In the present era, one-third of the grid is young guns—they pour forth from Moto2 every year—like the Espargaró brothers, Maverick Viñales, Scott Redding, Tito Rabat, Yonny Hernandez, Jack Miller (he was summoned straight from Moto3), Andrea Iannone, Bradley Smith, and others. Yet again and again, as races take shape five to 10 laps after the start, it is the usual names up front—Marquez, Rossi, Lorenzo, Pedrosa. Yes, a few of these have won a race, and next year when Viñales has the full backing of Yamaha he may do better yet. But none of these “young guns” has stormed to an early lead in dry conditions and then pulled effortlessly away. They don’t know how. We can hope some will learn.