Before each race, our team analyzes the MotoGP riders along with various factors that impact race day. After studying historical data, bike set up, circuit configuration and climate profiles, a “Rider Watch List” is compiled. This week we’re going full Italian! That’s right, this week’s rider watch list consists of the six Italian riders currently racing in the MotoGP series. Why should you be excited? Partially because this includes three different manufacturers (Aprilia, Ducati and Yamaha). Moreso, because this includes one of the arguably most diverse range of guys. We’re talking MotoGP heros like Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso to second year all-stars like Morbidelli, all the way down to the current second highest ranked rookie, Francesco Bagnaia. We can’t forget Iannone who ditched the French GP early to preserve himself for Mugello. Oh, and of course, Danilo Petrucci who is reminding Ducati why they brought him onto the factory team.
Let’s start big picture. Below we have provided the historical combined index for each rider on the Mugello Circuit. The Italian riders are highlighted in blue. This index reflects all sectors combined and represents a speed index handicapped by a consistency index.
A smaller index = faster more consistent times
A smaller index = stronger performance
2019 Riders Ranked By Historical Combined Index at the Mugello Circuit
Riders Ranked by Sector
Riders are ranked by historical combined index for each sector on the Mugello Circuit. We have provided each sector’s technicality ranking. A higher technicality index indicates a more technical sector ( T3 being the most techincal, T4 being the least).
Riders Ranked By Predator & Prey Strength
Riders are ranked by greatest difference in their predator and prey indexes at Mugello compared to their average for all circuits combined. Home court advantage is no joke and these five riders all show stronger indexes in Italy. Knowing the circuit like the back of their hands, the Italians know the optimal lines, best passing sections and of course, where they can utilize their skills most to defend their territory.
That’s about as concise as I can be with the overflowing amount of data we have on these riders! This is a unique group of guys with talents and number of years racing varying greatly. Good luck to the six Italian riders and their manufacturers as they head to Mugello for a home circuit battle!
Sidenote – This week’s Dream Teams have been released. Study up on the teams, the circuit and place your bet! Click here to learn more.