Fabio Quartararo on the podium of the drivers who fall the least

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Fabio Quartararo on the podium of the drivers who fall the least

Who holds the wheels best? And who has more difficulty staying there? MotoGP has finished analyzing the data for the year 2022, which ended on November 6 in Valencia with the coronation of Francesco Bagnaia in the premier category, and he released them this Friday. The statistics deliver several general lessons, such as an increase in total crashes compared to last season (+11% per event), but they also draw up an individual assessment of the pilots.

In this ranking, the impression is confirmed that Fabio Quartararo is a rider who rarely goes to the mat: the Frenchman from Yamaha only fell 7 times in 2022 during the 20 Grands Prix contested, all sessions combined. This total places him on the podium of the most reliable incumbent pilots according to this criterion, along with Alex Rins (Suzuki) and Luca Marini (VR46, 7 crashes both) and behind Maverick Vinales (Aprilia, only 2).

Marquez rolls little but falls a lot

At the other end of the ranking, the two riders who fell the most are two rookies: Darryn Binder (RNF, 27 times) and Marco Bezzecchi (VR46, 23). They are ahead of two very experienced competitors who drove together at Honda: Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez (21 falls each). The record of the second, six-time MotoGP world champion, is all the more striking as he only competed in 12 races due to injuries. For his part, Johann Zarco (Pramac) experienced 18 crashes.

In 2022, 335 crashes were recorded in MotoGP, compared to 278 in 2021. A 20% growth to be put into perspective by the increase in the number of Grands Prix (from 18 to 20). But the average of falls per GP is also progressing: +11% (from 15 to 16.7). The same trend can be seen in the Moto2 and Moto3 categories.

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