With only two rounds left of the 2023 MotoGP title fight and a mere 14 points between reigning champion Pecco Bagnaia from hunter Jorge Martin, just what exactly is going to separate the two protagonists? Here’s Simon Patterson’s take on how they compare
With only two rounds left of the 2023 MotoGP title fight and a mere 14 points separating reigning champion Pecco Bagnaia from hunter Jorge Martin, it’s all to play for at Lusail and Valencia over the next two weekends. Both racers bring very different strengths and weaknesses to the fight, making it difficult to determine who the odds favor. In terms of qualifying pace, Bagnaia had been dominant earlier in the season but recently Martin has shown superior performance. As for the sprint races, Martin has been consistently successful while Bagnaia has struggled. When it comes to previous performances at Lusail, neither racer has a standout record, but Martin has a Moto3 win at the track. Overall, it’s a close call between the two competitors.