Four riders have completed the MotoGP World Champion’s first third. They seem to have more points than the rest. Or, rather, the mixture they create with their bikes. Brad Binder, the leader of the KTMs, is able to extract oil from the Austrian prototype despite their failures. However, he finishes just short of the top, and doesn’t get to smell the podium. After the announcement of the end of the project, Suzuki’s riders have entered a depressing cycle while they search for accommodation for 2023. Alex Rins and Joan Mir finished on the ground in the races after the Jerez earthquake. This makes them seem like tricks to fight for their title.

Honda is in worse shape than these factories. They are stuck in last place in constructors’ classification, with a cloudier future even with Marc Marquez’s indefinite suspension. Three riders are still waiting for solutions to a bike that is not guaranteed a spot in the house of golden wings next year. Takaaki Nakagami was eighth at the Mugello circuit and Marquez was tenth. The battle remains between Yamaha or, correctly, a Yamaha. It is the Aprilia of Fabio Quartararo and the Ducati battalion. They placed the top five riders on the grid at the Italian Grand Prix. He also has Enea Batianini, Pecco Bagnaia, as his references.

Fabio Di Giannantonio was the pole author, Marco Bezzecchi was second and Luca Marini was third. However, it was these two who resisted the most. I was aggressive and determined to win. I lost a lot time to Marco’s Ducati to overtake. Espargaro said that the team did a great job, coming out on top as rookies. “It couldn’t have happened to them,” Espargaro concluded at the end.

Spanish Aprilia rider, Juan Carlos Alvarez, set out to fight for victory on the track. Although he was willing to take on more risk for the sentimental value of his brand, his bosses asked him to keep his head up and return to the garage with a lot of points. This is what the Catalan did. Espargaro was able to overtake Marini and Bezzecchi’s Ducatis with two strong passes. He also defended his position in the final laps, and he now sits in second place overall in MotoGP as the closest rival solid to Quartararo. Espargaro stated, “It is evident that Fabio is constantly fighting up front. Pecco made more mistakes but when everything is in order it seems that he’s very difficult to beat.”

He had it all on Sunday. Bagnaia did also the work of getting rid off the odd ones and took advantage of the ones that he liked, oscillating between nine and tenths of 1.2 seconds. This was enough to manage his own performance and avoid the danger zone. He didn’t make the mistake at Le Mans that cost him second place, which made it difficult for him to qualify for the World Championship. Quartararo is the only one who does not fail. He was worried after practice but he knew how to change the situation to make it possible for him to finish second in the general classification. Bastianini was fourth in the race, and he failed to finish the race. The Frenchman declared, “I think that I’ve had my greatest MotoGP race.” He went well, took the lead, and again got the most out of a bike that was only functioning in his hands. He finished in second place after eight grand prix. However, he never forgets the Aprilia-Espargaro duo.