After the first five trials of the MotoGP 2023 Pecco Bagnaia leads the drivers’ standings MotoGP with a single point lead on an increasingly surprising Marco Bezzecchi. The builders side is always Ducati to dominate the scene being first with a wide margin over the other manufacturers.
Record-breaking Ducatis and Italians
There Ducati hey Italian pilotsBagnaia and Bezzecchi in particular, recorded record performances after the first 5 races of the MotoGP 2023. Thanks to the two successes of “Pecco” (Portugal and Spain) and the two of Bezzecchi (Argentina and France), for the first time since 1972 there were 4 victories by Italian riders on Italian motorcycles in the first 5 races of the championship. It hasn’t happened since 1972, when Giacomo Agostini and Nello Pagani won the first 12 races with MV Agusta.
The numbers become even more interesting if, in addition to the Sunday races, we also take into consideration the sprint races. Also in this format Ducati has so far been dominant with 3 wins (2 Bagnaia, 1 Martin) out of 5 races. To date, the only ones to have interrupted the Ducati supremacy are Brad Binder (KTM), winner of two sprints, and Alex Rins (Honda), first classified in the GP of the Americas.
Motomondiale, Bagnaia first in the standings after Le Mans
After Bezzecchi’s success at Le Mans, the Mooney VR46 Racing Team rider reached 95 points in the classification from the MotoGP 2023at -1 from Pecco Bagnaia which continues to lead the rankings. In third place in the riders’ standings we find the KTM rider, Brad Binder (81 points), who in turn precedes Jorge Martin, Johann Zarco and Luca Marini.
The strength of the Borgo Panigale house is also certified by first position in manufacturers ranking. Ducati in fact, he leads this special classification with 174 points, a good 71 more than KTM second at 101.
For the next round of the world championship we will have to wait for the weekend of 9-11 June, when the MotoGP racing cars will stop at the Mugello for the 2023 Italian Grand Prix.
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