The Beast tops San Marino billing

A sensational maiden podium saw Bastianini claim a huge 44-point haul at Misano, but what was the optimal team?

Another thrilling MotoGP™ weekend has been and gone and it was one that saw Enea Bastianini (Avintia Esponsorama, $2m) claim a maiden premier class podium from P12 on the grid, handing the Italian a huge 44 points in MotoGP™ Fantasy.

Enea Bastianini, Avintia Esponsorama, Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini

Optimal team

If you had the ‘Beast’ in your team, then it’s safe to say you’ll have been pretty happy with the reigning Moto2™ World Champion’s epic display at the San Marino GP. Unsurprisingly, Bastianini was part of the best team you could have had at your disposal at the first of two Misano encounters we’ll see in 2021:

Gold: Enea Bastianini (44)
Gold: Francesco Bagnaia (35)
Constructor: Ducati (39.5)
Silver: Fabio Quartararo (15)
Silver: Marc Marquez (13.5)

Notable price changes after Misano

Thanks to his huge haul, Bastianini’s price has risen to $2m from $1.8m at the start of the weekend. Fellow Ducati rider Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) now sits at $3.7m and is the fourth most expensive rider in the game after his two wins on the spin, with Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) and Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) rising to $3.2m and $2.4m respectively. Pecco has leapfrogged teammate Jack Miller as the second most picked rider in the game (24,798) behind Fabio Quartararo’s (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) tally of 36,515.

Francesco Bagnaia, Ducati Lenovo Team, Misano MotoGP™ Official Test

Reigning World Champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) has come down in price to $3.8m, with Pramac Racing duo Johann Zarco and Jorge Martin also dropping in price. The Frenchman is now just $2.6m, with rookie sensation Martin down to $2.1m.

Rider Fantasy standings heading into the final four races

After claiming P2 at Misano, Quartararo remains top of the pile on 399 Fantasy points and is the rider who everyone should have in their teams at this point. Bagnaia is now second on 345 points, 10 ahead of third place Mir, with Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, $4m) a close fourth on 329 points.

Bastianini is the man on the move. The Ducati rookie is now eighth overall on 204 points, just eight behind Marc Marquez. Keep an eye on Bastianini’s progress in Americas GP Free Practice, he could be a very shrewd pick – especially at his price – if you’re needing to take some gambles and climb your League tables.

Look out for the Americas GP preview ahead of the Grand Prix in Austin coming up between 1-3 October.

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