Catalonia GP – Catalonia GP 2020 MotoGP schedules Sunday in Barcelona –

Catalonia GP 2020 MotoGP schedules Sunday in Barcelona

Catalonia GP - Catalonia GP 2020 MotoGP schedules Sunday in Barcelona -

Timetables and program of the Catalan Motorcycle Grand Prix in Barcelona, ​​the eighth round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship to follow this weekend on MNC: beware of the delay in the races on Sunday because of F1 !

On Sunday, you will have an extra hour to finish your jogging / leg / nap (cross out unnecessary mentions): the GP de Calaogne MotoGP races are delayed by one hour so as not to take place at the same time as the F1 GP in Russia.

  • MNC special file :

Remember that it was on this same Montmelo circuit that Fabio Quartararo signed his very first MotoGP podium last year behind Marc Marquez. What can happen this year in the absence of the Honda leader for the young French prodigy, second in the provisional ranking ?

Riders’ objectives at the Catalan MotoGP GP

Andrea Dovizioso, official Ducati (1st in the championship)

“In the last two GPs we haven’t been competitive enough, but we try to see the positive side of the two races in Misano: we are at the top of the standings, even if the championship remains very open. speed and if we want to be able to fight for the league title, we must not waste any more time. We will have to adapt to the asphalt of Montmeló, which will certainly have less grip than that of Misano. This could be a factor. determining for everyone. I am sure that if we continue to work like these last weeks, better results will come soon ".

Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha SRT (2nd in the championship)

"It’s great to have another racing weekend! Barcelona is a track that I love and I can’t wait to go because I feel we can get a really good result there – It is true that it has a straight line of one kilometer, so we will have to work on a good configuration. Last year our top speed was not that good but we were still able to finish on the podium, which means we are strong in the other parts of the track. Our pace there can be good, we know we can be competitive and of course I will do my best! "

Maverick Viñales, official Yamaha (3rd in the championship)

“The hard work at Misano paid off and it was really amazing. We really enjoyed that feeling of victory over the past few days and we are really looking forward to the next round. Montmeló is my home race and I love racing I have already had some great races here. Unfortunately, last year we weren’t able to show our full potential, but we will do our best to get on the podium this year. We are working well and I think that we can still improve. We will have to give our maximum and have another good weekend of racing, especially because the championship is very tight. I am now second in the standings (tied on points with Quartararo but third in number of wins , Editor’s note!) To a point of the head … We must seize this opportunity! "

Takaaki Nakagami, Honda LCR (7th in the championship)

"It’s nice that it’s another week of racing, my team and I are ready for this weekend in Barcelona. I will do my best to show our potential and try to improve myself and then the result will come. J I can’t wait and our goal is always to get a first podium, so we’ll see ".

Miguel Oliveira, KTM Tech3 (8th in the championship)

“I’m motivated for Barcelona, ​​after the second result in Misano we can relax a bit and start working again in Montmeló. I think it’s a track that adapts well to our bike and my style. really want to continue working like this and get an even better result than the one we got at the GP of Emilia Romagna ".

Valentino Rossi, official Yamaha (9th in the championship)

“Now we come to Barcelona, ​​a track that I like a lot but different from Misano. The asphalt and conditions will be different but I think we can have a good racing weekend. It is important to take a few points. I’m not that far from the top of the standings and the championship is still open. This season has been crazy and there are still many races to come, so we will do our best. ".

Danilo Petrucci, official Ducati (14th in the championship)

“After two difficult Grands Prix, we come back to a circuit where I managed to get on the podium last year. The season is certainly not going as we had hoped, but we will not give up! In Montmeló we will try to improve the tenth place of Misano, but the conditions will be very different: the asphalt and the temperatures could be determining for our performances and the key will be to be able to interpret these two factors well ".

Alex Marquez, official Honda (16th in the championship)

“We come to Barcelona after having scored our best result of the season. I am happy with the progress and look forward to racing in Catalonia with the Honda. Of course it will be a different experience than normal and I will certainly regret to not seeing the home fans in the stands as it is always a special feeling, I hope we can put on a good show for everyone so they can enjoy the race as if they were there! "

Iker Lecuona, KTM Tech3 (18th in the championship)

"For the Barcelona GP I think I have to continue on this path. My performance was incredible, I improved a lot and I was always close to the top 10. In the race I was even in the top 6, so I want to keep improving and learning. Of course I will try to finish the race first, but I think it is also possible to aim for a top 10 ".

Cal Crutchlow, Honda LCR (21st in the championship)

"After further exams it looks like my ankle is better than yesterday and the situation is improving. So I’m really looking forward to starting the Grand Prix de Catalunya this weekend".

Stefan Bradl, replacing Marc Marquez on the official Honda (23rd in the championship)

“My arm is much better, it was a difficult decision not to run in Misano but it was the best for me and for everyone. After a week of rest I feel good and motivated to come back. Already had good results in Barcelona on the Honda but we’ll have to see where we are this year. Alex and Taka both had some great tests and races at Misano, I can’t wait to help them and HRC continues to improve ".

Pilot objectives to follow on MNC: stay connected !

Objectives of the team managers at the Catalan MotoGP GP

Massimo Meregalli, official Yamaha team

"Last weekend’s victory gave the team a further boost. It was a nice reward after a lot of hard work and we will use it as an encouragement to attack even harder this weekend in Barcelona . It’s a race we always look forward to as we are generally quite strong here. Both riders love this circuit and its setup suits the Yamaha. We are fully focused on sustaining the progress we have made at Misano this weekend, especially because Monster Energy is also the title sponsor of this round. We are now in the mid-season and the championship is very tight … We have to give ourselves 100% in every session, because starting in front will be the key to getting good results ".

Herve Poncharal, KTM Tech3 team manager

"After a big weekend in Misano, the Red Bull KTM Tech3 team are very happy to move to Catalonia for the next round. We don’t have time to breathe, but that’s what we love! Three back-to-back races is an almost usual scenario for the 2020 season and we feel good with that. I think the Montmeló circuit is going to be interesting for us. There is a long, long straight, areas of heavy braking and the last part of the track is quite twisty so there is a bit of everything there and although we haven’t done any testing since last year’s Grand Prix I think it’s going to be another interesting place to run. I think Miguel and Iker should be strong enough, they love this circuit and we can’t wait to start riding. The Superbike round has been pretty hectic when it comes to the weather so I really hope this week the weather will remain stable because it could radically change the situation . Miguel is now eighth, the championship is extremely tight but we are in a good position. There will be a bit of rest after Barcelona so we have to keep attacking, score big points and leave Catalonia with still a good position in the league..

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Schedules of the Catalan Grand Prix Moto GP 2020

Friday 25 September 2020

  • 09:00 – 09:40: Free practice FP1 Moto3
  • 09:55 – 10:40: FP1 MotoGP free practice
  • 10:55 – 11:35: FP1 Moto2 free practice
  • 13:15 – 13:55: FP2 Moto3 free practice
  • 14:10 – 14:55: FP2 MotoGP free practice
  • 15:10 – 15:50: FP2 Moto2 free practice

Saturday September 26, 2020

  • 09:00 – 09:40: FP3 Moto3 free practice
  • 09:55 – 10:40: FP3 MotoGP free practice
  • 10:55 – 11:35: FP3 Moto2 free practice
  • 12:35 – 13:15: Moto3 qualifying practice
  • 13:30 – 14:00: FP4 MotoGP free practice
  • 14:10 – 14:25: Qualifying practice QP1 MotoGP
  • 14:35 – 14:50: Qualifying practice QP2 MotoGP
  • 15:05 – 15:45: Moto2 qualifying practice

Sunday September 27, 2020

  • 09:40 – 10:00: Moto3 warm-up
  • 10:10 – 10:30: Moto2 warm-up
  • 10:40 – 11:00: MotoGP warm-up
  • 12:00: Moto3 race
  • 13:20: Moto2 race
  • 15:00: MotoGP race

MotoGP Catalan Grand Prix retrospectives

  • Catalonia GP 2019 : Reports, statements and analyzes
  • Catalonia GP 2018 : Reports, statements and analyzes
  • Catalonia GP 2017 : Reports, statements and analyzes
  • Catalonia GP 2016 : Mourning and handshake in Barcelona…
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  • Catalonia GP 2013 :
  • GP of Catalonia 2012 :
  • GP of Catalonia 2011 :
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  • GP of Catalonia 2008 :
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  • GP from Catalonia 2004 :
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Montmelo Circuit (Barcelona)

  • 2019 winner:
  • Best lap in the race: (1’40.021)
  • Circuit record: (1’38.680)
  • Length: 4,627 m
  • Width: 12 m
  • Turns: 6 left and 8 right
  • Straight line: 1,047 m
  • Race distance: 111.048 km (24 laps)

Catalonia GP - Catalonia GP 2020 MotoGP schedules Sunday in Barcelona -

MotoGP 2020 ranking before Barcelona

  1. Andrea DOVIZIOSO – ITA – Ducati: 84
  2. Fabio QUARTARARO – FRA – Yamaha: 83
  3. Maverick VIÑALES – SPA – Yamaha: 83
  4. Joan MIR – SPA – Suzuki: 80
  5. Franco MORBIDELLI – ITA – Yamaha: 64
  6. Jack MILLER – AUS – Ducati: 64
  7. Takaaki NAKAGAMI – JPN – Honda: 63
  8. Miguel OLIVEIRA – POR – KTM: 59
  9. Valentino ROSSI – ITA – Yamaha: 58
  10. Pol ESPARGARO – SPA – KTM: 57
  11. Brad BINDER – RSA – KTM: 53
  12. Alex RINS – SPA – Suzuki: 44
  13. Johann ZARCO – FRA – Ducati: 36
  14. Danilo PETRUCCI – ITA – Ducati: 31
  15. Francesco BAGNAIA – ITA – Ducati: 29
  16. Alex MARQUEZ – SPA – Honda: 24
  17. Aleix ESPARGARO – SPA – Aprilia: 18
  18. Iker LECUONA – SPA – KTM: 15
  19. Bradley SMITH – GBR – Aprilia: 11
  20. Tito RABAT – SPA – Ducati: 7
  21. Cal CRUTCHLOW – GBR – Honda: 7
  22. Michele PIRRO – ITA – Ducati: 4
  23. Stefan BRADL – GER – Honda: 0

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