MotoGP 2020 News & Results

10/08/2020

MotoGP Results 2020

Round 3 Brno, Czech Republic, 9th Aug

Pos Driver Time Pts
1

B. Binder

KTM·#33
0:41:38.764 25
2

F. Morbidelli

Yamaha·#21
+5.266s 20
3

J. Zarco

Ducati·#5
+6.470s 16
4

Á. Rins

Suzuki·#42
+6.609s 13
5

V. Rossi

Yamaha·#46
+7.517s 11

 

KTM rookie Brad Binder takes a stunning debut victory in the Czech Republic MotoGP at Brno, only his third premier-class race!

Morbidelli claims his first podium in second for Petronas Yamaha, while Zarco hands the Avintia Ducati team a debut rostrum despite a long-lap penalty for a clash that sent Binder’s team-mate Pol Espargaro sliding out of the race.

World champion Marc Marquez missed the race after a second operation on a broken arm.

 

 

Round 2. Andalucía – Circuito de Jerez, 26th July

Quartararo dominates the Andalucia MotoGP to take back-to-back victories at Jerez. Second went to Vinales, who finally passed team-mate Rossi on the penultimate lap. Rossi then held off a closing Nakagami to claim his first podium since Austin last season.

Marc Marquez attempted a return to action on Saturday, but withdrew after qualifying. Crutchlow and Rins made their injury comebacks on Friday and were starting their first race of the season today.

There will now be one weekend off before the Czech Republic round at Brno, where Marquez will try to return.

Pos Driver Time Pts
1

F. Quartararo

Yamaha·#20
0:41:22.666 25
2

M. Viñales

Yamaha·#12
+4.495s 20
3

V. Rossi

Yamaha·#46
+5.546s 16
4

T. Nakagami

#30
+6.113s 13
5

J. Mir

Suzuki·#36
+7.693s 11

 

 

Round 1. Jerez, Spain. 19th July

Crutchlow, who had qualified sixth, suffered concussion and neck trauma and the 34-year-old LCR Honda rider, the only full-time Briton in the sport, was later declared unfit to race. On Sunday evening his team confirmed he had fractured a bone in his left wrist.

Marquez had come off the track and into the sand on lap four while leading, but somehow managed to remain upright and rejoined the field, battling his way up from 14th to third before the crash ended his race. The 27-year-old will have surgery in Barcelona on Tuesday on his right humerus bone.

Quartararo is the first Frenchman to win a premier class race for more than 20 years.

Once he regained the lead, Quartararo controlled matters comfortably, finishing more than four seconds ahead of Vinales.

Pos. Points Num. Rider Nation Team Bike Km/h Time/Gap
1 25 20 Fabio QUARTARARO FRA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 160.2 41’23.796
2 20 12 Maverick VIÑALES SPA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 159.9 +4.603
3 16 4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO ITA Ducati Team Ducati 159.8 +5.946
4 13 43 Jack MILLER AUS Pramac Racing Ducati 159.8 +6.668
5 11 21 Franco MORBIDELLI ITA Petronas Yamaha SRT Yamaha 159.8 +6.844
6 10 44 Pol ESPARGARO SPA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 159.8 +6.938
7 9 63 Francesco BAGNAIA ITA Pramac Racing Ducati 159.4 +13.027
8 8 88 Miguel OLIVEIRA POR Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 159.4 +13.441
9 7 9 Danilo PETRUCCI ITA Ducati Team Ducati 159.0 +19.651
10 6 30 Takaaki NAKAGAMI JPN LCR Honda IDEMITSU Honda 158.8 +21.553
11 5 5 Johann ZARCO FRA Hublot Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 158.6 +25.100
12 4 73 Alex MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 158.5 +27.350
13 3 33 Brad BINDER RSA Red Bull KTM Factory Racing KTM 158.3 +29.640
14 2 53 Tito RABAT SPA Hublot Reale Avintia Racing Ducati 158.1 +32.898
15 1 38 Bradley SMITH GBR Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 157.7 +39.682
Not Classified
93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.0 4 Laps
27 Iker LECUONA SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 159.0 6 Laps
46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 159.1 7 Laps
41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 153.0 23 Laps
36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 147.7 24 Laps

MotoGP™ is back! Check out the 2020 calendar

Covid-19 may have cut the year short but MotoGP™ has never been one to back down. See the 2020 calendar as we prepare to return to racing


Michelin Virtual British GP

Michelin Virtual British GP: Time for a British Battle

On Sunday 31st of May the Virtual Grid lands at Silverstone as your favourite Moto3™, Moto2™ and MotoGP™ riders take control in Britain

 


 

12/05/2020

Virtual Race 4 hits Misano as MotoGP™ is joined by MotoE™

From the Red Bull Virtual Spanish GP at Jerez, this time we head for Misano – with the MotoGP™ class joined by the FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup – tune in Sunday the 17th of May at 3pm.

The Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain was another digital spectacular, with all three classes lining up for the first time ever to fight it out at the Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto in Andalusia. As well as the broadcast itself, another 1000 pieces of digital content related to the event were produced, making 81 million impressions. Millions watched the event live across different platforms, and once again the total minutes of content consumed by fans added up to well over a decade of non-stop viewing!

Now, it’s time to announce another awesome virtual showdown: Virtual Race 4, this time featuring two races as MotoGP™ and MotoE™ each prepare to do digital battle on Sunday the 17th of May at 3pm.

The venue is Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, and the riders will be playing on the new official MotoGP™20 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher and long-standing partner Milestone once again – which is available to buy now. 11 MotoGP™ riders including reigning Champion Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team), nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Virtual Grand Prix race winner Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) head the billing in the premier class, with MotoE™ seeing the likes of 2019 FIM Enel MotoE™ World Cup winner Matteo Ferrari (Trentino Gresini MotoE) and class newcomer Dominique Aegerter (Dynavolt Intact GP) lining up. The MotoGP™ race will be nine laps (35% of race distance) and the MotoE™ race five laps (50% of race distance).

 

As ever, Virtual Race 4 coverage will wrap up with an Instagram live with each race winner, with the MotoGP™ victor joining MotoGP™ on Instagram at 16:30 (GMT +2) and the MotoE™ winner at 17:00. Tune in for two more stunning races on Sunday the 17th of May at 15:00, and check out the full line-ups below!


30.04.2020

MotoGP™’s first-ever Virtual Races were an incredible success, providing some much needed Sunday afternoon adrenaline for many in the MotoGP™ community.

Subsequently, Dorna Sports then announced an exciting world first: the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain. The event is in aid of the official charity of MotoGP™, Two Wheels for Life, and will be broadcast at 3pm on Sunday the 3rd of May – with all three Grand Prix classes will racing it out on the eSport stage for the first time ever.

on selected TV broadcasters, and across social media platforms including YouTube (via the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport channels), MotoGP eSport Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook (via both the MotoGP and MotoGP eSport pages).

 

In partnership with Dorna Sports, Two Wheels for Life have launched a new campaign with a goal of raising funds for their vital work fighting coronavirus on two wheels – ensuring the delivery of test results, education and equipment to hard to reach communities to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other dangerous diseases in sub-Saharan Africa. Find out more and donate HERE, with donations open NOW until a week after the event.

The line-ups for the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain – by definition held around the stunning Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto – are certainly star-studded as the sport shows its support. The MotoGP™ grid will be 11 riders and they’ll compete over 13 laps – the equivalent of 50% of race distance – whilst the Moto2™ and Moto3™ grids both comprise 10 riders competing over eight laps, which is 35% of the race distance. In addition, for the first time since its release on the 23rd of April, the riders will now be playing on the new official MotoGP™20 Videogame from videogame developer, publisher and long-standing partner Milestone.

After the Red Bull Virtual Grand Prix of Spain, there will also be a post-race Press Conference for each class on MotoGP™’s Instagram! These will take place after the event, LIVE: MotoGP™ at 17:00, Moto2™ at 17:30 and Moto3™ at 18:00.

MotoGP™ line-up:

Repsol Honda Team: Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez
Ducati Team: Danilo Petrucci
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP: Maverick Viñales
Team Suzuki Ecstar: Alex Rins
Petronas Yamaha SRT: Fabio Quartararo
Pramac Racing: Francesco Bagnaia
Reale Avintia Racing: Tito Rabat
Red Bull KTM Tech 3*: Miguel Oliveira, Iker Lecuona
Aprilia Racing Team Gresini: Lorenzo Savadori

 

Moto2™ line-up:

Red Bull KTM Ajo: Jorge Martin
Flexbox HP 40: Lorenzo Baldassarri
Italtrans Racing Team: Enea Bastianini
American Racing: Marcos Ramirez
Beta Tools Speed Up: Jorge Navarro
Liqui Moly Intact GP: Marcel Schrötter
Aspar Team: Aron Canet
Petronas Sprinta Racing: Jake Dixon
NTS RW Racing GP: Bo Bendsneyder
Sky Racing Team VR46: Luca Marini

 

 

Moto3™ line-up:

Aspar Team Gaviota: Albert Arenas
Leopard Racing: Dennis Foggia
SIC58 Squadra Corse: Niccolo Antonelli
Kömmerling Gresini Moto3: Gabriel Rodrigo
Rivacold Snipers Team: Tony Arbolino
Red Bull KTM Ajo: Raul Fernandez
Estrella Galicia 0,0: Sergio Garcia
Red Bull KTM Tech 3: Deniz Öncü
Sterilgarda Max Racing Team: Alonso Lopez
BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy: Ricardo Rossi


MotoGP Virtual Race 2

 

29.3.2020

Virtual Race 1

 

 

 

30.04.2020

Calendar Updates

Argentina has been postponed and the Valencia finale pushed back even further.

German, Dutch and Finnish Grands Prix cancelled

ROUND DATE RACE CIRCUIT
1 8 March Qatar (no MotoGP class) Losail International Circuit TBD
2 3 May Jerez Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto TBD
3 17 May France Le Mans TBD
4 31 May Italy Mugello TBD
5 7 June Catalunya Circuit de Barcelona – Catalunya TBD
6 21 June Germany Sachsenring CANCELLED
7 28 June Netherlands TT Circuit Assen CANCELLED
8 12 July Finland* KymiRing CANCELLED
9 9 August Czech Republic Brno
10 16 August Austria Red Bull Ring – Spielberg
11 30 August Great Britain Silverstone CANCELLED
12 13 September San Marino Misano
13 27 September Aragon MotorLand Aragon
14 4 October Thailand Chang International Circuit
15 18 October Japan Motegi CANCELLED
16 25 October Australia Phillip Island
17 1 November Malaysia Sepang
18 15 November Americas Circuit of the Americas
19 22 November Argentina Termas de Rio Hondo
20 29 November Valencia Comunitat Valenciana – Ricardo Tormo

 

5.3.2020

Lorenzo to return as Wildcard entry at Catalunya GP

Retired triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo will return to racing in June’s Catalan Grand Prix in a wildcard outing with Yamaha.

 

4.3.2020

Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes will race in Qatar

Due to Qatar travel restrictions brought into force affecting passengers from Italy, the premier class will not race at Losail

As the teams and riders of the Moto2™ and Moto3™ classes were already in Qatar for the three-day official test at Losail International Circuit earlier this week, the races of both categories will be possible.

 

Calendar Schedule – updated 4/3/2020

  • 08 Mar – 1 – QNB Grand Prix of Qatar, Losail International Circuit QATAR
  • 05 Apr – 2 – Red Bull Grand Prix of The Americas, Circuit Of The Americas UNITED STATES
  • 19 Apr – 3 – Gran Premio Motul de la República Argentina, Termas de Río Hondo ARGENTINA
  • 03 May – 4 – Gran Premio Red Bull de España, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto SPAIN
  • 04 May – Jerez MotoGP™ Official Test, Circuito de Jerez – Angel Nieto SPAIN
  • 17 May – 5 – SHARK Helmets Grand Prix de France, Le Mans FRANCE
  • 31 May – 6 – Gran Premio d’Italia Oakley, Autodromo Internazionale del Mugello ITALY
  • 07 Jun – 7 – Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya SPAIN
  • 08 Jun – Catalunya MotoGP™ Test, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya SPAIN
  • 21 Jun – 8 – HJC Helmets Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland, Sachsenring GERMANY
  • 28 Jun – 9 – Motul TT Assen, TT Circuit Assen NETHERLANDS
  • 12 Jul – 10 – Grand Prix of Finland, KymiRing FINLAND
  • 09 Aug – 11 – Monster Energy Grand Prix České republiky, Automotodrom Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
  • 16 Aug – 12 – myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich, Red Bull Ring – Spielberg AUSTRIA
  • 30 Aug – 13 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone Circuit GREAT BRITAIN
  • 13 Sep – 14 – Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli ITALY
  • 15 Sep – Misano MotoGP™ Test, Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli ITALY
  • 27 Sep – 15 – Gran Premio de Aragón, MotorLand Aragón SPAIN
  • 04 Oct – 16 – Thailand Grand Prix, Chang International Circuit THAILAND
  • 18 Oct – 17 – Motul Grand Prix of Japan, Twin Ring Motegi JAPAN
  • 25 Oct – 18 – Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island AUSTRALIA
  • 01 Nov – 19 – Shell Malaysia Motorcycle Grand Prix, Sepang International Circuit MALAYSIA
  • 15 Nov – 20 – Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana, Circuit Ricardo Tormo SPAIN