No win, a factors common about which there’s little to be enthusiastic (12.1 per GP), however he’s main the World Championship, so he deserves a spherical of applause. His identify is Joan Mir and he has made perseverance and intelligence his strengths. He did the identical once more at Aragon, the place Suzuki allowed itself a second toast with Rins, who returned to victory after having bitten an excessive amount of mud between one crash and one other.
Amongst them is Marquez… who goes by the identify of Alex. Relegated earlier than getting on the bike, on the finish of the 12 months he’ll depart the manufacturing unit Honda crew that he has already salvaged in its annus horribilis with out Marquez… who goes by the identify of Marc this time.
Quartararo, however, caved in to all of the stress, however from the tyres, and Dovizioso put a patch on a chasm that threatens to swallow him up each Sunday.
Nicely executed Bastianini! Whereas all of the Italians in Moto2 completed their race in a horizontal place, he went straight to the rostrum… and is now main the World Championship. Technique to go!!
THE GOOD – Suzuki is main the World Championship… one thing that hasn’t occurred since 2000. For the reason that time of the 500s and Kenny Roberts Jr. Now there may be the GSX-RR and Joan Mir, regular and clever. What’s lacking? A win that the Spaniard would have deserved in Austria. However ethical victories do not exist, so Mir has to win them on the observe. It’s the solely empty area in an exemplary CV.
THE BAD – He did not make an entry for the championship, however he is already deciding two. Mr. Covid first ousted Martin from the battle in Moto2 and has now stopped Arbolino in Moto3. With out counting spectator Valentino on the bench. The world championship bubble isn’t so waterproof in any case. In the meantime, reporters who do not work for the TV have to remain at residence. It’s important to take it out on somebody…
THE UGLY – Crimson sure, however with anger. Amidst disagreements within the storage, a chilly conflict ambiance, outcomes that do not arrive and various controversies, Ducati appeared to be in its finest 12 months but it surely has turned out to be the worst. Dovizioso is there, clinging tooth and nail to a classification that by no means excludes him, however neither does it reward him. 4 extra races and a crossroads on the finish: regrets on the one hand, happiness on the opposite. Faucet to decide on which method to go.
THE DISAPPOINTMENT – Right here it’s not simple to separate the blame between rider and crew. Quartararo or Petronas, that is the issue. In order to not make errors, devoted to the motto ‘we win and lose collectively’, we’ve got determined to place all of them behind the blackboard.
THE CONFIRMATION – All this fuss for Marquez’s two consecutive podiums? Sure, if his identify is Alex, he rides a Honda (the bugbear of all riders) and is left alone in an important MotoGP crew. He was wanting as if he was heading for a mind specialist, however as a substitute he has completed on the rostrum. Titles usually are not given away with factors from the grocery store, not even these of Moto2 and Moto3, have look again at Alex’s race for those who don’t perceive.
THE MISTAKE – After we discuss an Italian 1-2-3, we didn’t imply this. Marini, Di Giannantonio and Bezzecchi companions in unhealthy luck, all after they have been within the lead, Luca within the World Championship, the others within the race. Bagnaia then added one other brick within the wall in MotoGP, however he was forward of only a few riders.
THE SURPRISE – Crashes, errors, accidents, till yesterday Alex Rins had ticked off every part on his procuring listing of issues to keep away from. The air of Aragon (and a shoulder lastly in place) will need to have executed him good, as a result of he gained by managing the race as he had by no means executed earlier than. Having reached his stage, now he has to remain there.
THE PASS – On the final lap, which was not price a win however the prime of the standings. Enea was again to being the Beast we knew, after wanting like a moist kitten in the previous couple of races. It was the very best reply to the doubts that have been rising in him as properly.
THE CURIOSITY – For the primary time since 1999 there was not a single world champion within the premier class on the MotoGP grid. For this generational change, we’ve got to thank accidents and coronavirus…
I TOLD YOU SO – “For me, Valentino constructive for Covid is rather like a damaged collarbone”. Fortunately, Carmelo Ezpeleta isn’t a health care provider…