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The pre-season testing has officially ended which means that the opening GP is just around the corner! Each testing event allows the teams to experiment with parts, finalize bike set up and gain a better understanding of where they stand going into the season.
Yamaha dominated the final test weekend in Qatar with Maverick Vinales leading the pack and the two Petronas riders rounding out the top three. Suzuki star, Alex Rins kept a high profile as he ended the weekend in 4th and Jack Miller sealed 5th position as the highest ranked Ducati.
So, let’s talk data! Grand Prix Scout offers a unique collection of pre-season trajectory rankings that track the rate of improvement for each rider’s historical performance and offer an outlook for the upcoming season. Today we are going to focus on the Speed Index Trajectory Rankings as they align closely with the results from the Qatar Test this past weekend.
Three out of the top five riders from the Qatar Test stand as the top ranked riders for Speed Index Trajectory. Franco Morbidelli, Alex Rins and Jack Miller all show a strong improvement rate going into the 2020 season as they challenge the more seasoned riders who have previously dominated the series. Because of this, we are not surprised to see these three riders who stem from different manufactures all fall within the top five fastest riders of the Qatar Test weekend.
|Rank||Pre-Season Speed Index Trajectory Ranking||Qatar Test Results (Combined Days)|
|1||Franco Morbidelli||Maverick Vinales|
|2||Alex Rins||Franco Morbidelli|
|3||Jack Miller||Fabio Quartararo|
|4||Tito Rabat||Alex Rins|
|5||Takaaki Nakagami||Jack Miller|
Numbers don’t lie – Grand Prix Scout is here to put these numbers into context to educate users and enhance the MotoGP viewership experience.