Who won MotoGP’s 2022 phony war?
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Who won MotoGP’s 2022 phony war?

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After just five days of official running across Sepang and the Mandalika International Street Circuit, preparations for the 2022 MotoGP season are now over. Here's what we learned from testing and who looks to have come out on top

As the fat cats with big wallets propping up MotoGP squads sip champagne and caviar as 2022 pre-season testing ends, the humble engineers behind a manufacturer’s success – and us less important journos - can begin pouring over data and caveats to make some sense of this season's first 120 hours of track time.

While last year’s pre-season phase resembled the meme of Spider Man pointing at himself, as cost-saving measures due to the COVID-19 pandemic meant all but Aprilia turned up to Qatar with basically their 2020 bikes, 2022 has brought a glimmer of normality. Those cost-saving measures were put in the bin and it was open (pre) season for manufacturers.

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