MotoGP 2022 will feature five rookie or debutants. They are for the first time to experience competition in the highest class of the Motorcycle Racing World Championship.
It is undeniable that, compared to 2021, the competition to become Rookie of the Year MotoGP 2022 will be very interesting. Moreover, the young talents competing for the title cannot be underestimated.
What is interesting is that three of the total five rookie riders are riders who occupy positions 1-3 in the 2021 Moto2 class. The three are Remy Gardner, Raul Fernandez and Marco Bezzecchi.
As a result, the three of them will be competing again for the Rookie of the Year title in MotoGP 2022.
In this article, Bola.com invites readers to get to know the five rookie racers in MotoGP 2022. Let’s scroll down to find out.
1. Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing)
Raul Fernandez’s teammate at the Tech3 KTM Factory Racing team in MotoGP 2022. Remy Gardner is the strongest candidate to win MotoGP Rookie of the Year this season.
Understandably last season in the Moto2 class, he became a world champion with extraordinary achievements. Remy recorded five wins with a total of 12 podiums.
Remy is also a figure who has eaten the salt of competition in Moto2. So he should be able to quickly adapt when he goes up to MotoGP.
2. Raul Fernandez (Tech3 KTM Factory Racing)
Still young, 21 years old and considered to have bright prospects. Raul Fernandez is the runner-up of the 2021 Moto2 season with a record of eight wins plus 12 podiums.
Amazingly he won it in his debut year in the Moto2 class. In MotoGP 2022, he will strengthen Tech3 KTM Factory Racing.
KTM may not be the most competitive bike on the MotoGP grid, but with his talent, Raul has the potential to surprise everyone.
3. Darryn Binder (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team)
The brother of KTM factory racer Brad Binder. Darryn Binder, 24 years old, arguably has a sensational move to perform in the MotoGP event.
How could I not, last season, he was still performing in Moto3. The record is also not good enough. He only finished seventh in the standings with two podiums and two pole positions.
Strengthening the Yamaha satellite team, WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Team, Darryn Binder is the weakest rookie compared to the other four names. But who knows, a racer who has repeatedly been criticized for his overly aggressive racing style could surprise him.
4. Marco Bezzecchi (VR46 Racing Team)
Moved up to MotoGP at the same age as Fabio Di Giannantonio, 23 years old. Marco Bezzecchi became the next rider from Valentino Rossi’s academy to move up to MotoGP.
In the last three seasons, Marco Bezzecchi has finished in Moto2 with the best record of finishing third in the 2021 season. Previously in the Moto3 class, he also achieved the same achievement in the 2018 season.
MotoGP 2022, Marco Bezzecchi joins the team owned by his mentor, Valentino Rossi. He has the potential to create surprises because he rides a Ducati Desmosedici motorbike.
5. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing MotoGP)
Fabio Di Giannantonio stepped up to MotoGP at the ripe age of 23. Before stepping into MotoGP 2022, the last three seasons he performed in Moto2.
His achievements are fairly ordinary when playing in Moto2 with a record of only one victory. However, Fabio Di Giannantonio’s name was striking when he became the 2018 Moto3 runner-up.
The above indicates that by riding a Ducati Desmosedici with the Gresini satellite team, the figure of Fabio Di Giannantonio should not be underestimated.