* DOTD = Data Of The Day *
Everyone loves to see an epic battle in and out of corners as riders play their and their bike’s strengths to their opponent’s weaknesses. A dominant rider can not only effectively overtake their opponents, but they can also defend their position from those hunting them down.
Today we are going to focus on the offensive side of the game through the use of the Predator Index. To be more specific, which circuit has historically experienced the highest rate of passing vs the lowest.
Grand Prix Scout indexes every single rider on every single circuit to obtain both single race and historical average data. The indexes built off the base Predator and Prey Indexes help identify larger picture trends across the grid.
A higher rate of overtaking suggests a tighter race as there is a smaller gap between riders, therefore, more movement between them. On the contrary, a lower rate of overtaking indicates a wider spread in talent across the grid as riders present a wider range in competitiveness.
As it stands, Phillip Island Circuit ranks #1 in Average Predator Index as it has historically experienced the highest average rate of overtaking. On the other end of the spectrum, the Chang International Circuit ranks #19 with a significantly smaller Average Historical Predator Index.