MotoGP never had 6 winners in the first 7 races

Quartararo (2), Binder, Dovizioso, Oliveira, Morbidelli and Maverick have already won this year and invite you to think that the 9 winners of 2016 can be reached.


Maverick Viñales' victory in yesterday's Misano race made him the sixth winner so far this season and that is something never seen in MotoGP after the first seven rounds of the course. And it cannot be said that it is the result of chance that a different winner was seen at the Emilia Romagna GP. First, because Maverick is a rider used to climbing to the top of the podium. Second, because if Bagnaia had not fallen seven laps from the end, it would probably have been he who would have made it.

Quartararo (two wins at Jerez), Binder (winner at Brno), Dovizioso (Austria 1), Oliveira (Austria 2), Morbidelli (Misano 1) and Maverick (Misano 2) make up the list of six winners so far this year and they invite to think that the record of 2016 can be reached, with 9 winners then. That season we saw Márquez (Argentina, Texas, Germany, Aragon and Japan) win races, Lorenzo (Qatar, France, Italy and Valencia), Rossi (Jerez and Catalonia), Miller (Holland), Iannone (Austria), Crutchlow (Republic Czech), Maverick (England), Pedrosa (San Marino) and Dovizioso (Malaysia) .

Comparing that year with that of now, in those first seven races of 2016 only three drivers had won races (Márquez, Lorenzo and Rossi) and then the change of winners began, prompted by some triumphs due to the appearance of rain, as in the cases by Miller and Cruthlow. In this 2020, to reach that figure of nine different winners, play that the season is shorter, because there are only seven races left, but you can perfectly think that there are still drivers who can win this year, such as Bagnaia, Mir, Pol, Rossi , Rins or Márquez himself if he returns before the end of the championship and perfectly recovered from his humerus fracture.

Because it may be, so much dance of winners has caused us to also face the most open World Cup in history, with the first four separated by only four points. Dovizioso leads with one advantage over Quartararo and Maverick, who are tied, and four over Mir. And the list of candidates could be expanded to many more, because the top ten are only 27 points away. That's thanks to the fact that there has never been a leader with fewer points at this point than the 84 that Dovizioso now has.

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