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MotoGP™ crew chiefs: who’s working with whom in 2022?

Here’s a full breakdown of every premier class rider’s right-hand-man ahead of the 2022 season getting underway

There’s often as much intrigue in the movement of MotoGP™ crew chiefs as there is in the rider market itself. Although the key Championship contenders from 2021 will remain with their trusted right-hand-men for the upcoming 2022 MotoGP™ World Championship, the introduction of some new teams and five rookies means there’s plenty of change up and down pitlane. Here’s a full breakdown of who every MotoGP™ rider will be working with next season.

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World Champion Fabio Quartararo, rather unsurprisingly following his success last year, will remain with Diego Gubellini in 2022. The pair were first partnered together when the Frenchman debuted in MotoGP™ in 2019 and have formed a strong partnership ever since, with Gubellini moving up to the factory squad with El Diablo last year. There’s a change in the opposite side of the garage, though, with Franco Morbidelli teaming up with Patrick Primmer.

After a couple of fruitful years with the experienced Ramon Forcada, Maverick Vinales’ former suspension technician, Primmer, returns to the MotoGP™ paddock after a 2021 sabbatical to take up his first job as a crew chief.