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2020 MotoGP Round 14 – Valencia II


Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) and Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) put on a spectacular duel in the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana as a tense race-long chess match turned into a final lap scrap for glory.

It was decided by less than a tenth but it’s Morbidelli who comes out on top, gloves off to take his third win of the year and move up to second in the standings. Miller was forced to settle for second in the end, with Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) once again completing the podium.

Slightly further back, Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) made dreams a reality as he took seventh place and secured the 2020 MotoGP World Championship, with key rivals not able to do enough to stop the Majorcan’s history-making charge.

MotoGP Race Report

Joan Mir tried to avoid any potential carnage as the penultimate race of 2020 got underway

As the lights went out, Miller put in a characteristically good start to take the holeshot before then heading wide out of Turn 1, leaving Morbidelli in the lead as the Yamaha man kept it clean to take over. Pol Espargaro pounced for third ahead of front-row starter Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu), but then some shuffles just behind pulled immediate focus.

Valencia II

First, Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) had sliced through from P14 on the grid to seventh after a storming start, but things didn’t go so well for fellow contender Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT).

Quartararo was back in the pack

Quartararo struggled to get it stopped into Turn 6 on Lap 1 and dropped back – right back – before it went from bad to worse. Sadly, his title hopes were over, ‘El Diablo’ sliding out of the race and contention.

Then on the deck…

Meanwhile at the front, Morbidelli had the hammer down and Rins was up to fifth – one place gained ‘thanks’ to a crash for Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) as the day sadly came to an early end for the Frenchman after a good start and a battle with the number 42.

Joan Mir was careful not to get caught up in any incidents

And Mir? Mir was in eighth, but was getting into the groove and past Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) to set off after Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) ahead of him.

Morbidelli, Miller, Pol Espargaro

Morbidelli rode on, Miller remained his shadow, and the two men kept edging away to make it a duel. It became a brief duel over third too as Nakagami homed in on Pol Espargaro, the Japanese rider once again showing some stunning pace. But the charge would end with disappointment as just as he struck, Nakagami slid out – leaving the KTM to take back third and now with a small cushion back to fourth.

Morbidelli, Mir, Pol Espargaro

The man in fourth by then was Rins, and with Suzuki’s late race pace of late, Pol Espargaro couldn’t afford to relax too much. But this weekend it seemed just off the podium was the maximum the Aragon GP winner could manage as he held station, two more KTMs on his tail. Initially the first was Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3), but Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Brad Binder was coming in hot. The South African was also keeping Mir at bay as the number 36 failed to make inroads into the gap, seemingly set to take the crown from seventh.

Back at the front, Morbidelli was steadfast but the Petronas Yamaha SRT rider wasn’t getting away as he had done for his previous wins. Miller was with him and gaining, gaining, until he was within touching distance with two to go. And over the line for the final lap, the Australian struck for the front.

Morbidelli and Miller

Heading up the inside, the number 43 was past and it was game on – but he also headed wide. Morbidelli reacted to hug the apex and slice back through, the Yamaha back ahead and Miller reloading for another shot. That came not long after at Turn 4 as Miller chucked it up the inside, but Morbidelli snapped straight back to grab P1 again at Turn 5.

Morbidelli and Miller

Down the back straight they went, the Ducati able to show a wheel but no way through. Miller then set himself up for a dive up the inside at Turn 11, but once again there was no way through as the duo got very close for comfort.

Morbidelli and Miller

Attention then turned to the final corner, but Miller wasn’t close enough to lunge. Could the number 43 get the power down and use the extra grunt to scream past Morbidelli on the run to the line?

Morbidelli and Miller

It was his final chance at the win, but it wasn’t to be. Morbidelli emerged victorious for the third time this season after a magnificent boxing match, and the Italian now sits second in the Championship. Petronas Yamaha SRT are also the top Independent Team.

Morbidelli and Miller

The gap over the line was just 0.093 seconds, tantalisingly close, but it’s a great third podium of the season for Miller nevertheless. Pol Espargaro goes back-to-back in Valencia for his fifth podium of the year in third, another fantastic effort from the Spaniard in his penultimate race for KTM.

Franco Morbidelli

Rins’ comeback ride was impressive from P14, but the Suzuki man ran out of steam and eventually missed out on the podium by six tenths as he was forced to settle for fourth. The Spaniard did, however, help Team Suzuki Ecstar claim the Team Championship after a stunning year that’s seen both riders win and challenge for the crown, Mir ultimately taking it.

Joan Mir | 2020 MotoGP World Champion

Binder got the better of Oliveira to return to the top five for the first time since the Austrian GP, and the South African also strengthened his grip on the Rookie of the Year title as he heads for the finale 20 points clear of Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). Oliveira in sixth make it three KTMs in the top six too, and the Portuguese rider arrives on home turf in form.

Joan Mir | 2020 MotoGP World Champion congratulated by his peers

Just behind the KTM duo, Mir took the chequered flag. Pandemonium raged on the pit wall as Suzuki witnessed their rider come across the line to win the 2020 FIM MotoGP World Championship, the young Spaniard joining Barry Sheene, Marco Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Jr. as a Suzuki Champion. An incredible achievement from the sophomore, and the entire Hamamatsu factory, after a stunning season.

Suzuki MotoGP World Champions

Dovizioso almost sprung a late surprise as he crossed the line just 0.026 behind Mir and could have possibly gone for a lunge, but he was the second Ducati home and took some solid points. Aleix Espargaro crossed the line in a solid P9 to grab his second top 10 of the season, the Aprilia man taking the flag one place ahead of Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) after a tougher one for the number 12.

Franco Morbidelli – Race winner

Francesco Bagnaia (Pramac Racing) finished P11 and three tenths ahead of Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP), as Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol), Stefan Bradl (Repsol Honda Team) and Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) completed the points.

Franco Morbidelli – Race winner

And so, Valencia plays host to yet another Championship-deciding MotoGP race – and an amazing last lap duel. Suzuki now head to Portimao with the triple crown in sight, although the Japanese marque are equal on points with Ducati in the fight to become Constructor Champions. Whichever bike crosses the line first will win the Championship.

2020 has been unpredictable everywhere but Portimao could step up the surprises even further, I am fizzing at the prospect of MotoGP bikes taking on the unique challenges of that amazing circuit.

Franco Morbidelli – P1

It was an unbelievable win, I gave everything all race long and finally I had to dig deeper to find something else at the last lap because Jack was there and was able to catch up at the end and fight at the end. I had to find something extra and luckily I was able to pull it out! It was a wonderful fight against Jack. It’s always nice to fight with him, win or lose, so I enjoyed the battle and congrats to him, he was just as good as me. I have a great feeling about this year, we did great and I’m looking forward to party tonight and then go to Portimao!”

Franco Morbidelli

MotoGP Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 41m22.478
2 Jack MILLER Ducati +0.093
3 Pol ESPARGARO KTM +3.006
4 Alex RINS Suzuki +3.697
5 Brad BINDER KTM +4.127
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM +7.272
7 Joan MIR Suzuki +8.703
8 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati +8.729
9 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia +15.512
10 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha +19.043
11 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati +19.456
12 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha +19.717
13 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda +23.802
14 Stefan BRADL Honda +27.43
15 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati +30.57
16 Alex MARQUEZ Honda +30.619
17 Tito RABAT Ducati +42.365
18 Lorenzo SAVADORI Aprilia +46.472
Not Classified
DNF Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 9 Laps
DNF Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 19 Laps
DNF Johann ZARCO Ducati 22 Laps
2020 Valencia II MotoGP podium
1. Franco Morbidelli – Petronas Yamaha SRT – Yamaha 41:22.478
2. Jack Miller -Pramac Racing – Ducati +0.093
3. Pol Espargaro -Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – KTM +3.006

MotoGP World Championship Standings

Pos Rider Bike Points
1 Joan MIR Suzuki 171
2 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha 142
3 Alex RINS Suzuki 138
4 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha 127
5 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha 125
6 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati 125
7 Pol ESPARGARO KTM 122
8 Jack MILLER Ducati 112
9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda 105
10 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM 100
11 Brad BINDER KTM 87
12 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati 78
13 Johann ZARCO Ducati 71
14 Alex MARQUEZ Honda 67
15 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha 62
16 Francesco BAGNAIA Ducati 47
17 Aleix ESPARGARO Aprilia 34
18 Cal CRUTCHLOW Honda 29
19 Iker LECUONA KTM 27
20 Stefan BRADL Honda 18
21 Bradley SMITH Aprilia 12
22 Tito RABAT Ducati 10
23 Michele PIRRO Ducati 4

MotoGP Constructors Championship

Pos Constructor Points
1 SUZUKI 201
2 DUCATI 201
3 YAMAHA 188
4 KTM 175
5 HONDA 133
6 APRILIA 43

MotoGP Team Championship

Pos Team Points
1 TEAM SUZUKI ECSTAR 309
2 PETRONAS YAMAHA SRT 230
3 RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING 209
4 DUCATI TEAM 203
5 MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP 169
6 PRAMAC RACING 163
7 LCR HONDA 134
8 RED BULL KTM TECH 3 127
9 REPSOL HONDA TEAM 85
10 ESPONSORAMA RACING 81
11 APRILIA RACING TEAM GRESINI 46

Moto2

Red Bull KTM Ajo’s Jorge Martin stole a last-gasp victory at the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, the Spaniard diving through on Marco Bezzecchi (Sky Racing Team VR46) in the final sector and able to hold off compatriot Hector Garzo (FlexBox HP40) on the run to the line to wrap up win number two of his Moto2 career. Garzo beat Bezzecchi to second, although the Italian remains in mathematical contention and 23 points off the top in fourth. Enea Bastianini (Italtrans Racing Team) will take a 14 point lead to the season finale in Portimao, the title fight still between four riders as the final round appears on the horizon.

From the outside of the front row, it was Bezzecchi who got a great start but an aggressive Martin dived through from the second row at Turn 1 to take the the holeshot. Stefano Manzi (MV Agusta Forward Racing) settled into second from pole, just ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio (MB Conveyors Speed Up) and then Bezzecchi, but at the start of lap two, ‘Diggia’ passed Manzi into Turn 2 as he saw Martin trying to spark an early escape. Two laps later, Bezzecchi was able to follow his compatriot through to demote the MV Agusta man back to fourth.

Coming out of the final corner both Martin and Di Giannantonio had rear-end twitches in perfect unison and that allowed Bezzecchi through to second. One lap later, and at exactly the same spot, the Sky Racing Team VR46 rider slipped up the inside of Martin to hit the front and, with Bastianini down in eighth, close the title lead down to 12 points. In a half a lap to forget for Martin, Di Giannantonio then found a way past the KTM man too.

A lead group of four was starting to form at the front and Garzo could see that, prompting a dive past Marcel Schrötter (Liqui Moly Intact GP) for fifth at the final corner. The fastest lap of the race at that time for the Spaniard saw him close in on the rear-end of Manzi and then move past the Italian to find himself in fourth and right in the podium fight on home turf.

Not long after, a mistake from Di Giannantonio out of the final corner saw Martin able to pull alongside him and edge in front but only for a split second, with the aggressive Speed Up braking as late as possible to hold on to second. That offered a chance to Garzo on the run up to Turn 2 and the Flexbox HP 40 rider took the chance with both hands, squeezing past Martin for third.

Stefano Manzi’s incredible weekend then came to an unfortunate end as the MV Agusta man crashed out of contention, doing a favour for compatriot Bastianini who moved up to seventh as a result and extended his potential title lead to 13 points. Marini was sat just ahead of Bastianini in sixth and a battered and bruised Sam Lowes was digging deep and picking his way through the field but still back in 18th.

The tension at the front was growing as the laps ticked away, with Di Giannantonio applying more and more pressure on Bezzecchi. With six to go Di Giannantonio then made his move, a cool and calculated dive through at Turn 11… before then making a costly error into the final corner that allowed Bezzecchi to retake the lead, as you were.

Martin’s late charge continued to gain momentum when he was next to make a move, diving past Garzo down the start-finish straight to grab hold of the final podium place. Could he home in on the Italians in the lead?

With two to go there was nothing between the duo at the front and Di Giannantonio then found a way through at Turn 11 once again, keeping it tidy through the final corner this time to lead the now four-way fight for victory over the line for the last lap. Bezzeccchi was starting to lose touch with the Speed Up and it looked like Diggia’s to lose – and unfortunately he did. Suddenly, only half a lap from the win, the Italian slid out at Turn 6 and was out of the fight, leaving a trio scrapping over the podium order.

That left Bezzecchi in the lead but it was far from a done deal. Martin could sense the chance and then pounced at Turn 12, forcing Bezzecchi wide, but the pair’s dive through Turn 13 had been compromised and that opened a door for Garzo. The Valencian dived through into second, demoting Bezzecchi to third in less corners. It would all go down to the final corner…

Martin kept the door slammed shut so the former MotoE frontrunner took a sweeping line as he tried to out-drag his compatriot to the line, and it came incredibly close. Less than a tenth close, as Martin took the win by almost nothing. Nevertheless, the home hero took his first Grand Prix podium in second, with Bezzecchi forced to settle for third.

Schrötter took fourth spot ahead of Luca Marini (Sky Racing Team VR46), who is now 18 points adrift of The Beast after the Italtrans man crossed the line just behind him in sixth. ONEXOX TKKR SAG Team’s Remy Gardner took seventh, eight tenths clear of Bo Bendsneyder who clinched NTS RW Racing GP’s best result. Italians Nicolo Bulega (Federal Oil Gresini Moto2) and Lorenzo Baldassarri (FlexBox HP40) rounded out the top ten.

Joe Roberts (Tennor American Racing) took 11th ahead of Tetsuta Nagashima (Red Bull KTM Ajo), with Xavi Vierge (Petronas Yamaha SRT) crossing the line in 13th. And then came Lowes.

A super human effort sees the Brit take two points despite the after affects of his FP3 crash, and he remains Bastianini’s closest challenger although now 14 points down. Marini trails by 18 and Bezzecchi 23, leaving everything on the table in Portimao.

Jorge Martin – P1

I started quite well from fifth to first in the first corner, that was great then with the wind it was difficult to be fast in front, the front tyre wasn’t the perfect temperature. Lap by lap I was improving before the middle of the race when I felt so bad, then when I saw I was catching Hector I thought, ‘come on you can do it’. I started to push, overtook him, then when I saw fighting between Bez and Diggia I said, ‘come on never give up, try your best’. When Diggia crashed I thought, ‘just one more overtake and you’ll do it’. I thought about this move last weekend and at Turn 12 you never expect it. I risked a bit too much but you have to take risk to win and I did it today. I’m super happy, thanks to my team, my family and all the sponsors.”

2020 Valencia II Moto2 podium
1. Jorge Martin – Red Bull KTM Ajo – Kalex 40:02.225
2. Hector Garzo – Flexbox HP 40 – Kalex +0.072
3. Marco Bezzecchi – Sky Racing Team VR46 – Kalex +0.204
Remy Gardner – P7

What a weekend. I managed to post some half decent laps on Friday and I felt a bit better on Friday afternoon but I hadn’t been feeling too well in the run up to the event so wasn’t really sure how I would get on. Saturday was another tough day. I still didn’t feel that great and didn’t make it through into Q2. We were unlucky but that’s racing. Despite where we were on the grid I wasn’t going to just ride around and so was still hopeful of pulling something special out of the bag. Nineteenth to seventh was pretty good. It’s good points even though fifth overall is now not possible but I’m still super happy with the work we have done this year. The team have worked really well, and we still have one more race to go in Portugal where I think we can have a good one and end the year on a high. The last twelve laps were tough, I had no energy, but I stuck in there and we managed to come home with a decent result. Can’t wait for Portimao, so see you all there!”

Moto2 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Jorge MARTIN Kalex 40m02.225
2 Hector GARZO Kalex +0.072
3 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex +0.204
4 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex +0.689
5 Luca MARINI Kalex +0.812
6 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex +2.329
7 Remy GARDNER Kalex +8.973
8 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS +9.72
9 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex +11.596
10 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex +11.836
11 Joe ROBERTS Kalex +12.369
12 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex +13.041
13 Xavi VIERGE Kalex +13.495
14 Sam LOWES Kalex +15.345
15 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex +15.577
16 Thomas LUTHI Kalex +18.954
17 Simone CORSI MV Agusta +26.947
18 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex +36.336
19 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up +42.068
20 Kasma DANIEL Kalex +46.792
21 Piotr BIESIEKIRSKI NTS +50.162
Not Classified
DNF Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 1 Lap
DNF Edgar PONS Kalex 2 Laps
DNF Aron CANET Speed Up 4 Laps
DNF Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 8 Laps
DNF Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex 11 Laps
DNF Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 15 Laps
DNF Andi Farid IZDIHAR Kalex 17 Laps
DNF Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 19 Laps

Moto2 World Championship Standings

Pos Rider Bike Points
1 Enea BASTIANINI Kalex 194
2 Sam LOWES Kalex 180
3 Luca MARINI Kalex 176
4 Marco BEZZECCHI Kalex 171
5 Jorge MARTIN Kalex 150
6 Remy GARDNER Kalex 110
7 Tetsuta NAGASHIMA Kalex 89
8 Joe ROBERTS Kalex 85
9 Marcel SCHROTTER Kalex 77
10 Xavi VIERGE Kalex 73
11 Thomas LUTHI Kalex 72
12 Aron CANET Speed Up 66
13 Fabio DI GIANNANTONIO Speed Up 65
14 Lorenzo BALDASSARRI Kalex 64
15 Hector GARZO Kalex 63
16 Augusto FERNANDEZ Kalex 63
17 Jorge NAVARRO Speed Up 58
18 Jake DIXON Kalex 44
19 Marcos RAMIREZ Kalex 32
20 Nicolò BULEGA Kalex 32
21 Hafizh SYAHRIN Speed Up 21
22 Stefano MANZI MV Agusta 21
23 Bo BENDSNEYDER NTS 15
24 Simone CORSI MV Agusta 15
25 Somkiat CHANTRA Kalex 10
26 Edgar PONS Kalex 5
27 Lorenzo DALLA PORTA Kalex 5
28 Dominique AEGERTER NTS 4

Moto3

Tony Arbolino (Rivacold Snipers Team) took a stunning first win of the season in the Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, clawing back a deficit to Raul Fernandez (Red Bull KTM Ajo) to take 25 valuable points that see him head into the season finale just 11 off the top and bringing the grand total of different 2020 winners across all classes to 25 – equalling the record set in 2016. Sergio Garcia (Estrella Galicia 0,0) won the duel for second against Fernandez, with the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider forced to settle for third. Championship leader Albert Arenas (Gaviota Aspar Team) took fourth and extended his lead to eight points ahead of eighth-place finisher Ai Ogura (Honda Team Asia) as the lightweigh class title continues to walk a tightrope.

Kaito Toba (Red Bull KTM Ajo) took the holeshot from second on the grid, with Binder slotting into second from pole in a Red Bull KTM Ajo sandwich as Fernandez held third. Arenas got away well into fifth, with Ogura losing a little ground on the first lap but nothing too serious. Garcia, meanwhile, had gained in a big way; the Spaniard’s charge from P17 on the grid well underway.

The first shot of drama came at the front from Toba and Tatsuki Suzuki (SIC58 Squadra Corse) as the Red Bull KTM Ajo rider highsided and his compatriot was unable to avoid the incident. Once again, that left Fernandez with a small gap out front – just as he enjoyed in the Europe GP.

The Spaniard kept the hammer down alone in some free air as the battle raged behind, a classic Moto3™ freight train forming in the fight for second. Not long after there was more drama and the official end to a Championship charge for one contender too as Celestino Vietti (Sky Racing Team VR46) crashed out; able to rejoin but 2020 title hopes gone.

At the front, Fernandez rode on as Tony Arbolino (Rivacold Snipers Team) held station at the front of the chasing group, with Arenas still a few places above Ogura in the close second group as the Japanese rider remained tagged onto the back of it. Little by little, however, that second group started to split – leaving Ogura in a three-way battle with Jaume Masia (Leopard Racing) and Andrea Migno (Sky Racing Team VR46), and Arenas still well within the five-rider fight for the podium up the road…

Bit by bit, the gap to Fernandez was coming down as Arbolino chipped away, shadowed by Garcia. The gap from them back to Arenas, Binder and Deniz Öncü (Red Bull KTM Ajo) had grown too, and the Ogura-Migno-Masia fight had dropped well off. That left three small groups behind Fernandez, but soon the Spaniard’s gap at the front was down to less than half a second – and not long after it was down to zero.

Fernandez vs Arbolino vs Garcia was now the fight to decide the podium, with Arenas-Öncü-Binder the triple threat waiting in the wings.

After a Garcia-Arbolino duel, the Italian was able to secure second for long enough to set up a move on Fernandez, and he struck on the penultimate lap into Turn 1. The hammer was then well and truly down for Arbolino, and the gap started to increase as the final lap got underway, the Italian focused razor sharp on his first win of the year…

Behind him, Fernandez vs Garcia raged on, but this time it was the Estrella Galicia 0,0 rider who came out on top, defending at the maximum around the final corner to secure second and a second podium in a row. Just behind it got close too, with Arenas fending off Binder in a similarly tense last lap, the Spaniard able to take fourth by just over a tenth. Öncü was forced to settle for sixth, but it was a stellar race from the Turk.

The pivotal battle for seventh went quite literally to the line. Migno was able to stay just ahead for P7, but Ogura and Masia were absolutely side-by-side in a genuine photo finish. The Japanese rider took what could be a crucial extra position as he stayed ahead for P8 though, and he’s now eight points off Arenas heading into Portugal.

Jeremy Alcoba (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3) won a duel for tenth ahead of John McPhee (Petronas Sprinta Racing), and that was enough to secure the Spaniard Rookie of the Year in 2020 after an impressive year fighting at the front.

There was a small gap back to Romano Fenati (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) in P12, ahead of Niccolo Antonelli (SIC58 Squadra Corse), Stefano Nepa (Gaviota Aspar Team) and Ryusei Yamanaka (Estrella Galicia 0,0) as they completed the points.

An incident between Gabriel Rodrigo (Kömmerling Gresini Moto3) and Alonso Lopez (Sterilgarda Max Racing Team) saw both crash out, deemed a racing incident by the FIM MotoGP™ Stewards Panel after investigation.

And then there were three: Arenas heads for the Algarve eight points clear of Ogura, with Arbolino now 11 down and suddenly within genuine reach of the crown. Portugal promises another stunning showdown, with a Champion sure to be crowned – but who? We’ll find out next weekend!

Tony Arbolino – P1

My plan was always to win, from being young I’m like that I just want to win, win every race, that’s always what I have in my mind. It’s a fantastic day, I said I wanted to win a race in 2020 in this category before I leave, I’m so happy, we worked so much, trust me, all day and before going to sleep always thinking about that. I feel good, now… I’m so proud!

Tony Arbolino

Moto3 Race Results

Pos Rider Bike Time/Gap
1 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 38m17.462
2 Sergio GARCIA Honda +1.142
3 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM +1.297
4 Albert ARENAS KTM +2.825
5 Darryn BINDER KTM +2.999
6 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM +3.208
7 Andrea MIGNO KTM +9.836
8 Ai OGURA Honda +9.852
9 Jaume MASIA Honda +9.864
10 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda +12.802
11 John MCPHEE Honda +12.879
12 Romano FENATI Husqvarna +14.513
13 Stefano NEPA KTM +15.34
14 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda +15.619
15 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda +24.297
16 Dennis FOGGIA Honda +24.32
17 Barry BALTUS KTM +24.666
18 Yuki KUNII Honda +24.69
19 Ayumu SASAKI KTM +27.484
20 Davide PIZZOLI KTM +27.754
21 Carlos TATAY KTM +28.093
22 Jason DUPASQUIER KTM +28.138
23 Riccardo ROSSI KTM +30.718
24 Celestino VIETTI KTM +48.093
Not Classified
DNF Khairul Idham PAWI Honda 2 Laps
DNF Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 16 Laps
DNF Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 16 Laps
DNF Kaito TOBA KTM 22 Laps
DNF Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 22 Laps
Not Finished 1st Lap
DNF Maximilian KOFLER KTM 0 Lap
2020 Valencia II Moto3 podium
1. Tony Arbolino – Rivacold Snipers Team – Honda 38:17.462
2. Sergio Garcia – Estrella Galicia 0,0 – Honda +1.142
3. Raul Fernandez – Red Bull KTM Ajo – KTM +1.297

Moto3 World Championship Standings

Pos Rider Bike Points
1 Albert ARENAS KTM 170
2 Ai OGURA Honda 162
3 Tony ARBOLINO Honda 159
4 Jaume MASIA Honda 140
5 Celestino VIETTI KTM 137
6 Raul FERNANDEZ KTM 134
7 John MCPHEE Honda 124
8 Darryn BINDER KTM 112
9 Tatsuki SUZUKI Honda 83
10 Gabriel RODRIGO Honda 80
11 Romano FENATI Husqvarna 77
12 Sergio GARCIA Honda 77
13 Jeremy ALCOBA Honda 71
14 Dennis FOGGIA Honda 69
15 Andrea MIGNO KTM 60
16 Ayumu SASAKI KTM 49
17 Deniz ÖNCÜ KTM 44
18 Kaito TOBA KTM 40
19 Stefano NEPA KTM 38
20 Niccolò ANTONELLI Honda 35
21 Filip SALAC Honda 30
22 Carlos TATAY KTM 24
23 Alonso LOPEZ Husqvarna 21
24 Ryusei YAMANAKA Honda 14
25 Riccardo ROSSI KTM 10

2020 MotoGP Calendar

Rnd Date Circuit
1 08 March (Moto2/Moto3) Losail International Circuit
2 19 July Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto
3 26 July Circuito de Jerez-Ángel Nieto
4 09 August Automotodrom Brno
5 16 August Red Bull Ring-Spielberg
6 23 August Red Bull Ring-Spielberg
7 13 September Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
8 20 September Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli
9 27 September Barcelona – Catalunya
10 11 October Le Mans
11 18 October MotorLand Aragón
12 25 October MotorLand Aragón
13 08 November Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo
14 15 November Comunitat Valenciana-Ricardo Tormo
15 22 November Autodromo Internacional do Algarve

Source: MCNews.com.au

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