MotoGP: Champions Recognized At Awards Gala

MotoGP: Champions Recognized At Awards Gala

© 2022, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued By Dorna:

The FIM MotoGP™ Awards bring the curtain down on an incredible season

Thrills. Spills. Glory. Triumph. Mistakes. Victories. Podiums. History. This was 2022

Sunday, 06 November 2022

The FIM MotoGP™ Awards ceremony brought the curtain down on 2022, celebrating an incredible season of competition and rewarding all those who wrote their part in the history books.

 

2022 MotoGP World Champion Francesco Bagnaia (center), 2022 Moto2 World Champion Augusto Fernandez (left), and 2022 Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara (right). Photo courtesy Dorna.
2022 MotoGP World Champion Francesco Bagnaia (center), 2022 Moto2 World Champion Augusto Fernandez (left), and 2022 Moto3 World Champion Izan Guevara (right). Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

The Champions and winners in 2022 took centre stage at the event, with newly-crowned MotoGP™ World Champion Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Moto2™ World Champion Augusto Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) and Moto3™ World Champion Izan Guevara (Valresa GASGAS Aspar Team) headlining.

The 2022 Awards were hosted by Gavin Emmett and Alina Marzi, with FIM President Jorge Viegas and Dorna Sports CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta in attendance to present the range of awards to the heroes of the hour (and year).

 

2022 MotoGP World Champion Francesco Bagnaia pointing to his name on the MotoGP World Championship trophy. Photo courtesy Dorna.
2022 MotoGP World Champion Francesco Bagnaia pointing to his name on the MotoGP World Championship trophy. Photo courtesy Dorna.

 

Bagnaia headlined in MotoGP™ as he received his trophy after making history as the first Ducati rider to take the crown in 15 years, completing the triple crown, and he picked up the BMW M Award for best qualifier in the MotoGP™ class too. Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) was on stage as runner up, and Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing MotoGP™) completed the top three as well as taking the honour of top Independent Team rider.

The Tissot Pole of Poles winners this season were Bagnaia, Aron Canet (Flexbox HP 40) and Izan Guevara in MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ respectively, and they picked up their prizes.

This year’s MotoGP™ Rookie of the Year award was presented to Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Team) in the premier class, Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) in the intermediate class and Diogo Moreira (MT Helmets – MSI) in the lightweight class.

Ducati swept the Team and Constructor titles in the premier class, as well as the riders’ crown, giving the Bologna factory the coveted Triple Crown. Kalex came out on top in Moto2™, and GASGAS in Moto3™.

The FIM Finetwork JuniorGP™ Champion and Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup winner, that one rider being Jose Antonio Rueda as he took both titles and became the first to so do in one year, also took to the stage.

That’s a wrap on 2022. As the curtain falls, we celebrate the incredible achievements we’ve seen this season and the chapters written into the history books, forever to remain part of the sport. Goodbye to those going to new challenges elsewhere, good luck to those ready to face those in 2023 as part of the paddock… and congratulations to everyone who made 2022 a truly unforgettable season of the FIM MotoGP™ World Championship.

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