2020 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2020 Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix (officially known as the Gran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya) was the ninth round of the 2020 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season and the eighth round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. It is scheduled to be held at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Montmeló on 27 September 2020.

Catalonia  2020 Catalan Grand Prix
Race details
Race 9 of 15 races in the
2020 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season
Circuit de Catalunya moto 2018.svg
Date27 September 2020
Official nameGran Premi Monster Energy de Catalunya[1][2]
LocationCircuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Montmeló, Spain
Course
  • Permanent racing facility
  • 4.627 km (2.875 mi)
MotoGP
Pole position
Rider Italy Franco Morbidelli Yamaha
Time 1:38.798
Fastest lap
Rider France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha
Time 1:40.142 on lap 9
Podium
First France Fabio Quartararo Yamaha
Second Spain Joan Mir Suzuki
Third Spain Álex Rins Suzuki
Moto2
Pole position
Rider Italy Luca Marini Kalex
Time 1:43.355
Fastest lap
Rider United Kingdom Sam Lowes Kalex
Time 1:43.544
Podium
First Italy Luca Marini Kalex
Second United Kingdom Sam Lowes Kalex
Third Italy Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up
Moto3
Pole position
Rider Italy Tony Arbolino Honda
Time 1:47.762
Fastest lap
Rider Italy Romano Fenati Husqvarna
Time 1:48.702 on lap 3
Podium
First South Africa Darryn Binder KTM
Second Italy Tony Arbolino Honda
Third Italy Dennis Foggia Honda

BackgroundEdit

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemicEdit

The opening rounds of the 2020 championship were heavily affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several Grands Prix were cancelled or postponed after the aborted opening round in Qatar, prompting the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme to draft a new calendar. On 11 June, a new schedule based solely within Europe was announced. The Catalan Grand Prix, originally scheduled for June 7, was placed on September 27.

MotoGP Championship standings before the raceEdit

After the eighth round at the 2020 Emilia Romagna and Rimini's Coast Grand Prix, Andrea Dovizioso on 83 points, lead the championship by one point over Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales, with Joan Mir a further 4 points behind.

In the Teams' Championship, Petronas Yamaha SRT with 147 points, lead the championship from Monster Energy Yamaha with 141. Suzuki Ecstar Team is third with 124 points, by 9 points over Ducati Team, while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing sat 5th on 110 points.

MotoGP EntrantsEdit

  • Stefan Bradl replaced Marc Márquez from the Czech Republic round onwards while he recovered from injuries sustained in his opening round crash.[3][4]

Free practiceEdit

MotoGPEdit

The first practice session ended with Fabio Quartararo fastest for Petronas Yamaha SRT ahead of Ducati Corse's Andrea Dovizioso and Team Suzuki Ecstar's Joan Mir. The second practice session ended with Franco Morbidelli fastest for Petronas Yamaha SRT, followed by Johann Zarco and Brad Binder.

Combined Free Practice 1-2-3Edit

The top ten riders (written in bold) qualified in Q2.

Pos. No. Bikers Constructor Free practice times
FP1 FP2 FP3
1 20   Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 1:40.431 1:40.860 1:39.418
2 25   Maverick Viñales Yamaha 1:41.105 1:40.208 1:39.462
3 88   Miguel Oliveira KTM 1:41.592 1:41.028 1:39.507
4 9   Danilo Petrucci Ducati 1:42.059 1:42.257 1:39.702
5 5   Johann Zarco Ducati 1:41.625 1:39.898 1:39.709
6 44   Pol Espargaró KTM 1:41.833 1:40.474 1:39.756
7 21   Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 1:41.219 1:39.789 1:39.774
8 46   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 1:41.536 1:40.502 1:39.836
9 33   Brad Binder KTM 1:42.335 1:40.008 1:39.841
10 36   Joan Mir Suzuki 1:41.060 1:40.441 1:39.862
11 63   Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:41.790 1:41.337 1:39.897
12 43   Jack Miller Ducati 1:42.026 1:40.626 1:39.919
13 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:40.861 1:41.124 1:39.963
14 42   Álex Rins Suzuki 1:41.316 1:40.538 1:40.016
15 30   Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:41.609 1:40.412 1:40.023
16 35   Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:41.549 1:40.754 1:40.071
17 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 1:41.195 1:40.791 1:40.133
18 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 1:41.643 1:41.095 1:40.226
19 73   Álex Márquez Honda 1:42.061 1:40.478 1:40.283
20 53   Tito Rabat Ducati 1:42.992 1:41.673 1:40.341
21 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 1:41.640 1:40.871 1:40.977
22 6   Stefan Bradl Honda 1:41.969 1:41.260 1:40.898
OFFICIAL MOTOGP COMBINED FREE PRACTICE TIMES REPORT

QualifyingEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Rider Constructor Qualifying times Final
grid
Row
Q1 Q2
1 21   Franco Morbidelli Yamaha Qualified in Q2 1:38.798 1 1
2 20   Fabio Quartararo Yamaha Qualified in Q2 1:39.008 2
3 46   Valentino Rossi Yamaha Qualified in Q2 1:39.129 3
4 43   Jack Miller Ducati 1:39.399 1:39.225 4 2
5 12   Maverick Viñales Yamaha Qualified in Q2 1:39.371 5
6 5   Johann Zarco Ducati Qualified in Q2 1:39.378 6
7 44   Pol Espargaró KTM Qualified in Q2 1:39.495 7 3
8 36   Joan Mir Suzuki Qualified in Q2 1:39.628 8
9 9   Danilo Petrucci Ducati Qualified in Q2 1:39.641 9
10 33   Brad Binder KTM Qualified in Q2 1:39.659 10 4
11 30   Takaaki Nakagami Honda 1:39.547 1:39.713 11
12 88   Miguel Oliveira KTM Qualified in Q2 1:40.188 12
13 42   Álex Rins Suzuki 1:39.751 N/A 13 5
14 63   Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 1:39.777 N/A 14
15 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 1:39.973 N/A 15
16 35   Cal Crutchlow Honda 1:39.988 N/A 16 6
17 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 1:40.109 N/A 17
18 73   Álex Márquez Honda 1:40.164 N/A 18
19 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 1:40.490 N/A 19 7
20 6   Stefan Bradl Honda 1:40.721 N/A 20
21 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 1:40.838 N/A 21
22 53   Esteve Rabat Ducati 1:41.013 N/A 22 8
OFFICIAL MOTOGP QUALIFYING Nr. 1 REPORT
OFFICIAL MOTOGP QUALIFYING Nr. 2 REPORT

ClassificationEdit

MotoGPEdit

Pos. No. Biker Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Fabio Quartararo Yamaha 24 40:33.176 2 25
2 36   Joan Mir Suzuki 24 +0.928 8 20
3 42   Álex Rins Suzuki 24 +1.898 13 16
4 21   Franco Morbidelli Yamaha 24 +2.846 1 13
5 43   Jack Miller Ducati 24 +3.391 4 11
6 63   Francesco Bagnaia Ducati 24 +3.518 14 10
7 30   Takaaki Nakagami Honda 24 +3.671 11 9
8 9   Danilo Petrucci Ducati 24 +6.117 9 8
9 12   Maverick Viñales Yamaha 24 +13.607 5 7
10 35   Cal Crutchlow Honda 24 +14.483 16 6
11 33   Brad Binder KTM 24 +14.927 10 5
12 41   Aleix Espargaró Aprilia 24 +15.647 15 4
13 73   Álex Márquez Honda 24 +17.327 18 3
14 27   Iker Lecuona KTM 24 +27.066 19 2
15 53   Tito Rabat Ducati 24 +27.282 22 1
16 38   Bradley Smith Aprilia 24 +28.736 21
17 6   Stefan Bradl Honda 24 +32.643 20
Ret 88   Miguel Oliveira KTM 18 Accident 12
Ret 46   Valentino Rossi Yamaha 15 Accident 3
Ret 44   Pol Espargaró KTM 12 Accident 7
Ret 5   Johann Zarco Ducati 0 Collision 6
Ret 4   Andrea Dovizioso Ducati 0 Collision 17
OFFICIAL MOTOGP RACE REPORT

Moto2Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Luca Marini Kalex 22 38:11.103 1 25
2 22   Sam Lowes Kalex 22 +0.981 3 20
3 21   Fabio Di Giannantonio Speed Up 22 +4.399 4 16
4 9   Jorge Navarro Speed Up 22 +5.608 2 13
5 16   Joe Roberts Kalex 22 +5.797 7 11
6 33   Enea Bastianini Kalex 22 +6.080 10 10
7 72   Marco Bezzecchi Kalex 22 +8.552 6 9
8 44   Arón Canet Speed Up 22 +9.928 19 8
9 42   Marcos Ramírez Kalex 22 +14.874 8 7
10 23   Marcel Schrötter Kalex 22 +15.058 14 6
11 12   Thomas Lüthi Kalex 22 +17.687 11 5
12 45   Tetsuta Nagashima Kalex 22 +18.910 18 4
13 40   Héctor Garzó Kalex 22 +19.017 22 3
14 57   Edgar Pons Kalex 22 +19.315 17 2
15 24   Simone Corsi MV Agusta 22 +20.404 21 1
16 87   Remy Gardner Kalex 22 +24.358 16[N 1]
17 64   Bo Bendsneyder NTS 22 +27.561 28
18 55   Hafizh Syahrin Speed Up 22 +36.014 25
19 27   Andi Farid Izdihar Kalex 22 +36.101 29
20 99   Kasma Daniel Kalex 22 +37.659 27
21 74   Piotr Biesiekirski NTS 22 +1:00.256 30
Ret 7   Lorenzo Baldassarri Kalex 21 Accident 24
Ret 37   Augusto Fernández Kalex 20 Accident 12
Ret 35   Somkiat Chantra Kalex 20 Accident 26
Ret 88   Jorge Martín Kalex 14 Mechanical 13
Ret 97   Xavi Vierge Kalex 7 Accident 9
Ret 96   Jake Dixon Kalex 5 Throttle Cable 5
Ret 11   Nicolò Bulega Kalex 3 Exhaust 15
Ret 19   Lorenzo Dalla Porta Kalex 2 Collision 23
Ret 62   Stefano Manzi MV Agusta 2 Collision 20
OFFICIAL MOTO2 RACE REPORT

Moto3Edit

Pos. No. Rider Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 40   Darryn Binder KTM 21 38:32.507 9 25
2 14   Tony Arbolino Honda 21 +0.103 1 20
3 7   Dennis Foggia Honda 21 +0.157 13 16
4 11   Sergio García Honda 21 +0.232 10 13
5 21   Alonso López Husqvarna 21 +0.386 16 11
6 55   Romano Fenati Husqvarna 21 +1.436 15 10
7[N 2] 5   Jaume Masiá Honda 21 +1.218 5 9
8[N 2] 13   Celestino Vietti KTM 21 +1.293 17 8
9 23   Niccolò Antonelli Honda 21 +1.928 6 7
10 2   Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 21 +1.932 3 6
11 79   Ai Ogura Honda 21 +2.012 24 5
12 12   Filip Salač Honda 21 +2.536 7 4
13 25   Raúl Fernández KTM 21 +3.572 2 3
14 82   Stefano Nepa KTM 21 +4.800 25 2
15 6   Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 21 +5.042 26 1
16 70   Barry Baltus KTM 21 +5.656 31
17 71   Ayumu Sasaki KTM 21 +6.729 18
18 27   Kaito Toba KTM 21 +13.556 8
19 52   Jeremy Alcoba Honda 21 +14.205[N 3] 14
20 54   Riccardo Rossi KTM 21 +14.437 20
21 92   Yuki Kunii Honda 21 +23.202 29
22 50   Jason Dupasquier KTM 21 +25.032 23
23 73   Maximilian Kofler KTM 21 +35.469 30
24 89   Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 21 +35.496 27
Ret 16   Andrea Migno KTM 18 Handling 11
Ret 99   Carlos Tatay KTM 17 Clutch 21
Ret 9   Davide Pizzoli KTM 11 Accident 28
Ret 53   Deniz Öncü KTM 8 Collision 22
Ret 20   José Julián García Honda 8 Collision 19
Ret 17   John McPhee Honda 5 Collision 12
Ret 75   Albert Arenas KTM 5 Collision 4
OFFICIAL MOTO3 RACE REPORT

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Below are the standings for the top five riders, constructors, and teams after the round.[5][6][7]

MotoGPEdit

Moto2Edit

Moto3Edit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 6-place grid penalty.
  2. ^ a b 1-position penalty for exceeding track limits on the last lap.
  3. ^ 6-second penalty for failing to serve a double long lap penalty.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2020 MotoGP Class (FIM Grand Prix World Championship) Programmes | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  2. ^ "Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya | The Motor Racing Programme Covers Project". www.progcovers.com.
  3. ^ "Stefan Bradl joins Alex Marquez in Brno while Marc Marquez recovers". Honda Racing Corporation. 4 August 2020. Retrieved 4 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Marc Marquez to miss another MotoGP". BusinessLIVE. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  5. ^ "MotoGP Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  6. ^ "Moto2 Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.
  7. ^ "Moto3 Standings" (PDF). resources.motogp.com. 27 September 2020. Retrieved 29 September 2020.

External linksEdit


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