Possibly you’re a track-happy hooner trying to get into the skilled world of leathers and techy leans; Possibly you’re only a fan who spends their free time gauging stats of your favourite groups and racers, wanting ahead to the season of bisteringly-fast, neck-and-neck heroes astride (or getting again on) their screamers of alternative.
Possibly you’re all the above; both method, in some unspecified time in the future you’ve most likely joined the remainder of the moto populace and puzzled the next worldly question:
How a lot cash can a bike racer make?
Opposite to fashionable perception, cash DOES make the world go ‘spherical, and we’ve simply discovered an intriguing little bit of proof exhibiting off what a few of MotoGP’s beloved bike-crazy athletes make each year.
Spoiler for the archives: It REALLY issues who you’re employed for.
In response to the report from Motorbike Sports activities, the racer to have made essentially the most in 2022 was onne apart from Marc Marquez (driving for Repsol Honda), who made a shocking €12.5 million; distinction this to, say, Aprilia’s Maverick Viñales (reported to have made €10 million final 12 months), and now we have a really attention-grabbing set of wallets to check.
Whereas Marc Marquez hasn’t received a MotoGP championship since 2019, it seems there are advantages to working for a extra financially-acquitted model; Aprilia, in the meantime, hasn’t bought close to as a lot to supply, making Maverick’s earnings hefty, although extra modest.
And that’s not even the half of it.
Right here is the 2022 record of recognized MotoGP riders’ salaries, from highest to lowest:
- €12.5 million Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Staff)
- €10 million Maverick Viñales (Aprilia)
- €6 million Fabio Quartararo (Monster Vitality Yamaha)
- €6 million Joan Mir (Staff Suzuki Ecstar)
- €5 million Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Staff)
- €3.5 million Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Staff)
- €3 million Alex Rins (Staff Suzuki Ecstar)
- €3 million Franco Morbidelli (Monster Vitality Yamaha)
- €3 million Jack Miller (Ducati Lenovo Staff):
- €2 million Johann Zarco (Prima Pramac Racing/Ducati)
- €1 million Alex Marquez (LCR Honda)
- €1 million Jorge Martin (Prima Pramac Racing/Ducati)
- €750,000 Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia) (beforehand €750 mil…however that’s a typo)
- €625,000 Miguel Oliveira (Purple Bull KTM)
- €500,000 Brad Binder (Purple Bull KTM)
- €500,000 Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda)
- €375,000 Enea Bastianini (Gresini Racing/Ducati)
- €375,000 Fabio Di Giannantonio (Gresini Racing/Ducati)
- €300,000 Luca Marini (Mooney VR46 Racing Staff/Ducati)
- €250,000 Darryn Binder (WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP Staff)
- €250,000 Marco Bezzecchi (Mooney VR46 Racing Staff/Ducati)
- €250,000 Raul Fernandez (Tech3 KTM)
- €250,000 Remy Gardner (Tech3 KTM)
With €250,000 being the obvious minimal to earn at a world-class racing stage with Dorna (and €12.5 million presently logged as the last word finances, bolstered by MotoGP’s excellent protection), the sky’s the restrict, actually.
Are you prepared for the season’s circuit?
Give us a holler down under, smack that button on the high of our life like your ad-free life will depend on it, and as ever – keep protected on the twisties.