Episode #374: 2022 MotoGP German Grand Prix Report

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Not going to lie to you folks, this was not a classic. Round 10 of the MotoGP 2022 World Championship brought the sport to Germany for the German GP at the Sachsenring and Fabio Quartararo broke the one man who could beat him over his knee. Francesco Bagnaia had the pole and the fastest ever lap of the track, but lost the lead at Turn 1, and by Lap 3, was in the gravel. We break it down and ask if his Championship is over? (Probably)

We talk about why Germany was such a difficult race to watch. A combination of the sports technological problems dulling the product like ride-height devices (Ignoring the fact that two of them failed mid-race), the front tyre pressures playing a hand in the Aleix Espargaro/Jack Miller fight as passes were at a premium, and asking whether the sport is a bit too fast for its own good.

We also talk about an all-time bad weekend for Honda Racing Corporation. For the first time in FORTY years, they left a MotoGP round without a point, and it’s only that recent because that round they boycotted. Alex Marquez had a ride-height failure, Taka Nakagami crashed again, and Pol Espargaro had to withdraw because a rib injury suffered in a crash in FP1 meant he couldn’t breathe properly while racing in 35 degree heat. Stefan Bradl was their only finisher, last, and with a burnt foot because the bike reached over 100 degrees celsius. So hot, water would evaporate on it.

Sounds like a healthy team right? So we have a look at everything that’s led to Honda being at arguably their lowest ever point as a MotoGP brand.

All that on Motorsport101!

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