How can Ducati be crowned Manufacturers’ Champions in Indonesia?

Wednesday, 9 November 2022 09:12 GMT

The Riders’ Championship battle has been brewing all season long, and, alongside it, so has the Manufacturers’ Championship

As the 2022 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship nears a conclusion after a thrilling fight all season long, attention turns to who will claim the glory this season. All three Championships are up for grabs as WorldSBK heads to Indonesia and Australia to end the season with a double header with Ducati leading all three titles as it stands. Alvaro Bautista ( Racing – Ducati) is leading the Riders’ Championship and Ducati are top of the Manufacturers’ Championship with a chance to clinch both in Indonesia.

Alongside the fierce Riders’ Championship battle has been an equally as dramatic Manufacturers’ Championship between Ducati, reigning Champions Yamaha and Kawasaki as they all seek to claim glory in 2022 after an incredible season. Heading into the Pirelli Indonesian Round, Ducati lead the way on 538 points with 124 available across the final two rounds; with the highest-scoring rider from each manufacturer in each race contributing to the total score.

With a 65-point lead over Yamaha in the standings with two rounds to go, Ducati will be able to clinch the title in Indonesia if they finish the round 62 points or more clear of Yamaha and Kawasaki. Both Japanese brands are able to stop Ducati taking the title this year, but Yamaha would need to overhaul a 65-point deficit and it’s a 101-point deficit for Kawasaki across the final six races of the season. To win it in Indonesia, Ducati would be able to lose three points or fewer to Yamaha in the three races and they can lose up to 39 points compared to Kawasaki.

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