It seems like yesterday when the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) suspended all world sport activities. Not only did the motor world stop due to the pandemic, but also MotoGP and the Formula 1 they must have hit the brakes. However, and in the face of adversity, little by little everything began to rearrange, and fortunately we were able to enjoy a fantastic season.
The championship was defined a date earlier than expected. But who cares?. In the fourteen dates that were disputed, there were nine winners. A historic brand for the category. In addition, the 2020 season left suspense, action and an unexpected champion. Joan Mir He was the most regular, the most calculating, and the fastest. The Spanish was crowned for the first time in his life in the highest category in the world of motorcycling.
There were also goodbyes. Andrea Dovizioso will leave MotoGP after three consecutive runners-up. The Italian got tired, and when he missed the chance to be crowned in the absence of Marc Márquez, decided to take a year off. A sabbatical year that at 34 seems difficult to leave. Motocross, soccer and a training ranch are the new horizons of ‘Dovi’.
Cal crutchlow will leave the highest category. Will get off the Sling after six years in the team and ten seasons in MotoGP. The Briton will take over from Jorge Lorenzo in Yamaha and will be the test pilot for the Japanese brand. For its part, Valentino rossi ends his legacy in the official Yamaha team, to become part of the Petronas structure.
Final positions of the MotoGP championship
Finally Joan Mir was consecrated as MotoGP World Champion at 23 years old. The Spanish closed the season with 171 points. Franco Morbidelli he finished as runner-up, with 158. The classifier’s podium closes it Alex Rins with 139. Suzuki managed to win the team title with 310 units. For its part, Ducati took the manufacturers’ title with 221.