MotoGP 2020 Round 6 – All You Need To Know
The round 6 of the MotoGP world championship was a heated affair and we tell you all about it!
The round 6 of the MotoGP World Championship 2020 took place in Italy at the Misano World Circuit and it was full of action and drama.
All three classes, namely Moto3, Moto2 and MotoGP, were full of entertainment and there were some major twists in the world championship among all three classes.
Moto3 – As expected, it was a close race with a big group of riders constantly fighting for the top 3 spots. While this is normal in Moto3, a huge twist came towards the end of the race.
As Albert Arenas, the championship leader, was trying to make way to the top to extend his championship lead, he lost the rear and hit the gravel trap. Luckily, he escaped without injuries, which is a close call as he is still recovering from his previous injuries.
However, the star of the day was John Mcphee. Mcphee took the top spot after a great race with Ai Ogura and Tatsuki Suzuki in second and third, respectively. Also, this was the first time there were two Japanese riders on the podium together in 19 years!
Moto2 – The Moto2 race was relatively sober as compared to the smaller class. While there wasn’t a group of riders fighting at the front, there were two teammates keeping us entertained.
The two VR46 Academy riders, Marco Bezzecchi and Luca Marini, had a steaming battle for the top spot throughout the race. There were numerous overtakes in a variety of corners as both riders fought for their home race win.
However, Luca came out on top in the end with Marco and Bastianini in second and third, respectively. There was no love lost between the teammates, though. Championship wise, Luca has a 17 point lead over Bastianini now, as Jorge Martin missed out after testing positive for COVID-19.
MotoGP – The MotoGP race was one of the most exciting ones in terms of the championship. From the practice times, it was clear that there will be at least two Yamahas at the top.
However, while everyone was expecting Vinales and Fabio, it was the two Italians who actually held the top spots. Morbidelli led the race from the get-go and kept himself away from all drama.
On the other hand, Rossi held on to the second place for majority of the race but quick pace comes at a price – tyres. As Rossi’s tyres dropped, he fell in the clutches of the injured Bagnaia and the two Suzukis.
In the last laps, four riders were fighting for the last two podium places. Alex Rins and Joan Mir looked really menacing in 4th and 5th place behind Rossi. While Rins suffered to make a move on Rossi, the biggest shocker came in the last lap.
As Rins made a mistake, Mir overtook him and rode the lap of his life. He made a lot of time to catch up to Rossi and finally passed him before the straight. Mir later called the race one of his best ones.
Finally, the race winner was Morbidelli with Bagnaia and Mir in second and third, respectively. Joan Mir jokingly apologised to Rossi fans as well for overtaking Rossi as he was looking for a home podium.
Lastly, while there was no last-lap drama for the win, the championship has become wide open now. Top 12 riders in the championship are separated by just 36 points as Fabio, the championship leader, crashed in the race failing to re-join.