950 falls, is the figure that is highlighted in the report of the official MotoGP website.
Of these, only 278 are in the premier class, 367 in the intermediate class and 305 in the minor class.
Iker Lecuona holds the record for falls this season, a whopping 26 falls. Second Marc Marquez with 22 and third Aron Canet with 21. The ranking continues with:
- Pol Espargaro (20)
- Alex Marquez (19)
- Albert Arenas (19)
- Kaito Toba (19)
- Aleix Espargaro (18)
- Hector Garzo (18)
- Tatsuki Suzuki (18)
- Cameron Beaubier (17)
- Somkiat Chantra (17)
And if you’re wondering which curves caused the most crashes are:
- Le Mans curve 3, with 37 falls
- Sachsenring curve 1,with 22 crashes
- Misano curve 16, with 20 crashes
8 sessions per weekend and Moto2 races reserved more crashes , as many as 116. The session with the fewest falls was FP4 with only 34 total falls, most likely due to the fact that it is only done by the premier class.
Almost all of these crashes had a positive impact with the riders returning to the track after a few weeks at the latest, but not in all cases it was possible. Jason Dupasquier left us during qualifying for the Italian GP and it is right to remember that.