Local media in Thailand claim that the Thai GP at the Chang racetrack in Buriram, which should otherwise take place on October 10, will also be dropped from this year's race calendar. The Thai government has decided to postpone the MotoGP race to next year due to uncertainties related to the coronavirus pandemic, which means that there will be no races on this year's calendar. The Chang racetrack is expected to launch a new five-year contract this season, but the government, which is the main promoter of the race, has decided to postpone its implementation for one season, according to the Bangkok Post. Dorna, for whom Thailand is an important market, is also expected to take the move into account, although the news has not yet been officially confirmed or commented on. https://twitter.com/MotoGP/status/1242778046555459584 In 2019, we watched an exciting
Carmelo Ezpeleta said in a recent interview that races in Asia will only take place this year if spectators are allowed to attend as well. Most of the races are expected to take place in Europe this year in front of empty stands. However, as is already known, some racetracks can also host two races, on two consecutive weekends. Races in other parts of the world are not excluded, of course, if conditions allow. However, for financial reasons, some Asian trials, such as Thailand, Japan and Malaysia, are only expected to take place if the situation also allows for the authenticity of spectators on the racetracks. "We are currently in the first scenario regarding the race calendar. I think we could start the season in mid-July in Europe, in Spain. We are just waiting for the final confirmation of the races there.
Valentino Rossi was very disappointed after the race in Thailand, which he finished in eighth place. As he pointed out, he again had a lot of trouble at the end of the race with worn tires. The Italian started Sunday's test well and broke from ninth place to sixth. Subsequently, his progress stopped, and at the end he was overtaken by Suzuki racers Alex Rins and Joan Mir. The problems were mainly caused by the wear of the rear tire. He finished the race as Yamaha's worst racer, 19 seconds behind Fabio Quartararo. "Unfortunately, today's race was very similar to the previous ones. I quickly had problems with the grip of the rear tire. Because of that, I had to slow down, which meant another bad race." The nine-time world champion was still posing
Marco Marquez managed something that only four other racers have before him today. He became the fifth racer in history to win four consecutive world titles in the strongest competition. There are already a total of eight titles - six in the most elite class. With this, he broke through to third place in the eternal ladder, ahead of only Valentino Rossi with seven and Giacomo Agostini with eight titles. How dominant he is this season is proven by the fact that he is in all races, with the exception of the race in Austin where he fell and finished in the first two places. Ever since he came to the MotoGP class before the 2013 season, he has failed to garner the title of the best in the world in just one season. In 2015, after many of his falls at the end, Yamaha’s better racers were Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi
Fabio Quartararo admitted after the race that today's defeat against Marco Marquez in the last turn hurts him more than the one in Misano. Racer Petronas Yamaha took the lead from the second starting position and led completely to the last lap when he was overtaken by the new / old world champion in the third turn. The Frenchman wanted to return the maneuver in the last turn, but he did not succeed and thus brought only two tenths behind the Spaniard to the finish line. Despite Marquez taking away his victory in the last lap of the race for the second time this year, the XNUMX-year-old French racer was pleased with his performance. "I'm proud and happy with my race. Nevertheless, this defeat hurts a bit more than the one in Misano. I didn't do anything there in the last turn. At least I tried today. When I overtook, I wasn't quite sure if it would be
Fabio Quartararo won the qualifiers with a time of 1: 29.719 before the race in Thailand. Maverick Vinales and Marc Marquez will also start the race from the first starting line. Fourth place was taken by Franco Morbidelli in front of three Ducati racers, among whom Danilo Petrucci was somewhat surprisingly the fastest. He was followed by Jack Miller and Andrea Dovizioso, who was last within a second of the fastest time. The eighth time was set by Joan Mir. Valentino Rossi, who fell in the fifth corner at the start of qualifying, finished in ninth place. The top twelve were completed by three other Spanish racers Alex Rins, and the Espargaro brothers, Pol ahead of Aleix. At the very end, Fabio Quartararo and Marc Marquez also fell in the fifth turn. Results Q2 Pos # Racer Motorcycle Time Lag
Marc Marquez presented his views on the horrific fall from the first free practice to reporters after Friday's event on the track. As he admitted, he could not breathe for the first five seconds after the fall, which was the reason he had been lying by the track for so long. "About five seconds after the fall I couldn't breathe. That was also the reason I didn't get up so fast. It was only five seconds, but it seemed much longer to me. It was a severe fall but I was already on arrival at the medical center However, the doctors wanted to perform a more detailed examination to make sure that there were no serious injuries. " As he later explained, he completely shut off the gas in the seventh turn, which he usually doesn’t do in the demanding right turn. “I’ve been driving much slower than usual since
After only two weeks of recovery in Thailand, Pol Espargaro is returning to the MotoGP caravan, where he will try to compete in Sunday's race. The Spaniard is recovering from a broken left wrist after falling in the last free practice in Aragon. After the fall, he immediately went for surgery in Barcelona, and then immediately began physiotherapy in a bid to return to the motorcycle as soon as possible. In Thailand, he will take part in free practice and assess whether he is able to compete in the qualifiers and Sunday's race. In the event that he is unable to continue with the racing weekend, the KTM team will not put a spare racer on his motorcycle. Mika Kallio is already replacing Johann Zarco on the other side of the garage, but Dani Pedrosa has rejected this possibility, as he prefers to dedicate himself entirely to the role of test racer.
After winning the last race in Aragon, Marquez is now just one step away from his sixth title in the strongest competition. For that, however, he has to score at least two points more than Andre Dovizioso in Thailand this weekend. In other words, Marquez will be the champion if he leaves Thailand with at least a 100-point advantage over his closest pursuer. Possible scenarios for him to become world champion are: Marquez wins, Marquez is second, Dovizioso finishes third or worse, Marquez is third, Dovizioso finishes fourth or worse, Marquez is fourth, Dovizioso finishes fifth or worse, Marquez is fifth, Dovizioso finishes seventh or worse, Marquez is sixth, Dovizioso finishes eighth or worse, Marquez is seventh, Dovizioso finishes ninth or worse, Marquez is eighth, Dovizioso finishes tenth or worse, Marqu
Maverick Vinales is optimistic about the race in Thailand before which he confided to reporters that his goal is to finish third in the overall standings by the end of the season. Optimism can also be taken from last year’s premiere test at this racetrack, which he finished third, just 0,270 seconds behind the winner. At the same time, he significantly improved on last year's tenth place in the last race in Aragon with fourth place. "In Aragon we found a way to be competitive in the first laps of the race, which is very important to me. This year I had a lot of problems in the first fifteen laps. Now we have to transfer this to this race as well. We came in a very positive state. we know I drove a very good race here last year. " “Racing on this racetrack is very demanding and strenuous due to the high temperatures.