2020 MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix Preview

This weekend is due to see Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP return to action at Brno in the Czech Republic for the latest round of the 2020 season.

Moto3

Spaniard Albert Arenas heads into the weekend with a six point lead in the championship after winning the opening two races of the season. He however failed to finish in the Andalusian Grand Prix, crashing out.

Tatsuki Suzuki is the nearest challenger to Arenas going into the Grand Prix weekend. The Japanese rider finished inside the top ten in the opening two races of 2020 and then went on to win the Andalusian Grand Prix.

Completing the top three in the championship is John McPhee who bounced back from a last lap, last corner crash at the Spanish Grand Prix to finish second in the Andalusian Grand Prix. It means he is four points behind Suzuki and ten behind Arenas heading into the weekend.

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The highest placed rookie in the Moto3 championship is Jeremy Alcoba who has finished inside the points in all three races contested in 2020 putting him in tenth in the championship. The Spaniard’s highest finish so far this season has been seventh which he achieved in Qatar and in the second race at Jerez.

The 2019 Moto3 race at Brno was won by Aron Canet ahead of Lorenzo Dalla Porta and Tony Arbolino. Both Canet and Dalla Porta are competing in Moto2 in 2020 but Arbolino is still part of the Moto3 grid this season. The Italian is eighth in the championship having finished inside the points in the opening three races of the season with a highest finish of third, achieved at the Spanish Grand Prix.

Moto2

Tetsuta Nagashima leads the championship heading to Brno. He followed up his win in Qatar with second and then eleventh across the two races held at Jerez. The Japanese rider is only two points ahead of his nearest challenger, Enea Bastianini, who claimed his maiden victory in the Moto2 class at the Andalusian Grand Prix.

Completing the top three in the championship is Luca Marini who is five points behind Nagashima and three behind Bastianini. Marini followed up his victory at the Spanish Grand Prix with a second place finish in the second race at Jerez.

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The highest placed rookie is Aron Canet who is fourth in the championship and is 15 points behind Marini going into the weekend. The Spaniard’s highest finish this season is fifth which he achieved in the first and second race held at Jerez.

The 2019 Moto2 Czech Republic Grand Prix was won by Alex Marquez ahead of Fabio Di Giannantonio and Enea Bastianini. Marquez is competing in MotoGP for 2020 while di Giannantonio goes into the weekend twenty first in the Moto2 rider standings having only achieved one points finish so far this season, thirteenth at the Qatar Grand Prix.

MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo heads into the weekend having taken an early lead in the championship after claiming back to back victories at the Jerez double header. Despite this he only has a ten point lead over second placed Maverick Vinales who managed to achieve back to back second places at Jerez.

Third in the championship is Andrea Dovizioso who finished third in the premier class season opener before going on to finish sixth in the Andalusian Grand Prix.

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Alex Marquez is the highest placed rookie going into the Grand Prix weekend. He currently lies in eighth in the championship claiming back to back points finishes in the opening two races of the season which included a top ten finish in the Andalusian Grand Prix.

The 2019 edition of the MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix was won by Marc Marquez ahead of Andrea Dovizioso and Jack Miller. Miller is currently seventh in the championship, the Australian is one point ahead of Alex Marquez and three behind sixth placed Valentino Rossi.

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