Fourth in the standings and just 29 points from leader Enea Bastianini, Marco has shown to be one of the fastest and most consistent riders in the world championship.
Considering his 2019 season with Team Red Bull KTM Tech3, one which failed to bring significant results, we had no real idea as to Marco’s potential in the intermediate class, until the start of this year that is, when he started to shine right from the first races.
His consistency is extraordinary, in both practice and races, so much so that his latest performance at the European GP even had some talking about a possible move to Aprilia, in light of Iannone’s departure.
Triumph Triple Trophy: Bezzecchi and Sky Racing a winning combination
Having come in last season to replace the Honda four-cylinder with its own three-cylinder engine, Triumph has created an additional contest within the Moto2 championship, awarding the winner a brand-new Street Triple RS.
This classification, little known as yet, awards the prize to the rider who scores the most points across three different categories:
top speed achieved over the three-day weekend: 7 points to the fastest;
pole position: 6 points to the polesitter;
fastest lap of the race: 5 points for the rider who sets the quickest time;
And it was our very own ‘Bez’ who took the bike home. With 70 points, Marco ran away with this title, closing with a 44-point lead over his closest rival, team-mate Luca Marini.
We are well aware that the Sky Racing Team offers a competitive bike; since its debut, it has always brought high-performance machines to the track. And so it comes as no surprise if Marco, who is also very quick on the brakes, has achieved the highest speed at various tracks.
He added to his points tally by setting pole, just one, at Jerez, as well as the fastest lap of the race at Misano. So nothing excessive, but a subtle way of rewarding riders and their teams for their work to find perfect feeling with their bike, essential in order to achieve maximum performance.
A decisive season, 'Bez' is mature
Two third places achieved in Andalusia and in the wet at Le Mans, two second-place finished secured during two magical Misano races, and two wins, the first at the Stiria GP (where Martin crossed the line first but was then relegated) and the second, still fresh, at Valencia, say a lot about Bezzecchi’s potential.
The other riders are starting to realise that next year (alongside his great friend Celestino Vietti, ready to move to Moto2), it is he who will be the man to beat, considering Luca and Enea’s move up to the reigning class.
Marco demonstrates a level of maturity that is rare for a 22-year old. He has committed few mistakes this season, but the two Aragon weekends proved crucial for the VR46 rider, two successive crashes at the same track telling us that Marco and that asphalt were probably not getting on so well.
The championship appeared compromised but thanks to the 25 points scored at the European GP, not to mention Lowes’ crash, the Italian is now motivated to do his best during the remaining two events, decisive in terms of establishing who secures the Moto2 world championship title.
Having won the Triumph, Bezzecchi can still fight for the championship, and he knows that there’s only one thing to do if he wants the ultimate prize, and that is to go flat out.