Sport MotoGP 2020: Rins, Mir capitalise on Quartararo horror show

17:50  18 october  2020
17:50  18 october  2020 Source:   performgroup.com

MotoGP 2020: Mir the merrier as title contenders target Spain gains

  MotoGP 2020: Mir the merrier as title contenders target Spain gains It is advantage Joan Mir in the battle for the MotoGP title after Fabio Quartararo endured a nightmare last Sunday.The podium was filled by Spanish riders at the Aragon Grand Prix last weekend, Rins taking the victory ahead of Alex Marquez and Joan Mir claiming third spot to replace Fabio Quartararo as the championship leader.

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Fabio Quartararo's grip on the MotoGP world championship lead slipped in dramatic fashion as he slumped from pole to 18th at the Aragon Grand Prix, which was won by Alex Rins.

a person wearing a helmet: Alex Rins celebrates his first win of 2020 © AFP Alex Rins celebrates his first win of 2020

Suzuki Ecstar rider Rins took the lead from Maverick Vinales with 16 laps remaining and fended off a brilliant charge from Alex Marquez – who also finished second in France last time out – to clinch his first win of the season.

Marquez was right on the wheel of Rins heading into the last three laps, but a wobble on the final corner handed Rins the chance to race away.

Rins' team-mate Joan Mir claimed the remaining podium place, overtaking Quartararo at the top of the championship standings in the process.

Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won't dictate French MotoGP strategy

  Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won't dictate French MotoGP strategy French Grand Prix polesitter Fabio Quartararo insists his strategy for Sunday's Le Mans race won't change owing to MotoGP title rival Joan Mir's worst qualifying result of the season . © LAT Images Quartararo: Poor Mir qualifying won't dictate strategy Petronas SRT's Quartararo and Suzuki's Mir are split by eight points at the head of the MotoGP standings, with Quartararo blitzing the field for a home pole position at Le Mans.Mir failed to make it out of Q1 and will line up in 14th, offering a prime opportunity for Quartararo to extend his points lead on Sunday.

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Tags MotoGP , 2020 , SEPANG MOTOGP ™ OFFICIAL TEST, DAY2, Fabio Quartararo , Petronas The tables turned on the timesheets on Day 2 as Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) was the leading Hamamatsu Teammate Alex Rins put in 63 laps, and set his best of a 1:58.978 on the new chassis

Quartararo mounted an amazing comeback in qualifying after he went down on his hip, returning to take a second successive pole ahead of Vinales.

Yet the Frenchman, who had won all three races in Spain in 2020, swiftly found himself down in seventh as his Petronas Yamaha struggled for grip, and he could only watch on as Rins and fellow title contender Mir did the damage ahead before he slipped even further down the standings in a remarkable fall from grace.

Rins made his move early, powering ahead of Vinales to take a lead he did not relinquish, and a Suzuki one-two looked likely when Mir moved second.

French MotoGP: Quartararo tops FP3 as Mir drops into Q1

  French MotoGP: Quartararo tops FP3 as Mir drops into Q1 Fabio Quartararo led in crash-strewn MotoGP French Grand Prix third practice, while a late fall for title rival Joan Mir dropped him into Q1 . © LAT Images Quartararo tops FP3 as Mir drops into Q1 at Le Mans The dry conditions in FP3 meant improvements on Friday afternoon's best efforts were immediate, with Quartararo the first big mover on the combined order as he leaped from 11th to third.Petronas SRT team-mate Franco Morbidelli improved to second, while Valentino Rossi on the works Yamaha moved up to sixth.With just seven minutes of the session gone, Quartararo had bettered Jack Miller's 1m34.

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Rookie driver Marquez, however, had other ideas, and showed qualities his older brother Marc will surely be proud of as he produced a stunning charge.

Holding a 2.2-second lead over Vinales heading into the final six laps, Marquez sliced through Mir's line on the final turn.

A late push for victory looked on for the 24-year-old, only for a skid and a wide turn going into the penultimate lap to cost him the chance of a maiden MotoGP triumph.

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With Vinales finishing fourth and Andrea Dovizioso taking seventh, just 15 points separate the four title contenders entering the final races of 2020.

TOP 10

1. Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar)

Quartararo: MotoGP title pressure is on factory riders, not on me

  Quartararo: MotoGP title pressure is on factory riders, not on me Petronas SRT's Fabio Quartararo says the pressure in the 2020 MotoGP title race is "not really on me" and feels it is more on his factory team rivals . © LAT Images Quartararo: MotoGP title pressure on factory riders Quartararo recorded his worst MotoGP finish on Sunday at the Aragon Grand Prix as an issue with an "out of control" tyre pressure in his front medium tyre dropped him to 18th.

The opening 2020 MotoGP ™ qualifying session did not disappoint. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) set another lap record to claim P1 on the grid at the Gran Premio Red Bull de España as 2021 teammate Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP ) finished P2 in Q2, 0.139 off

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2. Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda) +0.263s

3. Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) +2.644s

4. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) +3.911s

5. Takaaki Nakagimi (LCR Honda) +4.570s

6. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha) +4.756s

7. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) +8.639s

8. Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda) +8.913s

9. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) +9.390s

10. Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) +9.617s



1. Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar) 121

2. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha) 115

3. Maverick Vinales (Monster Energy Yamaha) 109

4. Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati) 106

5. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda) 92


1. Suzuki Ecstar 206

2. Petronas Yamaha 202

3. Ducati 171

4. Monster Energy Yamaha 167

5. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 144

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