There are just two more rounds to maximise your MotoGP™ Fantasy points haul!
The Malaysian GP is here, and the MotoGP™ World Championship comes sharply into focus with just two rounds to go in 2022. It’s the same in MotoGP™ Fantasy, with just two more chances for gamers to maximise their points hauls. We’re just days on from a classic Australian GP, so let’s look back at what happened at Phillip Island before we run the rule over the field ahead of the Sepang event.
Who made the Dream Team at Phillip Island?
If you had Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) as one of your Gold Riders last weekend, well done. The Spaniard returned a massive 48-point haul thanks in part to his final-lap pass for victory. The win yielded 25 points, with another four for being second-fastest in Q1, a point for earning 10th on the grid in Q2, and 18 more on top of that for a net gain of nine positions in 27 laps – very productive, indeed. Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) might have missed out on a podium at The Island but in climbing from 15th on the grid to fifth at the chequered flag, he scored 32 points for MotoGP™ Fantasy gamers who selected the Italian as a Gold Rider.
Track-by-track: Secrets to success at Sepang
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) generated the third-highest Fantasy points total with his finish of second from second on the grid – nine for being second-fastest in Q2 and 20 for the position he held at the chequered flag in Sunday’s Grand Prix. Brad Binder might be the ‘Sunday man’ but it was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammate Miguel Oliveira who gained a whopping 12 positions in the Australian GP and, if you had him as your Gold Rider, you scored 28 points. For those who had Marc Marquez and Oliveira as Silver Riders, they collected 14.5 points for the Honda rider and 14 for the KTM pilot.
Who won the constructors’ battle?
A Suzuki won the race but the top constructor in MotoGP™ Fantasy was Ducati. Bastianini’s 32 points and Marco Bezzecchi’s (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) 25 meant the Bologna marque scored 28.5 points for the weekend, with Suzuki next-best on 25.
What to look out for at Sepang
Can Rins translate his Phillip Island form into another strong performance at the Sepang International Circuit? If you believe in momentum, then the man on #42 is surely someone you need in your Fantasy team given his asking price is still only 2.6M. Marc Marquez’s price continues to rise as he starts to return to his best form since coming back from surgery, and 3.4M is still not all that pricey for an eight-time World Champion, is it?
Do you remember the last time MotoGP™ visited Malaysia?
What about Bezzecchi? A pole position in Thailand and a fourth place in Australia when it could easily have been an even better result – the Italian is in good form yet his price is still 2.8M ahead of the Malaysian GP. More expensive is Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) at 3.5M but the Frenchman will be determined to regain the World Championship lead which he lost with two errors at Phillip Island, so maybe now is time to get onboard if you have not already.
Still undecided? Tap into some local knowledge as Razlan Razali, the Team Principal of the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP™ Team, gives his Fantasy tips, then get your picks in!