The MotoGP World Championship returns to Spanish lands with two of our people enjoying options to fight for the title of champion. Maverick Viñales (Yamaha) and Joan Mir (Suzuki) get into the fight to be the successor of Marc Márquez against Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) and Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha).
From his home, Márquez himself joked saying that he saw himself fighting, due to the small difference in points in the table. Six different winners in eight races, nobody seems to want to repeat.
After the victory for Viñales in Misano last Sunday the Catalan stayed one point behind Dovizioso in the classification and tied with Quartararo (84 and 83). Joan Mir also got inside a four-point fist thanks to his second place.
That of Emilia Romagna was the most Spanish Grand Prix of those disputed so far, with the first victory for a pilot from our country and a full with Pol Espargaró (KTM) climbing to third step of the podium. But the truth is that Viñales could be higher had he not been hampered by a rough start to the World Cup. Maverick himself appealed for regularity in statements to RTVE a few days ago.
With fewer options you see Mir, mostly because of the potential of rival bikes, although the Suzuki has shown a lot of versatility. In addition, Mir arrives at one of the "home" races, after making spectacular last lap overtaking on the inside of an entire Valentino Rossi yoa Fabio Quartararo, and he only needs the icing on the cake of victory running for what he already is, a clear contender for the title.
Dovizioso arrives as the defender of the leadership on a track that is not given badly to the Ducati representatives, but in the general count the Yamaha dominate, precisely the motorcycle of its main rivals.
Martín will be able to race in Moto2
In Moto2 and Moto3 the return stands out in the first of the two categories from Jorge Martín, who had to miss both races in San Marino for testing positive for COVID-19 . In this scenario, both the Italian Luca Marini (Kalex) and the Spanish Albert Arenas (KTM) will seek to consolidate the leadership of their respective categories, in which they now have "Pyrrhic" advantages over their pursuers.
Luca Marini arrives as leader of the competition but with only five points of advantage over his compatriot Enea "The Beast" Bastianini (Kalex) and his own teammate, Marco Bezzecchi (Kalex) , who are the ones who are emerging as great candidates for the title along with the British Sam Lowes (Estrella Galicia 0'0 Kalex).
A little further back and in the absence of achieving good results that allow them to feel like candidates, they are both Xavier Vierge (Kalex), like Arón Canet (Speed Up), Jorge Navarro (Speed Up) and Augusto Fernández (Estrella Galicia 0'0 Kalex), who in Barcelona can find the propitious setting to achieve a good result that serve as a revulsi vo for the remainder of a season in which for now the candidates seem to have an Italian name.
Just as close is the fight for the title in Moto3, the Spanish Albert Arenas (KTM) is the leader , but only two points ahead of the Japanese Ai Ogura (Honda), who does not stand out especially in any field but in the end the results arrive and with two seconds and four third parties he is literally behind the Spanish.