Francesco Bagnaia has performed fantastically throughout the 2022 MotoGP so that he can give Ducati a world title. But according to MotoGP legend, Jorge Lorenzo. Bagnaia is not the strongest MotoGP rider. Lorenzo mentions two names of riders stronger than Bagnaia.
Lorenzo admits that the Ducati Desmosedici bike is the best bike on track at the moment in MotoGP. This factory built Borgo Panigale bike is very competitive and most importantly this bike can be unleashed to its fullest potential by most Ducati riders meaning this bike is not made for just one rider.
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“People have to get used to the new riders. Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia don’t have as strong personalities as they did last year. MotoGP is healthy at the moment, even with exciting races. Aprilia, Yamaha, Honda and Ducati are all very competitive” Lorenzo was quoted as mentioned on p Motosan.
“Ducati has the best bikes this year, as well as the riders. Bagnaia, Martin and Bastianini will bring more happiness to Ducati,” continued the rider nicknamed Por Fuera.
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Even if Ducati has a good lineup of riders, and one of them even won MotoGP 2022, Lorenzo doesn’t consider the Ducati rider the strongest rider in MotoGP 2022. “(Because) the strongest is Marc Marquez and secondly, Fabio Quartararo will say”, continued the former Yamaha, Ducati and Honda rider.
Lorenzo did not mention why he chose Marquez and Quartararo as the strongest riders in MotoGP. However, if you look at the stats, Quartararo managed to finish second in MotoGP in 2022 with 248 points. Surprisingly, Quartararo did it with the Yamaha YZR-M1 bike that has so many flaws.
While Marquez, with his injury condition not 100% recovered, can still complete 12 MotoGP 2022 series, and finish in 13th place with 113 points. Marquez is the best Honda rider in the 2022 season with the most points scored.
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