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Live updates from Saturday’s MotoGP free practice and qualifying sessions at Le Mans!

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After eight unpredictable rounds, have a small group of riders finally emerged as true 2020 MotoGP title contenders?

The top eight in the world championship were all covered by 25 points heading into the recent Catalunya round.

But by the chequered flag in Barcelona, only four remained within one-race win of the top.

Fabio Quartararo‘s first victory since Jerez propelled the Petronas Yamaha rider back to the head of the standings, while the previous leader Andrea Dovizioso dropped to fourth place (-24 points) after being caught up in Johann Zarco‘s lap one fall.

Between them now sit Suzuki’s Joan Mir (-8 points) and Monster Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales (-18 points).

With fifth-place Franco Morbidelli now 31 points from the top and openly doubting whether a rider on a satellite (‘A-Spec’) bike can fight for the crown, is MotoGP now poised for a Quartararo-Mir-Vinales-Dovizioso championship shootout or will further twists shuffle the pack yet again?

Six rounds, starting in Le Mans this weekend, where the weather is expected to be cold and rainy, will decide the outcome…

Catalunya: MotoGP Championship standings
Pos   Rider Nat Team Points Diff.
1 ^1 Fabio Quartararo FRA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) 108  
2 ^2 Joan Mir SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 100 (-8)
3 = Maverick Viñales SPA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 90 (-18)
4 ˅3 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (GP20) 84 (-24)
5 = Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha (YZR-M1) 77 (-31)
6 = Jack Miller AUS Pramac Ducati (GP20) 75 (-33)
7 = Takaaki Nakagami JPN LCR Honda (RC213V) 72 (-36)
8 ^4 Alex Rins SPA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 60 (-48)
9 ˅1 Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16) 59 (-49)
10 ^1 Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM (RC16)* 58 (-50)
11 ˅2 Valentino Rossi ITA Monster Yamaha (YZR-M1) 58 (-50)
12 ˅2 Pol Espargaro SPA Red Bull KTM (RC16) 57 (-51)
13 ^2 Francesco Bagnaia ITA Pramac Ducati (GP20) 39 (-69)
14 = Danilo Petrucci ITA Ducati Team (GP20) 39 (-69)
15 ˅2 Johann Zarco FRA Reale Avintia (GP19) 36 (-72)
16 = Alex Marquez SPA Repsol Honda (RC213V)* 27 (-81)
17 = Aleix Espargaro SPA Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 22 (-86)
18 = Iker Lecuona SPA Red Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)* 17 (-91)
19 ^2 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 13 (-95)
20 ˅1 Bradley Smith GBR Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 11 (-97)
21 ˅1 Tito Rabat SPA Reale Avintia (GP19) 8 (-100)
22 = Michele Pirro ITA Pramac Ducati (GP20) 4 (-104)

 

2020 MotoGP race winners
Rider Nat Team Wins
Fabio Quartararo FRA  Petronas Yamaha 3
Brad Binder RSA Red Bull KTM Factory 1
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team 1
Miguel Oliveira POR Red Bull KTM Tech3 1
Franco Morbidelli ITA Petronas Yamaha 1
Maverick Vinales SPA Monster Yamaha 1

 

Revised 2020 MotoGP Calendar (including free weekends)

Round

Date

Race

Circuit

1

19 July

Spain

Jerez

2

26 July

Andalusia

Jerez

 

2 August

 

 

3

9 August

Czech Republic

Brno

4

16 August

Austria

Red Bull Ring

5

23 August

Styria

Red Bull Ring

 

30 August

   
 

6 September

   

6

13 September

San Marino e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

7

20 September

Emilia Romagna e Della Riviera di Rimini

Misano

8

27 September

Catalunya

Barcelona

 

4 October

   

9

11 October

France

Le Mans

10

18 October

Aragon

Aragon

11

25 October

Teruel

Aragon

 

1 November

   

12

8 November

Europe

Ricardo Tormo

13

15 November

Comunitat Valenciana

Ricardo Tormo

14

22 November

Portugal

Portimao

MotoGP 2020: List of Cancelled events

1

8 March

Qatar (MotoGP class)

Losail

2

31 May

Italy

Mugello

3

21 June

Germany

Sachsenring

4

28 June

Netherlands

Assen

5

12 July

Finland

KymiRing

6

30 August

Great Britain

Silverstone

7

4 October

Thailand

Buriram

8

18 October

Japan

Motegi

9

25 October

Australia

Phillip Island

10

1 November

Malaysia

Sepang

11

15 November

Americas

COTA

12

22 November

Argentina

Termas de Rio Hondo



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