Our thoughts on the MotoGP 2020 Season

Our thoughts on the MotoGP 2020 Season
20 February 2020
Our thoughts on the MotoGP 2020 Season

Can anyone stop Marc Marquez in 2020? That is the million dollar question! I still find it hard to imagine Marc not winning but let’s not get too defeatist. Let’s consider for a moment the possibility that Marc doesn’t get off to a great start and starts to panic (this obviously won’t happen but stay with me). Who could step up to take the title?
Could Alex Marquez surprise everyone and claim his brothers crown? Er no it’s not going to happen!

This will be Valentino Rossi’s last realistic chance of getting that elusive tenth title but even though I would love to see that happen, this is the real world and Valentino is getting too old to challenge over a whole season.
Maverick Vinales has always been a wonderful rider but has never really looked like he could stay with Marc Marquez, perhaps this season will be different especially after how well he raced towards the end of 2019.

If Franco Mobidelli can get the better of his teammate, Fabio Quartararo, he stands a great chance of challenging, but that’s a big if!
Fabio Quartararo is the one rider that really does have a chance of challenging Marc Marquez for the 2020 title. Fabio was one of the standout riders of 2019 with 7 podium finishes on a none-factory bike. This year we get to see Fabio on the Yamaha factory-spec bike and if Fabio manages to win one of the first few races, I think he’ll be hard to beat for the rest of the season.

I don’t think Andrea Dovizioso will ever be a MotoGP champion so he won’t be my prediction for 2020.
Danilo Petrucci was starting to look the business in 2019 but then just seemed to disappear. I don’t think it helped with the media suggesting that he was going to be replaced, but now he’s in his second season with the factory Ducati team we might get to see what he can really do.

I loved watching Jack Miller through most of last season. Jack doesn’t seem to show any respect for any rider and consistently out rode riders on faster bikes, but he doesn’thave a realistic chance of the title.

Aleix Espargaro might step his game up if the Aprilia is good enough but it probably won’t be able to keep up with the main three.

Let’s hope we get to see Andrea Ionnone on the Aprilia after his appeal for doping. The issue of motorcyclists and race car drivers being drug tested always amuses me

Can you imagine if they’d tested in the 70s? Mr Hunt and Mr Sheene’s test results may have burnt a hole in the bottom of the test tube!

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