2020 MotoGP Styrian Grand Prix Preview

This weekend sees Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP contest its second race at the Red Bull Ring in Austria for what is officially being referred to as the Styrian Grand Prix.

Moto3

Albert Arenas leads the championship after claiming victory in the Austrian Grand Prix last weekend. It leaves the Spaniard 28 points ahead of nearest challenger John McPhee.

McPhee finished third last weekend and is two points ahead of third placed Ai Ogura who finished fourth in the first race at the Red Bull Ring.

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The highest placed rookie going into this weekend is Jeremy Alcoba who once again finished inside the points, claiming fourteenth. He is one of three riders to have finished inside the top fifteen in every race that the Moto3 category has contested this season.

Moto2

Luca Marini heads into this weekend leading the Moto2 rider standings after finishing second in the Austrian Grand Prix.

Marini is five points ahead of Enea Bastianini who after back to back victories retired from last weekend’s Grand Prix. Bastianini’s bike lay on the track and was unfortunately collected by several riders, notably Hafizh Syahrin who was incredibly lucky not to be seriously injured from the crash.

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Third in the championship is jointly held by Jorge Martin and Sam Lowes who are on 59 points each and are 14 behind Bastianini and 19 behind Marini. Martin won last weekend, his maiden victory in Moto2, while Lowes finished fourth.

The highest placed rookie in the championship is still Aron Canet who once again finished inside the top ten last weekend. It leaves the Spaniard level on points with Marco Bezzecchi and seven points ahead of eighth placed Xavi Vierge.

MotoGP

Fabio Quartararo still leads the championship despite finishing eighth in the Austrian Grand Prix. The Frenchman is 11 points ahead of his nearest challenger Andrea Dovizioso.

It was announced during the weekend that Dovizioso would be leaving Ducati at the end of 2020, but the Italian managed to once again triumph at the Red Bull Ring taking victory ahead of Joan Mir and Jack Miller.

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Third in the championship is Maverick Vinales who finished tenth and is eight points behind Dovizioso. Vinales is one of the riders to have been incredibly lucky not to have been seriously injured from the Franco Morbidelli/Johann Zarco crash going into what is officially referred to as Turn 3.

The highest placed rookie going into the weekend is Brad Binder who followed up his maiden victory in the premier class at Brno with fourth place at the Red Bull Ring. The South African is seven points behind Vinales in third and three points ahead of Valentino Rossi in fifth. Rossi was another rider who thankfully came away from the Morbidelli/Zarco crash physically unscathed.

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