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 Moto3 series are not included as they do not have an appropriate amount of data to calculate a trajectory.
Efficiency Index Trajectory Ranking:
|1||– 0.1094||Jaume Masia|
|2||– 0.0930||Albert Arenas|
|3||– 0.0847||Kaito Toba|
|4||– 0.0714||Alonso Lopez|
|5||– 0.0528||Tony Arbolino|
|6||– 0.0503||Gabriel Rodrigo|
|7||– 0.0439||Stefano Nepa|
|8||– 0.0369||Darryn Binder|
|9||– 0.0344||Dennis Foggia|
|10||– 0.0223||Andrea Migno|
|11||– 0.0107||Ayumu Sasaki|
|12||– 0.0051||Tatsuki Suzuki|
|13||+ 0.0126||John McPhee|
|14||+ 0.0506||Raul Fernandez|
|15||+ 0.0778||Romano Fenati|
|16||+ 0.1508||Celestino Vietti|