With three races ahead and 75 points at stake, the MotoGP world championship is more open than ever, with a leader who is more and more alone and a contender each weekend more protected.
Uri Puigdemont and Germán Garcia Casanova analyze, in our usual post-race MotoGP podcast, what happened this Sunday in Buriram, where Miguel Oliveira won again in wet conditions, Jack Miller is enjoying the best moment of his life, both sportingly and personally (he home this week) finishing second, and Pecco Bagnaia, after the zero in Japan, recovered perfectly and returned to the podium to take advantage, this time, of the disastrous race that the leader of the championship, Fabio Quartararo, had to experience, who now only commands the overall two points ahead.
At Ducati, they say, there are still no team orders, but Johann Zarco, who finished fourth at the finish line after a great comeback, made it clear that you just have to use common sense to understand that the brand’s riders, especially those who They have little to say in the fight for the championship, they must lend a hand to the now leader of Ducati.
While from the Italian house there is an atmosphere of overwhelming strength and few doubt that Bagnaia has become the great favorite to win the title, Yamaha is experiencing the opposite side of the coin. Quartararo is increasingly alone, not even the level of his teammates is enough for him to rely on them, nor does the bike offer the minimum benefits to be able to defend himself against his rivals.
In Buriram , the lowest moment was experienced for the young French jewel who could only cross the finish line 17th, 34 seconds behind the winner. At the moment, although they are intuited, the reasons that led Fabio to star in his worst race of the year are unknown, since the boy from Nice made the decision not to speak to his team, nor to the media at the end of the race, a position that, logically, leads one to think that something is not working properly.
One more weekend, Marc Márquez completed the race distance and until a few laps from the end he did so riding in fourth place, crossing the finish line less than three seconds behind the winner and only one from the podium, a clear indicator that, physically , the recovery is on the right track.