The French pilot Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) will have this Sunday his first opportunity to be crowned the new world champion of the MotoGP category in the Grand Prix of Emilia-Romagna, sixteenth round of the Motorcycle World Championship, a more remote option that Spanish also has Pedro Acosta (KTM) in Moto3, while Raúl Fernández (Kalex) seeks to extend his great moment of form and fight for the lead in Moto2.
In the absence of three races for the conclusion of the season, everything indicates that Quartararo will be the new ‘king’ of the ‘queen’ category, while Acosta has a good advantage and must contain a pitched Dennis Foggia (Sling). Both can be proclaimed champions at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit, but the objective seems ‘simpler’ for the Nice one.
The ‘Diablo’ arrives at the second round of the season in Misano with 52 points of advantage over the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), the only one who can worry about a throne on which he has been sitting almost all season and in which he strengthened after the Grand Prix of the Americas.
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Quartararo was second in Austin, just ahead of his rival, who had pressed him with two victories in the previous two Grands Prix to put pressure on him, but now he is practically only worth repeating his victory at ‘home’ a few weeks ago to extend the emotion to Portugal. The Yamaha man manages many accounts, but what ensures the title is victory because in the rest of the results it depends on what the Italian does.
Quartararo, or Bagnaia if it comes back in an epic way, will put an end to Spain’s dominance in MotoGP. Since 2013, only Spanish riders have won, six times through a Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), willing to be a ‘judge’ in the fight between the two candidates.
The eight-time world champion continues to show signs of improvement and showed it in another similar track such as Austin, where he prevailed with enough authority to achieve his second win of the season. In the United States he surpassed the applicants and now he will try to ‘steal’ points from them on a track where he was fourth on the previous visit.
The Catalan has been the second driver with the most points (58) in the last three races and will want to take advantage of the remainder of the championship section, in addition to preparing for 2022, to continue climbing in the general classification, where he currently occupies seventh place, 31 points behind Australian Jack Miller (Ducati )’s fourth place.
MotoGP schedules of the Emilia Romagna GP
Friday October 22:
FP1 Moto3: 9.00h.
FP1 MotoGP: 9.55h.
FP1 Moto2: 10.55h.
FP2 Moto3: 13.15h.
FP2 MotoGP: 14.10h.
FP2 Moto2: 15.10h.
Saturday October 23:
FP3 Moto3: 9.00h.
FP3 MotoGP: 9.55h.
FP3 Moto2: 10.55h.
Q1 Moto3: 12.35h.
Q2 Moto3: 13.00h.
MotoGP FP4: 13.30h.
Q1 MotoGP: 14.10h.
Q2 MotoGP: 14.35h.
Q1 Moto2: 15.10h.
Q2 Moto2: 15.35h.
Sunday October 24:
Moto3 race: 11.00h. (23 laps)
Moto2 race: 12.20h. (25 laps)
MotoGP race: 2:00 p.m. (27 laps)
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.