10 of the funnier moments from 2022!

Belly sliding through puddles, the rain ritual and plenty more - there were many moments that left us all smiling this year

MotoGP™ is a serious business, but sometimes we can have a little fun while travelling around the world doing what we love. Here’s some of the more light-hearted moments from the 2022 season for you to enjoy: 

Pre-Event, Grand Prix of Qatar

Qatar GP: World Cup fever (above)

Ahead of the season opener at the Lusail International Circuit, three title favourites enjoyed themselves at one of the fantastic World Cup venues: Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team), Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) and Suzuki’s Joan Mir.

MotoGP, Race, Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia

Indonesian GP: The rain ritual

This was, without doubt, one of the best postcards from 2022. Our first visit to the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia saw us having to deal with a heavy downpour on race day, but we had a hero among us. A shaman performed a special rain ritual, giving us a chance to see KTM’s Miguel Oliveira wet weather masterclass.

Pre-Event, Gran Premio Red Bull de España

Spanish GP: Suits you, lads

Just a couple of mates enjoying some pre-Spanish GP history in full kit. Remy Gardner and Pedro Acosta (Red Bull KTM Ajo) looked like they enjoyed themselves in Jerez…

Aleix Espargaro, Aprilia Racing, SHARK Grand Prix de France

French GP: Aleix’s happy face

Aleix, show us your ‘I’ve just bagged my third consecutive podium face’. Yeah, that’s the one. Espargaro enjoyed his time at Le Mans, knowing he and Aprilia Racing were firmly in the 2022 title race.

Enea Bastianini, Jack Miller, SHARK Grand Prix de France

French GP: Miller and the shoey – the perfect combo

Jack Miller, podium, shoey – that’s the way it works these days, and race winner Enea Bastianini kindly offered his services to help the Australian with his ritual on the Le Mans rostrum.

Jorge Martin, Prima Pramac Racing, Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya

Catalan GP: MotoGP™ meets Reggaeton

After claiming a podium finish in Barcelona, Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing) posed with Puerto Rican musician Rauw Alejandro.

Enea Bastianini, Gresini Racing MotoGP™, CryptoDATA Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich

Austrian GP: A smiling Beast

It wasn’t the race Bastianini would have been looking for in Austria, but this was a face he’d be pulling more than one more time in the coming months…

Marc Marquez, Fan Zone, Funny, Aragon

Aragon GP: Excited to be back, Marc?

Having undergone surgery for a fourth time after the Italian GP, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) returned to action at his home GP in Aragon. By the looks of it, the fans and the eight-time World Champion were pretty happy for him to be back.

PreEvent, OR Thailand Grand Prix

Thai GP: King of the ring

Fabio Di Giannantonio vs Alex Marquez, who comes out on top of the now Gresini Racing MotoGP™ battle? The duo – plus some others – enjoyed some time in the boxing ring ahead of the Thai GP.

Jack Miller, Ducati Lenovo Team, OR Thailand Grand Prix

Thai GP: Slip n slide

If there’s a puddle and you’re already wet, then what else are you meant to do? Miller enjoys a splash after claiming a P2 in the pouring rain in Buriram. 

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