The World Championship ended almost a month ago and so it's time to take stock and hand out the marks for the end of the season. Our very own Carlo Pernat did just that for us in the special episode of Bar Sport on Saturday 11 December.
Riders who passed, those sent back to study and above all the fails at the end of a 2021 that saw Fabio Quartararo triumph with Yamaha. Here are some of his opinions.
Championship: 7 for the Bagnaia-Quartararo duel and a 6.5 for Valentino's finale, despite Rossi's results being insufficient.
Dovizioso 5: I can't give a pass mark to a rider who returned after a 2020 with Ducati with performances well below expectations.
Marini 5: has one merit, namely his competitiveness in practice, but also two defects. I say this because in the first five laps with a full tank he struggles a lot, moreover he doesn't train in the right way, in fact he always finishes breathless.
Rossi 6: honorary vote, even if he gets 3 in his report card for his championship.
Bastianini 7: qualifying is his Achilles' heel, but in the race Enea showed great things, even starting 14th on several occasions. We have to remember that here we are in MotoGP and not in Moto3 where you can make your way back up the field more easily.
Vinales 4: he has to put his head in order, because the screw-ups he made this year will go down in history. Because of his head he has always suffered with his teammates.
Martin 6: he deserves an 8 as a vote, but he has a flaw, that is, he crashes too much, because he is impulsive. This is a disadvantage for a rider, as all these crashes are unacceptable.
Marquez 7.5: with all the problems he had he got back into the game and this makes us understand his true depth. Marc did more than a human being could ever do, even winning races, in fact he is a phenomenon.
Mir 6.5: I have to give him a pass mark, considering that he made first and third in two years.
Bagnaia 8: Pecco lost the title in the first part of the season and this had a significant impact.
Quartararo 10: to realize the extent of what he did, just look at the performances of the other Yamahas. Fabio overcame all obstacles, withstanding the pressure.