Spanish MotoGP 2020 Race Results & Highlights

Spanish MotoGP 2020 Race Results & Highlights: Dream Comes True for Fabulous Fabio As He Brings Home The First MotoGP Win

It was an emotional moment for Fabio Quartararo as he scored his first MotoGP win. A dream which eluded him the for the complete last season. It was a perfect Spanish MotoGP race for him, as he made up for last year loss. Fabio started on pole last year as well but had to retire due to gearbox issue. But this time around he rode exceptionally well and didn’t give an inch to secure his first MotoGP win. He became the first Frenchman to win the premier class race in the last 21 years. Fabio was followed by Maverick Vinales while Dovizioso claimed the 3rd spot to finish on the podium. Defending champion Marc Marquez crashed and could not finish the race. Sportsfeista brings you Spanish MotoGP 2020 Race Results & Highlights.

Marc Marques, the defending champion is diagnosed with a fracture on the right humerus. He will be kept under observation in Jerez before he flies to get the surgery done in Barcelona. He will undergo surgery on Tuesday. This could really change the course of MotoGP World Championship, as it is a doubleheader in Jerez, the back to back racing weekend could make it difficult for the champion. He already retired in the season opener and it will not be easy for him to make a comeback next week.

An Emotional Fabio

“The best moment of my life for sure,” began Quartararo, speaking to Simon Crafar in parc ferme. “I haven’t realised it yet. It feels so strange without the fans, I would love them to be here to cheer with them. But honestly, this race was for them, for all the people affected by coronavirus and for my family, my brother always supporting me, my parents…

“It was a really tough race because first of all, I didn’t do a very good start,” continued Quartararo in the post-race Press Conference. “I was fifth behind Pecco and Jack and I knew that behind the Ducatis, it’s so difficult to do our corner speed, especially on the last sector. I overtook Pecco in the last corner, also Jack. Then I saw Marc’s mistakes and then it was difficult to catch Maverick. He did a small mistake in Turn 6 and then I did my own mistake but honestly it felt so strange because yesterday in FP4, the grip was really good.

“After the Moto2 race we know the grip is normally low, but I didn’t expect that much. If you check the pace from yesterday and today, it was almost one second slower. So it was difficult to understand the track, but the most important thing is that we had our first victory today.”- As quoted on MotoGP.com

Spanish MotoGP 2020 Race Results

It was a wonderful day for Fabio Quartararo, the Frenchman showed some excellent riding skills to secure his MotoGP win. He is now the first man to win MotoGP race this season. The race was a disaster for defending champion as he crashed and could not finish. Maverick Vinales and Dovizioso finished on the Podium by claiming 2nd and the 3rd spot respectively.

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
DNF 93 Marc MARQUEZ SPA Repsol Honda Team Honda 160.0 4 Laps
DNF 27 Iker LECUONA SPA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 KTM 159.0 6 Laps
DNF 46 Valentino ROSSI ITA Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 159.1 7 Laps
DNF 41 Aleix ESPARGARO SPA Aprilia Racing Team Gresini Aprilia 153.0 23 Laps
DNF 36 Joan MIR SPA Team SUZUKI ECSTAR Suzuki 147.7 24 Laps

Spanish MotoGP 2020 Highlights

  • An excellent record-breaking ride by Fabio Quartararo brought him the much-awaited success.
  • Hailed by everyone from the past season Fabio finally delivered
  • He became the first Frenchman to win a premier class race after 1999
  • It was the first win for Petronas Yamaha SRT
  • He came 4 seconds ahead of Maverick Vinales
  • Fabio’s teammate Franco Morbidelli finished 5th
  • Marc Marquez met with an accident as he crashed 4 laps before the final lap.
  • Marquez has suffered a fracture in the right humerus.
  • He will undergo the surgery on Tuesday

  • Marquez who slipped early in the race made a tremendous comeback
  • From behind the pack he put himself into podium battle
  • But unfortunately crashed 4 laps before

  • His teammate and younger brother Alex Marquez finished 12th
  • Pol Espargaro who would be joining Marquez in 2021 finished 6th

  • Dovizioso made most of the opportunities and secured a podium finish
  • Dovizioso started from 8th position today
  • Valentino Ross also hand to retire in the 19th lap of the race
  • It’s not the kind of race Rossi and his fans are hoping.

Riders Quotes After Spanish MotoGP

We need to enjoy this, it’s not every day you have your first MotoGP victory!” – Fabio Quartararo

“The front end was a big struggle today!” -Maverick Vinales

“This third place is like a victory!” -Dovizioso

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