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MotoGP stars bet on Acosta and themselves

As has become customary in recent years, at the end of the press conference prior to the first grand prix of the season, which starts this weekend in Qatar , the protagonists of the official press conference on Thursday had to make their predictions about who would be the champions at the end of the year in each category.

Of the six riders present in the Losail Circuit press room, three bet on themselves to be the MotoGP champion this year, specifically Marc Márquez, Fabio Quartararo and Pecco Bagnaia. The three also coincided in their predictions in the other categories, giving Pedro Acosta as favorites for Moto2 and Dennis Foggia for Moto3.

“I always bet on myself, even if I’m injured,” said Márquez, totally determined to fight for the championship again.

The one who did not bet on himself, despite being among the favorites and was champion in 2020, was the Mallorcan from Suzuki, Joan Mir, who did it for the Quartararo.

“Last year I bet on myself and Fabio won, so this year I do it for him, let’s see if I win the title”, was his strategy, a bit of a freak, it must be said. Mir placed his bet in Moto2 on Augusto Fernández , also from the Balearic Islands, while in Moto3 he believes that the champion will be Izan Guevara .

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The most surprising of all was, without a doubt, Maverick Viñales, the one from Aprilia believes that the 2022 MotoGP champion will be Jorge Martín, he also believes that Augusto Fernández will win Moto2 and bets on the Brazilian Diogo Moreira in Moto3.

The South African Brad Binder, displaying a humor only available to those who live near the South Pole, limited himself to putting the name of the person who pays him, KTM, in the three boxes, a bet that in Moto2 and Moto3 could be good, but that will be complicated in MotoGP.

This was the pilots’ forecasts for 2022

MotoGP

Moto2

Moto3

Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez

Pedro Acosta

Dennis Foggia

Pecco Bagnaia

Pecco Bagnaia

Pedro Acosta

Dennis Foggia

Fabio Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo

Pedro Acosta

Dennis Foggia

Joan Mir

Fabio Quartararo

Augusto Fernandez

Izan Guevara

Maverick Vinales

Jorge Martin

Augusto Fernandez

Digeo Moreira

Brad Binder

KTM

KTM

KTM

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

2/21

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Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

Brad Binder, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

3/21

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

4/21

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

5/21

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

6/21

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Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing

7/21

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Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

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Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

9/21 _

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Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

10/21 _

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Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Team

11/21 _

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

12/21 _

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Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

Joan Mir, Team Suzuki MotoGP

13/21 _

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team

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Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team

Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team

17/21

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Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team

Maverick Viñales, Aprilia Racing Team

18/21

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Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

19 / 21

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Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

Takaaki Nakagami, Team LCR Honda

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MotoGP 2022 rider line-up

Alineación de pilotos de MotoGP 2022

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