6 Riders with the Highest Salaries in MotoGP 2022, Bagnaia Not Included!

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MotoGP is one of the biggest racing championships in the world. That is why, it is not surprising that the drivers are rewarded with a large salary per season. Then, who is the racer with the highest salary in MotoGP 2022?

Disitat detikOto from Motosan. es, Friday (18/11/2022), for many years, Valentino Rossi has always been the highest paid racer in MotoGP. However, after retiring, his position was taken over by Honda racer from Spain, Marc Marquez.

In the 2022 season, Marc Marquez received a fee of 25 million euros or around IDR 407 billion per year. However, it was not stated with certainty whether this amount only came from Honda’s annual wages or if there were other sources.

PHILLIP ISLAND, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Marc Marquez of Spain and Repsol Honda Team greets the fans and celebrates the second place during the MotoGP race during the MotoGP of Australia at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on October 16, 2022 in Phillip Island, Australia.  (Photo by Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images)Marc Marquez is the racer with the highest salary in MotoGP 2022. Photo: Getty Images/Mirco Lazzari gp

Marc Marquez’s high fee has received criticism from a number of MotoGP observers. Because, he often struggles with injuries rather than racing on the track. Not only that, his performance in competitions has also started to decline recently.

Marquez’s salary last season was four times that of Fabio Quartararo, who was ‘only’ 6 million euros or around Rp. 97.5 billion. In fact, Quartararo only received a salary increase after winning the title in the 2021 season.

Meanwhile, surprisingly, Aprilia racer from Spain, Maverick Vinales is in third place for the racer with the highest salary in MotoGP 2022. He receives a wage of 2 million euros or Rp. 32.4 billion per season. Unfortunately, the amount of wages is not equivalent to its performance on the track.

Ducati Italian rider Francesco Bagnaia celebrates as he won the World Championship's title after the Valencia MotoGP Grand Prix race at the Ricardo Tormo racetrack in Cheste, near Valencia, on November 6, 2022. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO /AFP via Getty Images)Francesco Bangaia won MotoGP 2022. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Interestingly, Francesco ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia, who won the world championship, is not included in the list of the 6 highest paid riders in MotoGP 2022. However, he is most likely to get a salary increase next season and enter the elite ranks.

So, so that detikers won’t be curious, here we summarize the 6 drivers with the highest salaries in MotoGP 2022.

Racer with the Highest Salary in MotoGP 2022

  1. Marc Marquez (Honda) – IDR 407 billion
  2. Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) – IDR 97.5 billion
  3. Maverick Vinales (Aprilia) – IDR 32.4 billion
  4. Joan Mir (Suzuki) – IDR 17.8 billion
  5. Alex Rins (Suzuki) – IDR 16.2 billion
  6. Franco Morbidelli (Yamaha) – IDR 9.8 billion.

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