MotoGP: Joan Mir Says Eight Ducati Bikes for 2022 Track “Not Fair”
“It’s Almost Half The Grid”
MotoGP racer Joan Mir is taking a gander at the 2022 season lineup for the track with a focus on the balance of brands set to lean into the twisties – and he’s pointed out a fact that’s a fast-becoming reality for the MotoGP circuit.
The coming season will show off a hefty range of red; eight Ducati motorcycles are set in total, with Gresini Racing introduced to the fold alongside Rossi’s VR46 Team. This is in addition to Ducati’s Corse and Pramac Teams, both of which have two bikes each.
The end result? A hell of a lot of red to be seen on the track – and Mir, a Spaniard who rides for the Suzuki MotoGP team (the same that snatched the 2020 trophy) has an eye out for the season, with the main concern being numbers.
“When I see the potential of these bikes, as a rider I think it’s not fair. Eight bikes aren’t half the grid, [but] it’s almost. Even more so if we think that there are six factories competing, I think it is quite anomalous,” he admits in a report from MotorcycleSports.
The Ducati machines are good, too – good enough to keep things hot and heavy for everybody when push comes to shove on the straightaway, and Mir is anticipating a hefty battle ahead of him.