Let’s talk about MotoGP: the best season since 2015?

The 2015 season was legendary ; this battle between the three titans has not finished making the ink flow. However, fiscal year 2022 has serious advantages. On the way to make a small analysis of this championship, and why it could go down in history.

Of course, the show is just a matter of perspective. This article only reflects the thought of its author, and you are free to talk about it in the comments. Everything will be read and commented on.

What is a mythical championship?

You need to find strong historical markers to rank a championship this way. In MotoGP, all the most significant championships, throughout history, respond to specific characteristics, such as suspense for example. It’s important to have a tight championship, ideally until the end, but not only that.

Also, the show on the track should be there. More than the overflows, it is the dramatic unfolding that prevails, the strong, sometimes sad images. A great season is all about unforgettable traits, strong emotions and also injustice. In short, it’s the best and worst of the sport, but with MotoGP sauce. Of course, other markers can be found, such as the intrinsic level of the pilots; to win without danger, he triumphs without glory.

Remember, Valencia 2017 and the heroic rescue of Márquez. Photo: Michelin Motorsport

Is the 2022 championship likely to become legendary?

Certainly for many reasons.

First of all, it is the scene of a real rupture, of a radical change in the appearance of the scenery. Japanese companies no longer dominate. The Assen Grand Prix confirms a real trend, which began around 2017 and the decline of Yamaha as a manufacturer. No Japanese machine among the top 4 on arrival. It hadn’t happened since 1972 United Nations Grand Prix, we must realize the historical importance of this statistic. Also, no motorcycle stroke with the three tuning forks finished in points, as was the case with Honda at the Sachsenring! For the winged signature, we have to go back to 1982 French Grand Prix at Nogarowon by Michel Frutschi activated Sanvenero. And again, the favorites had boycotted the race. This change of hands makes the season remarkable, not to mention the thunderous announcement of Suzuki, which will leave the paddocks in late 2022.

But this is not all. We’ve already had a few highlights. Starting with the Bastianini’s victory in Qatar, Sunday that we are not willing to forget. This victory has great historical interest and colossal beauty, as well as the tribute to Fausto Gresini. The awakening ofAleix Espargaro, unloved, nice to see. He is reborn and finally wins in an Aprilia that he himself has been developing since 2016. This story is crazy and will be told long after the epilogue in Valencia, regardless of the outcome of the championship.

The form of Quartararo it is a pleasure to see him, he who is more serene, confident and strong than ever. Perhaps we are seeing the future face of the Grand Prix evolve, as Valentino Rossi and Marc Márquez did before him, without even talking about level, just image. Márquez, let’s talk about it. He who continued to fight like a bruised beast before having to throw in the towel Mugello, perhaps to make a legendary second comeback. A sad image that will remain and could become even more so if the Spaniard no longer does an RCV.

All this makes 2022 a historic year, probably more than previous seasons.

What is missing?

At the moment we are spoiled but we could be even more so. Of course, there are no complaints here, only suggestions, in case the gods of racing read these words.

Beautiful duels. So far, we haven’t had a chance to see an explanation Quartararo – Bagnaia with an outcome at the last corner, where the two riders give it their all, face to face, thinking only of winning. The kind of epic struggle you sit in before, without saying a word, while you know the scope of what you are about to contemplate.

He would dream of a tight championship, but it seems more complicated. “The Devil” dominates, despite the fairly narrow 21-point difference that doesn’t reflect his level of riding since the start of the season. Come on, a little flag-to-flag race in Austria? Let’s stop here, we’re probably asking too much.

And you, what do you think of this 2022 season?

What an image. Photo: Michelin Motorsport

Cover photo: Michelin Motorsport

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