Two-times MotoGP world champion, Marc Marquez, may well have set a blistering and lap-record breaking pace at Sepang last week at the first official pre-season test but is he the most popular rider on the grid according to his social media following?
Twitter is the preferred choice by the worlds’ most talented racers to feed their fans and followers updates over race weekends, photos from their training routines as well as a glimpse into their private lives too.
In fact, every rider on the 2015 MotoGP grid has their own Twitter handle so we’ve assembled a race grid infographic based on the number of followers each has. There are no surprises for guessing who is in pole position.
While Valentino Rossi has more than 3.1 million followers, the Italian is not the most prolific Twitter user on the grid. Popularity is one measure but if you were to revise the grid based on how often each rider tweets then Suzuki’s Aleix Espargaro leads the way followed by Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo, and new-boy, Loris Baz.
In fact the top two on our Twitter grid, Rossi and Marquez, have more followers than the official @MotoGP account!
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