In a season filled with ups and downs, the Qatar GP proved to be a challenging race for Jorge Martín. However, amidst his struggles, Pramac had many reasons to celebrate as they became the first-ever satellite team to secure the overall team championship in MotoGP.
With an impressive tally of 620 points, Pramac currently holds an 89-point lead over Ducati. Although 66 points are yet to be awarded at the Valencia GP, the team’s dominance is undeniable. Sitting in third place behind Ducati is another satellite team, the Mooney VR46 Racing Team, trailing by 11 points.
This historic win for Pramac marks a significant milestone in MotoGP history. Since the start of the MotoGP era in 2002, no independent team has achieved such a feat. The previous best result achieved by a satellite team was a second-place finish, obtained by Pons in 2003, Gresini the following year, and most recently by CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Team in 2020.
Building upon their success, Pramac has proven that satellite teams can compete at the highest level of motorcycle racing. This victory is a testament to their determination, skill, and ability to push boundaries. It opens up new possibilities for independent teams and highlights the immense talent and potential that exists outside of the factory teams.
While Jorge Martín may have had a difficult race, he can take pride in being part of a historic moment for Pramac. The team’s dedication and hard work have paid off, rewriting the record books and etching their names in MotoGP history. As the season progresses, all eyes will be on the Valencia GP, where the final points will be awarded, and the teams will strive to end the season on a high note.