Meager tricolor booty in MotoGP after 9 GPs: solely three podiums and no victory for an Italian rider up to now. A damaging “file” within the present premier class.
With the primary a part of the 2021 MotoGP season closed, it is time to take inventory. With two-wheeled Italy that definitely can’t exult significantly as regards the premier class. No Italian winner within the first 9 Grands Prix, plus we file tricolor flashes on the rostrum solely on three events, or a 3rd of the races. It’s a damaging file for the present main class of the World Championship, which had by no means collected so little up to now in a championship begin.
Keep in mind, there are three seasons by which we’ve got not registered Italian winners within the first 9 Grands Prix. Specifying that within the two-year interval 2011-2012 there weren’t actually our normal bearers on the highest step of the rostrum. In 2014, nevertheless, 13 GPs are wanted for the primary of solely two Italian triumphs of the yr, tricolor spots in a Spanish domination. As for the variety of podiums, as talked about it’s the worst consequence within the MotoGP period. The earlier damaging file was four podiums in 9 GPs within the 2011 and 2013 seasons.
Francesco Bagnaia completed third in Qatar-1, then 2nd in Portimao and Jerez. In Spain double tricolor with Franco Morbidelli third. It ends right here: the one Italian word afterward the rostrum was Ducati because of Miller and particularly Zarco. With the Frenchman who, not surprisingly, occupies the provisional second place on the planet championship. The one Italian within the higher areas is at all times Bagnaia, however with a 47-point drawback from the present chief Quartararo. Now the MotoGP is on hiatus, the second a part of the championship begins at the start of August. Is a change of pattern attainable?