If Ducati and Yamaha were to meet, who would win the 2022 MotoGP World Championship? Is a Yamaha or Ducati victory likely? Read on to find out! Below, we look at the best bets for the championship. Hopefully, this will help you decide who will win in 2022! Until then, enjoy reading the predictions. And as always, remember to check back for updates as the season continues!
Yamaha has the advantage in 2022
The 2020 MotoGP World Championship will feature two new teams and the return of Fabio Quartararo to the sport. The Japanese manufacturer has a strong history of racing, and its sports division has been involved since its founding in 1893. Its first win was third place in the ’90s, and last year’s MotoGP world champion was Fabio Quartararo. Yamaha hadn’t won a world championship in 7 years, and it has been nearly two decades.
The Japanese manufacturer has recently named Takahiro Sumi as the General Manager of the company’s Motorsports Development Division. The company has partnered with Monster Energy Company for more than a decade and sponsors several Yamaha MotoGP teams. The company has long-term global deals with the MotoGP World Championship and multiple Yamaha MotoGP teams. The team is headed by Lin Jarvis, while Massimo Meregalli directs the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team.
Yamaha will be bolstered by the signing of new riders for the 2022 season. Franco Morbidelli will step up from a satellite outfit to join the Yamaha factory team next season. Despite his previous Ducati experience, the Brazilian was forced to leave the team early. He was dropped after the Styrian GP, where he deliberately damaged his motorcycle in frustration. In addition to Morbidelli, Yamaha has also signed Cal Crutchlow as an official test rider until 2023.
The team has also made it clear that Fabio Quartararo has committed to two more years with the company. He will race in the factory Monster Energy Yamaha team in 2023 and 2024. Quartararo is already a world champion, but the Japanese manufacturer has a long way to go. Yamaha has taken a lot longer than many of its rivals to grasp the new technical landscape. The signing of Quartararo was a significant part of this turnaround.
A new team will also be required to replace Rossi. Yamaha’s factory team has an impressive history of developing riders with a long track record. This is not to say that Yamaha has the advantage, but they should be competitive and a strong team will ensure a championship. There is a chance that the team will win in 2022 if they continue to improve. The team will be able to find a way to replace Rossi in the top three.
Ducati has the advantage in 2022
The latest technology from Ducati is giving the Italian company a major advantage over the other teams in MotoGP. Ducati’s new GP22 motorcycle is equipped with an improved engine, chassis and aero, along with a front ride-height device. The factory team will also receive upgrades to its tail unit, a vital component to the overall performance of the motorcycle. The Italian team also has the advantage of having extra days of testing in Sepang compared to their rivals.
For the next season, Ducati will be able to rely on Pecco Bagnaia, who finished second in the 2021 season and is in line to be the factory rider in the team. The Italian team will be missing a key component to its championship plans in 2022, and Miller will have to prove his value as a rider in order to win it.
Ducati is a strong manufacturer, but the competition is fierce. Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, and KTM are all highly competitive. The manufacturer’s championship was won by Ducati in 2021, and the Italian manufacturer has promised that it will unleash a monster next year. Ducati will be keen to avoid falling into the same trap as in 2021. This way, it will be in a stronger position to defend its title than ever.
The GP22 will be the first Italian race for the Ducati team in 2022. The GP22 will feature a brand new engine with more power, but the GP22 has had its fair share of complaints about its initial throttle. Jorge Martin and Jack Miller both said the GP22 was difficult to control due to its increased power. The new didgeridoo exhaust may also be contributing to this problem.