Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2021
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Ranking the top 10 MotoGP riders of 2021

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Eight different riders won races across an ultra-competitive 2021 MotoGP season. Although Fabio Quartararo wrapped up the title with two rounds to go, the Yamaha rider had strong competition from the revitalised Ducati factory team and the world championship's returning king. Autosport picks out the year's 10 best riders

The 2021 MotoGP season was a more normal affair despite COVID-19 still hanging over the paddock, with a full schedule of 18 races taking place. This didn't stop the season from being just as chaotic as the 2020 campaign however, with eight riders taking to the top step of the podium on four different motorcycles. In all, no less than 15 riders finished on the podium.

From that crop, Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo emerged as the man to beat and the Frenchman emerged as his nation's first MotoGP title winner, sealing the championship with a fine recovery ride at Misano. 

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