MotoGP Analysis: MotoGP’s New Generation of Heroes

MotoGP Analysis: MotoGP’s New Generation of Heroes

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Featured In the January 2021 issue of Roadracing World: 

 

        The 2020 MotoGP season was the first to be staged in the middle of a global pandemic. It was the first that didn’t feature the reigning World Champion since 1961 when John Surtees switched to Formula 1 cars.  And it was the first in 72 years of GP racing that five different riders climbed to the top step of a MotoGP podium. 

     Brad Binder, Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli, Miguel Oliveira, and Fabio Quartararo didn’t only win their first races in 2020, combined they won more than two thirds of the races! That means MotoGP is currently going through a seismic generational shift—out with the old and in with the new…

—MotoGP Analysis: MotoGP’s New Generation Of Heroes, By Mat Oxley

           

The 2020 MotoGP season was the weirdest season anyone can remember. For the first time in Grand Prix history, there were five first-time winners—Brad Binder, Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli, Miguel Oliveira, and Fabio Quartararo. So what’s the story behind these new kids on the grid? Read MotoGP Editor Mat Oxley’s analysis of the raucous rookie class of 2020 in the latest issue of Roadracing World!

 

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