The French rider Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) will have his first opportunity this Sunday to be crowned the new world champion in the MotoGP category at the Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix, the sixteenth round of the Motorcycle World Championship, a more remote option that also Spanish Pedro Acosta (KTM) has in Moto3, while Raúl Fernández (Kalex) seeks to extend his great moment of form and fight for the lead in Moto2.

With three races to go until the end of the season, everything indicates that Quartararo will be the new ‘king’ of the ‘queen’ category, while Acosta has a good advantage and must contain a thrown Dennis Foggia (Honda). Both can be proclaimed champions at the Marco Simoncelli Circuit, but the objective seems ‘simpler’ for the Nice one.

The ‘Diablo’ arrives at the second round of the season in Misano with 52 points of advantage over the Italian Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati), the only one who can worry about a throne on which he has been sitting almost all season and in which he strengthened after the Grand Prix of the Americas.

Quartararo was second in Austin, just ahead of his rival, who had pressed him with two victories in the previous two Grands Prix to put pressure on him, but now he is practically only worth repeating his victory at ‘home’ a few weeks ago to extend the emotion to Portugal. The Yamaha man manages many accounts, but what ensures the title is victory because in the rest of the results it depends on what the Italian does.

Quartararo, or Bagnaia if it comes back in an epic way, will put an end to Spain’s dominance in MotoGP. Since 2013, only Spanish riders have won, six times through a Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), willing to be a ‘judge’ in the fight between the two candidates.

The eight-time world champion continues to show signs of improvement and showed it in another similar track such as Austin, where he prevailed with enough authority to achieve his second win of the season. In the United States he surpassed the applicants and now he will try to ‘steal’ points from them on a track where he was fourth on the previous visit.

The Catalan has been the second driver with the most points (58) in the last three races and he will want to take advantage of the remainder of the championship section, in addition to preparing for 2022, to continue climbing in the general classification, where he currently occupies seventh place, 31 points behind Australian Jack Miller (Ducati )’s fourth place.


For its part, in the Moto3 category the season can also be ‘finished’, although in this case it is much more complicated, both because of what the leader Pedro Acosta needs to ‘win’ and because of the form of his main rival.

The young driver from Mazarrón is three races away from being crowned in a championship where after starting very strong, he has been much more irregular in the second half, which together with the spectacular reaction of Dennis Foggia will put his maturity to the test with 17 years.

The Murcian still has a 30-point advantage over the Italian, penalized for not having scored in six Grands Prix because in the remaining ten he has always been on the podium. At Austin, he took second place in a race that could not be finished due to two accidents, the second that could have had more serious consequences and in which Acosta was involved, who finally finished eighth.

The Spaniard will try to keep a Foggia at bay, a seasoned rider in the category and who already took victory a month ago in Misano, but who still has to take more risks than the leader, who necessarily needs to win to be champion and that the Italian is twelfth or worse.

Finally, in the Moto2 category, the Spanish Raúl Fernández (Kalex) appears at the Marco Simoncelli in a great moment of form and ready to create more problems for the Australian Remy Gardner (Kalex), who seemed to have controlled the championship until hatching of your teammate.

The Madrilenian has not given up despite the strength and advantage of the oceanic and has fulfilled his obligation with three consecutive victories. In the first two, Gardner replied with second places, but in the United States he made his first mistake and his first ‘0’ of the year, which caused the ‘bite’ of the difference to be large.

Fernández is now only nine points behind his teammate and after a long time he even has the option of facing the next race at the top of the general classification, although he needs another exhibition and a new ‘help’ from the Australian.