2020 MotoGP Emilia Romagnan Grand Prix Preview

This weekend the four MotoGP categories are in action once again at Misano for the latest round of the 2020 season.

MotoE

The MotoE category is due to contest two races across the second Misano weekend with one on the Saturday and the other on the Sunday.

Dominique Aegerter leads the championship by 12 points from 2019 MotoE champion Matteo Ferrari. Two points behind Ferrari is Jordi Torres who completes the top three in the championship. Aegerter finished last weekend third while Ferrari claimed victory and Torres finished fourth.

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The other place on last weekend’s podium was filled by Xavier Simeon who goes into the weekend fifth in the championship eight points behind Torres and three behind fourth placed Mattia Casadei. One point behind Simeon is the other MotoE race winner of 2020, Eric Granado.

All eighteen riders to have competed in the 2020 season so far have scored points with 53 points covering current championship leader Aegerter all the way down to Jakub Kornfeil in last place. The series has four races left this season including the two this weekend.

Moto3

Albert Arenas leads the Moto3 championship but by only five points. This is after the Spaniard crashed out of last weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix wiping out the majority of the points lead he had built up.

Second in the championship is Japan’s Ai Ogura who finished second last weekend, his fifth podium finish of the season. John McPhee is nine points behind Ogura in third after the Briton scored his first victory of the 2020 season taking his podium tally up to four for the season.

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Tatsuki Suzuki completed last weekend’s podium and finds himself in fourth in the championship. The Japanese rider is 17 points behind McPhee in third and five points ahead of fifth placed Tony Arbolino.

Moto3’s leading rookie Jeremy Alcoba goes into the second Grand Prix at Misano off the back of achieving his best result of the season where he finished fourth. The Spaniard is eleventh in the championship one point behind Dennis Foggia in tenth and six points ahead of twelfth placed Darryn Binder.

Moto2

There is a 17 point gap between championship leader Luca Marini and second placed Enea Bastianini going into the weekend. Both finished on the podium but it was Marini who claimed victory, his second of the season, while Bastianini finished third to take his fourth podium finish of the season.

Second last weekend was Marco Bezzecchi who now finds himself third in the championship ten points behind Bastianini and 27 behind Marini. Bezzecchi is six points ahead of fourth placed Jorge Martin who had to withdraw the San Marino Grand Prix after testing positive for COVID-19.

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Moto2 rookie Aron Canet recovered from his Styrian Grand Prix retirement by finishing last weekend ninth. It is the Spaniard’s sixth top ten finish out of the seven races contested so far in 2020. He is eighth in the championship nine points behind seventh placed Xavi Vierge and five points ahead of Joe Roberts and Thomas Luthi who are tied for ninth.

MotoGP

Andrea Dovizioso heads the championship entering the second Grand Prix at Misano thanks to Fabio Quartararo retiring while Dovizioso finished seventh last time out. There is a six point gap between the two going into the seventh round of the season.

Jack Miller is third in the championship, six points behind Quartararo and 12 behind Dovizioso. The Australian has only a four point advantage over fourth placed Joan Mir after the Spaniard finished third in the first race at Misano, his second podium finish of the season.

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The top rookie is Brad Binder who is eighth in the championship after finishing twelfth last weekend. The South African is level on points with Takaaki Nakagami and is four points behind Franco Morbidelli in seventh.

Morbidelli became the fifth different rider to win a race this season and is also the fourth to claim a maiden Grand Prix victory in 2020. As mentioned he is four points ahead of Binder and Nakagami and finds himself only one point behind Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi. Further still Morbidelli is three points behind Mir and seven behind third placed Miller.

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