Ducati, to break its bad streak at the Circuit de Catalunya: it has not won in MotoGP since 2018


The Ducati Desmosedici For several seasons they have dominated, in an almost insulting way, the MotoGP World Championship. Italian brand motorcycles they chained victory after victory in the championshipwith pilots like ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia(world champion in 2022 and 2023), Jorge Martin (last year’s runner-up) and, sooner rather than later, too Marc Márquezalmost always alternating at the top of the podium.

No circuit can compete with Ducati. Or maybe, yes.

And, looking at the record of winners of the Catalunya GP in the MotoGP categorywe find a strange fact, to say the least: A driver from the Italian brand has not won at the Montmeló Circuit since 2018, When the Spanish achieved this, Jorge Lorenzo.

Since then, despite the aforementioned dominance of Ducati in the World Championship, None of its drivers had previously crossed the checkered flag at the Catalan circuit. And that was over five years ago.

Last year, the Aprilia rider took the victory after an eventful race, Aleix Espargaro. In 2022, it will be the French Fabio Quartararo the winner on a Yamaha, something he also did in 2020. In 2021 it was the Portuguese Miguel Oliveira the surprise winner in Montmeló, riding a KTM.

And finally, in 2019 it’s the turn of Marc Márquez and his Honda. They are different times.

Today, the one from Cervera is, along with Bagnaia and Martín, the great candidate to break Ducati’s bad streak in a circuit where, surprisingly, achieved his first victory in the MotoGP World Championship: It was signed by Loris Capirossi, in 2003.

Catalunya GP Winners – MotoGP

Last 10 winners

2023 – Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia)
2022 – Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
2021 – Miguel Oliveira (KTM)
2020 – Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha)
2019 – Marc Márquez (Honda)
2018 – Jorge Lorenzo (Ducati)
2017 – Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati)
2016 – Valentino Rossi (Yamaha)
2015 – Jorge Lorenzo (Yamaha)
2014 – Marc Márquez (Honda)

Source: La Verdad


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