact, bragged across the Alps 91 points ahead of Ducati’s Piedmont The succession of zeros made it very difficult to imagine a return.

Instead The four consecutive victories for Pico and second place for Aragon brought the Italian driver 10 points behind Fabio, who crashed today in Spain.. A situation resulting from Bagnaia highly performing, but also one result Intense red with the other standard-bearers of Borgo Panigale, as certified by the success of today’s Enea Bastianini and the Italian team winning the Constructors’ title (10 wins in 2022). This, in effect, forces Quartararo to deal with more opponents who are able to stand in front of him because they are equipped with an unusual vehicle. In fact, it is no accident In Assen (Netherlands), Silverstone (Great Britain), Spielberg (Austria), Misano and Aragon there were two Ducati riders on the podium and at least four in the top ten:

Ulanda GP 2022

1 25 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 40’25.205 175.2
2 20 72 Marco Pizzi Eta Moni VR46 Racing Team Ducati 40’25.649 175.2 0.444
3 16 12 Maverick Viales Spa Aprilia Racing Apr 40’26.414 175.2 1.209
4 13 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing APRILIA 40’27.790 175.1 2.585
5 11 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 40’27.926 175.1 2.721.1
6 10 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 40’28.250 175.0 3.045
7 9 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 40’29.545 174.9 4.340
8 8 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR SUZUKI 40’33,390174.7 8185
9 7 88 Miguel Oliveira for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 40’33.530174.6 8.325
10 6 42 Alex Rins Spa Team Suzuki Xstar Suzuki 40’33,801 174.6 8,596

Moto GB. Enea Bastianini ruthlessly wins the Aragon GP by overtaking Bagnaia on the last lap! Quartararo drops, “Pecco” at -10

Great Britain GP 2022

1 25 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 40’10.260176.2
2 20 12 Maverick Viales Spa Aprilia Racing April 40’10.686 176.2 0.426
3 16 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 40’10.874176.2 0.614
4 13 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Gresini Racing MotoGP DUCATI 40’11.911 176.1 1.651
5 11 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 40’12.010 176.1 1.750
6 10 88 Miguel Oliveira for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 40’12.987176.0 2.727
7 9 42 ALEX RINSE SPA TEAM SUZUKI EXTRA SUZUKI 40’13.281176.0 3.021
8 8 20 Fabio Quartaro FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 40’14.079 175.9 3,819
9 7 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing APRILIA 40’14.218 175.9 3.958
10 6 72 Marco Pizzi Eta Moni VR46 Racing Ducati Team 40’16.906 175.7 6.646

GP Austria 2022

1 25 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 42’14.886172.8
2 20 20 Fabio Quartaro FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 42’15.378 172.8 0.492
3 16 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 42’17.049172.7 2.163
4 13 10 Luca MARINI ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team DUCATI 42’23.234172.3 8.348
5 11 5 Johann Zarco FRA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 42’23.707172.2 8.821
6 10 41 Alex Espargaro Spa Aprilia Racing April 42’26.173172.1 11.287
7 9 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 42’26.528172.1 11.642.26
8 8 42 Alex Rins Spa Team Suzuki Xstar Suzuki 42’26,666 172.0 11,780
9 7 72 Marco Pizzi Eta Moni VR46 Racing Ducati Team 42′ 31.873 171.7 16,987
10 6 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 42’32.030 171.7 17.144

Misano GP 2022

1 25 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 41’43.199 164.0
2 20 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Gresini Racing MotoGP DUCATI 41’43.233 164.0 0.034
3 16 12 Maverick Villas Spa Aprilia Racing April 41’47.411 163.8 4.212
4 13 10 Luca MARINI ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team DUCATI 41’48.482163.7 5.283
5 11 20 Fabio Quartaro FRA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YAMAHA 41’48,970 163.7 5,771
6 10 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing APRILIA 41’53.429 163.4 10.230
7 9 42 Alex Rins Spa Team Suzuki Xstar Suzuki 41’55,695 163.2 12,496
8 8 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 41’57.860163.1 14.661.23
9 7 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 42’00.931 162.9 17.732
10 6 73 Alex Marques Spa LCR Honda Castrol Honda 42’05.185 162.6 21.986

GP Aragon 2022

1 25 23 Enea BASTIANINI ITA Gresini Racing MotoGP DUCATI 41’35.462 168.4
2 20 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 41’35.504168.4 0.042
3 16 41 Alex Espargaro Spa Aprilia Racing April 41’41.601 168.0 6.139
4 13 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 41’41.841168.0 6.379.41
5 11 43 Jack MILLER AUS Ducati Lenovo Team DUCATI 41’42.426 167.9 6.964.26
6 10 89 Jorge MARTIN SPA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 41’47.492 167.6 12.030
7 9 10 Luca MARINI ITA Mooney VR46 Racing Team DUCATI 41’47.936 167.6 12.474
8 8 5 Johann Zarco FRA Prima Pramac Racing DUCATI 41’48.117 167.6 12.655
9 7 42 Alex Rins Spa Team Suzuki Xstar Suzuki 41’48.164 167.6 12,702
10 6 72 Marco Pizzi Eta Moni VR46 Racing Ducati Team 41’51.612 167.3 16.150

The trend thus emphasizes the strength and periodicity of the Italian motorcycle. A worker can smile at Bagnaia from the next worker Motegi Weekend (Japan). TheThe shape of the track should match the red color better, being an Austrian-style Stop & Go track. Weather conditions should be taken into account, as rain is friendly to red. In Thailand, there’s no shortage of unknowns given that the references are outdated and memory leads to a great comparison of 2019’s Quartararo and Marquez, who smiled at the Iberian. A track where, in fact, there was no race for the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021.

Same word as audition in Australia, absent on the calendar in the seasons mentioned. Historically, in the “post-Casey Stoner” era, On Phillip Island, Ducati has always struggled and will start Yamaha with the underdogs, speaking of a circuit that requires a lot of travel. different words for Sepang (Malaysia), where Red’s engine power can lend a hand to Pecco. In the end, The last chapter in ValenciaWhere he was there in 2021, the Bagnaia trilogy of Ducati, Martin, Miller could be another round to make the home of Borgo Panigale smile.

Schematic summary:

16th Japanese Grand Prix (September 25) – Francesco Bagnaia

17th GP Thailand (October 2) – Incognita

18 Australian Grand Prix (October 16) – Fabio Quartararo

19th Malaysian Grand Prix (23 October) – Francesco Bagnaia

20 Valencia GP (6 November) – Francesco Bagnaia

To account for what the third wheel can do, that is Alex Espargaro At 17 lengths off the top currently and with the advantage of being a bit under-represented with the lights off, the ability to take advantage of the mistakes of the main contenders. The Aprilia is a bike that has grown a lot and on a track where there isn’t a lot of grip, it can make a difference. we will see.

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