The 2020 Moto2 season finale at Portimao will see four riders compete to become the champion.
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Enea Bastianini has a relatively healthy advantage over the other three challengers where he can afford to finish fourth and clinch the title regardless of where the other three riders finish. Added to this is the Italian’s recent form where he has finished inside the top six in seven of the last eight races.
In terms of victories Bastianini, Lowes and Marini enter the finale tied on three each. This could become a factor in deciding who becomes champion as there is a scenario in which Lowes could win in Portimao with Bastianini finishing fifth, and therefore the two being tied at the top. Lowes would however win the championship on countback having finished the season with four victories. To add to this Bezzecchi enters the finale having claimed two victories so far this season.
Realistically for either Marini or Bezzecchi to claim the title they need to hope that Bastianini and Lowes finish either in the very lower points positions or not in the points at all. This isn’t impossible with the possibility of a rider having a crash on their own, as Lowes did during the European Grand Prix, or being collected in another rider’s crash.
With the gaps as they are heading to the finale, this could be relatively straightforward should Bastianini be able to get to grips with the Portimao circuit. However should the Italian struggle and the other three find themselves at the front, it could make for an enthralling/nervy Grand Prix.