Johann Zarco wins the “title” as the best independent rider

The Pramac Racing Team had already secured the award as the best independent team of the season and in Portimão it was up to Johann Zarco to seal this award in the drivers’ chapter.

The Frenchman finished the Algarve GP 50 points more than runner-up Aleix Espargaró in a one-lap phase in Valencia and then secured the “title” among the independent riders.

The third and fourth places of Enea Bastianini and Jorge Martín, two newcomers this season who showed great potential for the future, who both took more than one podium and were ahead of more experienced drivers such as Valentino Rossi, Danilo Petrucci or Takaaki Nakagami, are also highlighted for example. The table of the independent drivers is still one lap before the end of the championship: