The next episode in our season preview series is live as MotoGP returns on March 6th for its largest season ever! 21 rounds with the best riders in the world and we break it all down on Motorsport101!
We went factory by factory, so KTM come up first. Is Miguel Oliveira at risk of losing his seat as KTM position its star talent. Tech3 is right there with the dominant Moto2 lineup of 2021 fo Remy Gardner and Raul Fernandez. Is there too many mouths to feed for the sport’s biggest underachievers!
Then Aprilia, who have their strongest line-up ever with Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Vinales ready to go. They were playing down their pace in testing, but then they were also dabbing after topping timesheets. Can their concessions help them bridge the gap? Is their riders actually the weakness going forward?
Then we tackle Honda – Who seem to have a completely new bike to navigate. Everyone else in the setup seems to love it, but can their talisman in Marc Marquez adapt to a bike he’s struggling to understand? Suzuki has brought in renowned team boss Livio Suppo and are arguably the most visible improvers with more top speed and a hungry lineup. Could they surprise?
We also tackle Yamaha’s struggles and tease the possibility of Fabio Quartararo leaving them if things don’t change soon. The M1 is virtually the same as last year, and it seems Fabio might be the only one able to master it. Remind you of anyone? And finally, the fleet of 8 Ducati’s get a mention as their wheels spinning might actually make the 21’ version a bit better right now? Can Francesco Bagnaia go one better than last year?
All those questions and more on Motorsport101’s MotoGP season preview!