Gamers Are Spoiled For Choice After MotoGP Head Towards Jerez
The sixth round of the 2022 MotoGP Championship is all set to give its fantasy players plenty of headaches.
After returning from Europe last weekend, MotoGP players have to experience a thrilling rollercoaster ride at Portimao. Here, we saw Fabio Quartararo take the first win of 2022. Now, they hardly have time to draw breath as they have to give their entire attention to the Red Bull Grand Prix of Spain with the Circuito de Jerez. Before the weekend’s fun, let’s have a look into the ways things are shaping in MotoGP fantasy.
Who made the Portuguese GP dream team?
Although it may not have ended up on the podium, going from 23rd position to 4th position is enough to ensure that players earn the ride of the day and most points in MotoGP fantasy. The spectacular efforts of Alex Rins helped him gain the 19th position in Portugal and even helped in on his way to a large and impressive 51 points from the weekend.
As the Gold Rider of the Dream Team, the Spaniard will join race winner Fabio Quartararo. 44 World Champion points were won through a combination of fifth starts, improving his position on the grid by four places, winning and recording the fastest lap of the race.
Francesco Banya (Ducati Lenovo), like Rins, started from the bottom of the grid and continued to conquer 8th place. The Italian took most of his points to improve his position on the grid with 16 places and amassed 20 points as rider silver for the MotoGP™ Fantasy dream team.
The final Dream Team for this weekend is Johan Zarko. The Pramac Racing driver finished second this year in the Algarve after sitting in pole position, which helped him earn 15 points as the silver rider in our team.
Who was the best constructor’s choice?
Among two riders in the Dream Team, Ducati again finished the weekend with the most points. Bagnaia and Zarco's efforts put Bologna on the ball 35 points, five more than Suzuki, while Yamaha is just half a point behind. In total, the Portugal GP Dream Team will cost 18.9 million.
With MotoGP Heading Towards Jerez, Gamers are Spoiled For Choice
Once again, there is a plenty of options available for MotoGP™ Fantasy players. Quartararo is back on track where he won his first top-flight race and two titles there in 2020. At a track that suits Yamaha, it's hard not to see the French riders and current Championship leaders again competing for medals. However, at 4.3 million, it is the most expensive driver in the game.
Last time, Jack Miller stood on the top step when he was in the south of Spain. Although he didn't see the checkered flag last time out, the Aussie has shown some pace in recent weeks and sees serious prospects again. At 2.9 million, he won't break the bank either. He was joined on the podium by teammates at the Bagnaia factory 12 months ago and is once again showing the form that made him a preseason favorite, but at £3.8m it will take a decent budget to get him in your hands.
It's hard to ignore the highest-scoring rider in the game, as Alex Rins' 153-point total gives him a 32-point lead over his nearest rival. The Suzuki guy is on fire right now, and even though it costs $3.7 million, it looks like it's a must-have for any team.
Among regular competitors, Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) is back on the track where he has shown impressive speed over the years. The South African was another person who recorded DNF in the Algarve so he would be evidence in Jerez. It is available for 3.3 million.
What are some of the budget-friendly options for the weekend?
Quartararo's teammate, Franco Morbidelli, can prove a decent bet difference for your team this weekend. The Italian was last on the podium at Jerez and has a good record there. Definitely worth paying attention to at 2M.
And Takaaki Nakagami from Honda LCR. The year 2022 was quite a struggle for the Japanese rider, and he even won Portimao points. His search for a first podium in MotoGP™ continues, but he is back on the track he loves. Two P4s in his last two visits proved in the form at the Circuito de Jerez - Angel Nieto, and at 1.6m, he can be a smart budget choice for your team if you are short on cash.
This weekend is all about gaming, and if you're still struggling with team selection, join Jordi Torres (Pons Racing 40) and watch the MotoGP™ Fantasy Preview on Thursday at 14:00 BST on Twitch weekend.