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The season’s half-way point is an appropriate time to evaluate the engine usage of each MotoGP rider to date. After nine races across eight countries in four continents, riders have had ample opportunity to test their machines for speed and endurance.
The premier class’ six manufacturers fall into two categories: those without concessions (Honda, Ducati, Yamaha and Suzuki) and those with concessions (KTM and Aprilia).
Manufacturers without concessions are allowed a maximum of seven engines throughout the 19-race championship. At the first round in March, their motors are sealed and no engine development is permitted through the season.
No rider from Honda, Ducati, Yamaha or Suzuki has exceeded four engines. What is of note is both Jorge Lorenzo and Takaaki Nakagami have had one engine withdrawn, which means it can no longer be used. Avintia Ducati’s Tito Rabat has also had one engine withdrawn.
Those manufacturers with concessions are permitted to use as many as nine engines per season. What’s more engine development isn’t frozen throughout the year so KTM and Aprilia can bring updates for their motor as the season progresses.
Three of KTM’s four riders (Pol Espargaro, Miguel Oliveira and Hafizh Syahrin) have used five engines in the first nine races, while the other – Johann Zarco – has had four. Aprilia’s Aleix Espargaro and Andrea Iannone have also used four each.
Manufacturers without concessions:
Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Jorge Lorenzo (Repsol Honda): 3 used, 1 withdrawn
Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda): 4 used, 1 withdrawn
Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Jack Miller (Pramac Ducati): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Ducati) 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Tito Rabat (Avintia Ducati): 4 used, 1 withdrawn
Karel Abraham (Avintia Ducati): 3 used, 0 withdrawn
Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Franco Morbidelli (Petronas SRT Yamaha): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Fabio Quartararo (Petronas SRT Yamaha): 3 used, 0 withdrawn
Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Manufacturers with Concessions
Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM): 5 used, 0 withdrawn
Johann Zarco (Red Bull KTM): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
Miguel Oliveira (Tech 3 KTM): 5 used, 0 withdrawn
Hafizh Syahrin (Tech 3 KTM): 5 used, 1 withdrawn
Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Gresini): 4 used, 1 withdrawn
Andrea Iannone (Aprilia Racing Gresini): 4 used, 0 withdrawn
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