by Nils Brandle
With the double victory in Aragón by Enea Bastianini and Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati secured the title of the manufacturers’ championship with just six races to go. The red from Borgo Panigale around team boss Luigi Dall’Igna is at the top of the list for the third time after 2020 and 2021. The best-placed motorcycle of a manufacturer is used to calculate the manufacturers’ world championship.
While last year’s model, the GP21, collected the big points for the world championship of manufacturers at the beginning of the season, mainly thanks to Enea Bastianini, Francesco Bagnaia took more than the halfway point of the season with four victories in a row on there. GP22. In total, the Italians were able to win ten out of 15 races until the Aragon Grand Prix. Enea Bastianini managed four of them, while Bagnaia won two additional races in addition to his series and therefore is the most successful driver with a total of six victories.
Ducati, which makes up a third of the field with eight out of 24 motorcycles, is considered the great technical innovator. Regardless of whether it was ride-height devices or any kind of aerodynamics, technical innovations were always found first on the red motorcycles. The only thing that has yet to happen for the Ducatisti is a world championship title among drivers. While 2020 had nothing to do with the drivers’ title at all, Francesco Bagnaia’s final sprint and four wins in seven races could not prevent Fabio Quartararo from winning the world championship in 2021. At the moment, Ducati still has a hot iron in the fire for the drivers’ championship with Bagnaia, who is now only ten points behind the championship leader Quartararo.
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