Bastianini rewards his 741 new owners with a top Misano points haul, as Rossi makes his way into the optimal team
The 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP will be remembered for a number of reasons, most of all for Fabio Quartararo’s (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, $4.8m) maiden MotoGP™ title win and Valentino Rossi’s (Petronas Yamaha SRT, $1.8m) Misano farewell. But how did things pan out in MotoGP™ Fantasy? Let’s have a look.
Dream team – the Beast on fire, The Doctor delivers
For the second time in a row at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama, $2.6m) – aka ‘Bestia’, the ‘Beast’ – delivered. A second podium of the season came the 2020 Moto2™ World Champion’s way, from 16th on the grid, to see Bastianini claim a mega 42-point haul – the perfect reward for Bestia’s 741 new owners.
Race winner Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team, $3.8m) was the second most transferred out rider ahead of the qualifying and the race, and he made sellers rue their decision. The eight-time World Champion accumulated 41 points at Misano, with nine-time World Champion Rossi making his way into the MotoGP™ Fantasy dream team for the first time this season. Newly crowned World Champion Quartararo bagged a fantastic points tally as well to make up the ideal team for Misano.
Gold: Enea Bastianini (42)
Gold: Marc Marquez (41)
Constructor: Honda (36)
Silver: Fabio Quartararo (18)
Silver: Valentino Rossi (16)
Pecco disappoints Motul300V Boosters
For most of the race, it looked like Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team, $4.1m) was going to reward the 2,252 players that placed a Motul300V Boost on him. Five laps from the end of the race, though, Pecco was down at Turn 15 – ending his hopes of the 2021 MotoGP™ title, and breaking Fantasy players’ hearts that were so close to pocketing some series points from the Italian.
Who are the highest-scoring riders in the last three GPs?
After two P3s and a P6, all from outside the top 10 on the grid, Bastianini is the man in form – both on track and in MotoGP™ Fantasy. Bestia has tallied 116 points in the last three GPs, more than any other rider. Bastianini should definitely be on the radar of Fantasy players heading into the final two rounds of the season.
As is Marc Marquez. The number 93 has scored 110 points in his last three outings, including two victories at COTA and Misano. Portimao looks set to be a tricky affair for the Spaniard with the circuit’s rollercoaster nature, but if you’re one of the 685 players who traded Marquez out, you’re probably looking at a way to get him back in – and for good reason.
The 2021 title may have been decided, but there’s still plenty up for grabs in MotoGP™ Fantasy. Every move counts now in the race to finish top of your Leagues, who are you looking at getting in ahead of Portimao?