The calculation of the 2023 MotoGP world title seems interesting to discuss ahead of the final series race at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Sunday (26/11/2023) / Photo: MotoGP
VALENCIA – The calculation for the 2023 MotoGP world title seems interesting to discuss ahead of the final series race at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Sunday (26/11/2023). So, who will stand proudly on the highest podium, Francesco Bagnaia or Jorge Martin?
Bagnaia currently still occupies the top position in the 2023 MotoGP racer standings with 442 points. Meanwhile, Martin followed in second place after collecting 428 points.
Martin successfully cut the points gap from Bagnaia to 14 points after winning the 2023 Valencia MotoGP Sprint, yesterday. As a result, the 2023 MotoGP title will be determined in the final main race of the season at the 2023 Valencia GP.
In his position of being 14 points behind, there are three schemes that can make him win the 2023 MotoGP title. First, Martin must win the main race, but Bagnaia only finishes sixth or worse.
Second, Martin was runner up in the Valencia MotoGP, so Bagnaia had to finish in 11th position or worse. Third, if he finishes on the third podium, then Bagnaia will have to finish the race in 15th position or worse.
Meanwhile, Bagnaia is in a more advantageous position than Martin, so he has a greater chance of winning. First, if Martin finishes as runner up or worse, then he only needs to finish in sixth to 10th place to seal his championship title.
Second, if Martin finishes in third place or worse, then the Italian star only needs to finish in 11th to 14th place. Finally, if Martin finishes in fourth place, then he only needs to end the main race in 15th place.
Calculation of the 2023 MotoGP Champion in Valencia:
1. Finish in the top five
2. Finish in 6th-10th place, and Martin is runner up or worse