The Barcelona circuit has celebrated the excellent spectator figure results of this 2022 season with a post on Twitter. Counting all the events organized at Montmeló, there were more than half a million spectators (587,717 to be precise), a number second only to that registered in 2013.
A great sign of passion for motorsport but, going into more detail, it would be better to say for four wheels. In fact, the Formula 1 Grand Prix took the lion's share, attracting 277,836 spectators to the circuit over the 4 days of the event.
And the motorbikes? Not doing too well because MotoGP only recorded 111,574 presences over the three days of the GP (60,068 on Sunday), but that means not having attracted even half of the F1 crowd (even taking into consideration one day less).
Worse, however, was Superbike, which especially in Spain is struggling to appear on the radar. Not even Bautista fighting for the title with Ducati was enough to fill the grandstands, which in fact remained empty with just 28,898 spectators in three days.
These numbers say a lot about the state of health of motorcycle racing, especially for Dorna, which organizes both championships. It's worth reflecting on to get back on track.