MotoGP: Of the 278 crashes recorded in 2021, 75 took place with a Honda

In the results of this season of MotoGP 2021, the Honda brand stands out with an unfortunate group shot in a classification where no one expects to stand out. This is the one that establishes a hierarchy among the pilots who have fallen the most during the campaign. If the renowned gravel champion is Iker Lecuona, a KTM rider, it is clear that his achievement is individual. Because behind it, there are three Honda riders that follow, thus updating a real problem within the brand.

A problem that, it will be remembered, was taken into account during the two days of testing in Jerez useful for preparing for the 2022 season. Pol Espargarowho had never fallen so much in a year of competition, had stated in Spain that the work during these two days of testing was intended to calm this decidedly very unstable RC213V.

And the figures summarized in Todocircuito confirm this: in the 278 accidents that the Grand Prix category recorded during the 18 competition weekends that made up the 2021 calendar, 75 of them were made by pilots of the world’s leading manufacturer, ie. 27% of total falls. The first place of the Tokyo clan is Marc Márquezwhich, despite having participated in only 14 races, adds up 22 cau. It will be recalled that your record in this field is set at 27conducted in 2017 but more than 18 races.

With 20 falls follows teammate Pol Espargaro. Even in his first year with KTM in 2016, Catalan had never been on the ground so often. His responsibility so far was 14 visits imposed on the gravel. His worst accident of the year was without a doubt his RC213V catapulting during the FP3 in Valencia. A misfortune that had ended with his performance and his season and that he still feels.

In the LCR Honda Team satellite box, it’s not better since Àlex Márquez accumulated a total of 19 falls, against 12 of your teammate Takaaki Nakagamiwhich had only reached that number beyond ten in its first year in MotoGP, in 2017. By then, the Japanese had dropped 15 times.

Behind Honda, with 72 falls in 2021 (26% of the total), it appears Ducati, a factory that has two more motorcycles than the golden-wing brand and that had in its 2021 staff no more and no less than three MotoGP debutants: Jorge Martín, Enea Bastianini and Luca Marini. Of these, the Avintia driver has been the one who has fallen the most this year, with a total of 15or again that Jorge Martín. On the other side they appear Weather in Pecco Bagnaia (7) i Marina (9), two of the least drunk pilots this year. Joan Zarco fell to 10 occasions.

Iker Lecuona does not hide the misery of Honda

With four bikes on the track, KTM has in its ranks the rider who has broken his bike the most in 2021. That isIker Lecuonhas, who, with 26 falls throughout this year, tops the accident rankings. In all, the men of the Austrian brand lamented 58 fall, either 21% of the total.

Aprilia has 32 falls or 11.5% of the total, of which logically they belong to more than half Aleix Espargaro with 18 accidents against 10 per Lorenzo Savadori. The only four that fall Maverick Viñales has recorded since the start of the season have been with Yamaha and Aprilia, with three races lost.

Yamahawith four bikes on the grill, and Suzuki with two, they are the factories that have spent less money this year on spare parts. Iwata drivers are added 21 cau, Valentino Rossi being its driver with the highest accident rate (9) i Franco Morbidelli the least important with only two falls throughout the year, not counting a Andrea Dovizioso who managed to finish the year without falling off his Petronas machine. The World Champion Fabio Quartararo he fell seven times. Go for Suzuki, Mir you just had to complain 8 Falls and his partner Alex Rins 12bringing the Hamamatsu team total to 20 falls, which puts it at the bottom of this ranking.

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The manufacturer of MotoGP 2021 falls into the classification:

Causes of Honda 75 (27%)

Ducati 72 Falls (26%)

KTM 58 accidents (21%)

Aprilia 32 falls (11.5%)

Yamaha 21 Falls (7.5%)

Suzuki 20 drops (7%)

The ranking of MotoGP riders that fell in 2021:

Iker Lecuona (KTM) 26 accidents

Marc Márquez (Honda) 22 accidents

Pol Espargaro (Honda) 20 accidents

Alex Márquez (Honda) 19 accidents

Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) 18 accidents

Enea Bastianini (Ducati) 15 accidents

Jorge Martin (Ducati) 14 accidents

Jack Miller (Ducati) 12 accidents

Takaaki Nakagami (Honda) 12 accidents

Miguel Oliveira (KTM) 12 accidents

Alex Rins (Suzuki) 12 accidents

Danilo Petrucci (KTM) 10 accidents

Lorenzo Savadori (Aprilia) 10 accidents

Johann Zarco (Ducati) 10 accidents

Valentino Rossi (Yamaha) 9 accidents

Brad Binder (KTM) 9 shocks

Luca Marini (Ducati) 9 accidents

Joan Mir (Suzuki) 8 accidents

Pecco Bagnaia (Ducati) 7 accidents

Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) 7 shocks

Maverick Viñales (Aprilia) 4 accidents

Michele Pirro (Ducati) 3 falls

Stefan Bradl (Honda) 2 falls

Jake Dixon (Yamaha) 2 falls

Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) 2 falls

Tito Rabat (Ducati) 2 falls

Garrett Gerloff (Yamaha) 1 fall

Dani Pedrosa (KTM) 1 fall

Sylvain Guintoli (Suzuki) 0

Andrea Dovizioso (Yamaha) 0

Cal Crutchlow (Yamaha) 0

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