Is Franky doing that bad this year? He has been there at the top of the charts several weekends. Sure, he’s had some bad weekends too but he wasn’t competing every weekend last year. I feel like last year everyone was saying look at what he is doing on that year old bike and yea, he won some races but the season is only half over, there is time. A big difference is the bike is now 2 years old and way down on top speed. If you’ve been on track with bikes with an HP advantage you know how huge that can be. The fact that he is doing in cornering is super impressive but he’ll never compete like that often.
Disclaimer: this is me talking off the top of my head from my own recollections. I’m certainly not looking at any stats.