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Heading to Europe: X-ray of the MotoGP leaders in 2022

Europe is, par excellence, a turning point in the MotoGP World Championship. Most of the drivers begin to show their cards during the arrival of the European tour, and this year, the world championship paddock has already set its course for the first of its events: the Portuguese Grand Prix.

Once the points dance begins in the Old Continent, the current situation of the championship can change at any time, starting to build the foundations of a season ensures memorable moments in the seventeen remaining circuits that complete the sports agenda of this course.

Enea Bastianini

His victory in Austin completely changed the direction of the season. The Italian Gresini Racing driver snatched control from Aleix Espargaró after his victory at Termas de Río Hondo. Thus, Bastianini ‘s first place will force the Aprilia rider to give his best to move up from third place overall. During the Argentine test, Enea could only opt for a tenth place, being able to improve his result in Indonesia by only one place.

Enea Bastianini has 61 points in her locker, with only five separating her from Alex Rins, who came very strong to the American track. His Suzuki Ecstar teammate, Joan Mir, is also on the qualifying sheet, appearing 46 points behind the previous world leader. 

Enea Bastianini is currently separated by 17 points from the reigning world champion, Fabio Quartararo. 

Celestino Vietti 

The Mooney VR46 Team rider will arrive in Portugal as a solid Moto2 leader, in a weekend where his closest rival is Ai Ogura , with whom he has a 14-point difference. Tony Arbolino is the next threat for the Italian driver, after signing a great weekend at the GP of the Americas. 

Looking back, Celestino Vietti lifted the curtain on the new course with a victory in Qatar, a Sunday that gave him enough motivation and confidence on his bike to finish second at the Mandalika event. After Indonesia, Termas de Río Hondo gave the Italian the second victory of his season.

And despite an unfortunate retirement in Austin, Celestino Vietti continues to defend the lead with 70 points to his credit, in a season where Lorenzo Dalla Porta, Simone Corsi, Sean Dylan Kelly, Keminth Kubo, Niccolò Antonelli, Gabriel Rodrigo, Alessandro Zacconne and Zonta Van Den Goorbergh have not yet had a chance to add. 

Dennis Foggia 

Dennis Foggia stood on the American podium at the Grand Prix of the Americas, on a day in which the Leopard Racing rider crossed the finish line behind Red Bull KTM Ajo rider Jaume Masià .

This second place followed in the wake of the second position in Termas de Río Hondo, where the Italian rider and current world leader was unable to defend his dominance against Sergio García Dols . Dennis Foggia’s first victory, therefore, was at the Indonesian Grand Prix, after a seventh place finish in Qatar.

Dennis Foggia’s 74 points position him as the leader of the junior category in the world championship. The Italian driver is under threat from Sergio García, who is separated by 16 points. 

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