Rider photos sourced from MotoGP.com
Below we have provided the 2020 pre-season rider trajectory rankings for Efficiency Index.
The Efficiency Index identifies a rider’s ability to make forward progress throughout a race. This (new) index takes into account each rider’s performance in both free practice and qualifying as the starting grid position is used to weight/handicap the overall efficiency.
This index rewards riders for 4 complimentary performance factors:
1. A strong starting grid position
2. A positive net movement meaning they finished the race ahead of their starting position
3. A large net movement value which suggests they overtook a significant amount of their opponents
4. A lower volatility signifying productive movement
The trajectories track each rider’s rate of improvement from 2015 – 2019. A negative number resembles a quicker improvement rate over time as a smaller value identifies a more consistent, superior performance.
Riders with less than two season in the MotoGP series are not included as they do not have an appropriate amount of data to calculate a trajectory.
Efficiency Index Trajectory Ranking:
|1||– 0.1009||Alex Rins|
|2||– 0.0851||Andrea Dovizioso|
|3||– 0.0580||Marc Marquez|
|4||– 0.0374||Cal Crutchlow|
|5||– 0.0281||Jack Miller|
|6||– 0.0275||Aleix Espargaro|
|7||+ 0.0020||Andrea Iannone|
|8||+ 0.0022||Danilo Petrucci|
|9||+ 0.0060||Maverick Vinales|
|10||+ 0.0076||Johann Zarco|
|11||+ 0.0358||Takaaki Nakagami|
|12||+ 0.0446||Pol Espargaro|
|13||+ 0.0507||Tito Rabat|
|14||+ 0.0606||Valentino Rossi|
|15||+ 0.2444||Franco Morbidelli|