This year there are five to claim this crown.
The start of this 2022 season will take place in a few days in Qatar and among the 24 drivers lined up, there are five newcomers, who would dream of living the same beginnings as a Jorge Martín (Pramac Racing) or an Enea. Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™) for example …
It’s about … MotoGP ™!
Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing)
Son of former 500cc world champion Wayne Gardner and Moto2 titular title holder, Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing) will have had a fantastic campaign in 2021. He only lost the podium once. As a result, the latter already had a 31-point advantage at the time of the summer break: a gap that he managed to manage, along with four other Top 3, to finally be crowned in Valencia. His preseason was hampered by a wrist injury. But in the Tech3 clan, we have no doubt about his skills.
Raúl Fernandez (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing)
The Madrid man will undoubtedly be a formidable candidate for the Rookie of the Year trophy. Just look at the resistance he put up to the end against Remy Gardner in his Moto2 debut ™. And it is precisely the two men who are now part of the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team. The Spaniard, who had aroused the interest of other brands, seems to be adapting quite well to his new bike, as on several occasions he will have acted as KTM’s best representative during the Tests, despite a small commotion. cerebral palsy that occurred in Mandalika. Obviously, the Iberian pilot is not there to play the role.
Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team)
After winning 24 honorable Top 3, including 14 in Moto2 ™, with three successes in each category, Marco Bezzecchi now faces MotoGP ™ where he will be equipped with a Desmosedici GP.
In 2021, he could have sought the grail. And for good reason, the Rimini native had signed some honorable results. As a highlight, we will especially remember this victory in Styria. Yes, but that’s not counting the duo Remy Gardner – Raúl Fernández, clearly above the lot. Therefore, the Italian has had to settle for third place overall. Now partnered with his VR46 Academy colleague Luca Marini, what will he be capable of?
Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP ™)
Another Italian motorcycle talent in the race for the title of best debutant: Fabio Di Giannantonio. Back in the Gresini clan in 2021, he offered his first Moto2 triumph ™ and climbed to the top three three more times. The transalpine, which will debut at number 49 this year, had a promising first test in Jerez, finishing just 1.6 seconds behind the benchmark set by Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), much better than the rest of the rookies. And despite the gastroenteritis, which will have come to ruin his Shakedown, the Roman was at the level of his competitors from the following weekend.
Darryn Binder (with U Yamaha RNF MotoGP ™ Team)
Darryn Binder, for his part, will have recorded an uneven edition in 2021. Certainly awarded two podiums in Qatar, it was especially talked about for this maneuver in Portimão, which put an end to the last hopes of Dennis Foggia (Leopard Racing ) to be crowned and for this jump from Moto3 ™ to MotoGP ™: a bet that only Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Team) had dared before.
Razlan Razali still decided to trust him and made him a teammate of Andrea Dovizioso (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP ™ Team) with an M1. Alongside such an experienced rider, the South African will have plenty of time to learn. Not to mention that you can benefit from the valuable advice of your older brother Brad (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).
So which of these beginners will do better? Answer in a few months.