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 Moto2 series are not included as they do not have an appropriate amount of data to calculate a trajectory.
Efficiency Index Trajectory Ranking:
|1||– 0.1193||Thomas Luthi|
|2||– 0.0832||Hafizh Syahrin|
|3||– 0.0745||Lorenzo Baldassarri|
|4||– 0.0594||Luca Marini|
|5||– 0.0582||Tetsuta Nagashima|
|6||– 0.0382||Joe Roberts|
|7||– 0.0349||Augusto Fernandez|
|8||– 0.0349||Edgar Pons|
|9||– 0.0252||Remy Gardner|
|10||– 0.0181||Jorge Navarro|
|11||– 0.0118||Simone Corse|
|12||– 0.0116||Stefano Manzi|
|13||+ 0.0130||Jake Dixon|
|14||+ 0.0235||Marcel Schrotter|
|15||+ 0.0449||Xavi Vierge|
|16||+ 0.0501||Jesko Raffin|
|17||+ 0.0807||Sam Lowes|
|18||+ 0.0812||Bo Bendsneyder|