Marc Marquez Fasted in FP1 Jerez 2020

The Jerez Spanish Grand Prix will take place on July 19th, launching the “2020 MotoGP Season”. Factory teams have begun arriving at Jerez to start testing their respective vehicles, which hasn’t been possible for a prolonged period amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Repsol Honda was the 1st team to arrive at Jerez after winning the 2019 Constructors Championship. Shortly afterwards, Yamaha & Suzuki would come. All three factory teams began their testing & it quickly became apparent who’ll dominate over the Spanish Grand Prix. Marc Marquez obtained the fastest time during the 1st Testing Session, which comes after months of healing an unexpected shoulder injury from last season.

The 2020 MotoGP Season was slated to begin in Qatar. However, alterations in scheduling were required after the COVID-19 epidemic became an international pandemic. All versions of this motorsport were postponed for the foreseeable future, including Moto2 & Moto3. Since conditions surrounding the pandemic have minorly decreased globally, international motorsports like MotoGP and Formula One have resumed their operations.

Nine additional teams in the MotoGP Grid weren’t provided testing opportunities at Jerez. Dorna Sports instead required that Aprilia, KTM, Pramac, Ducati, and Reale Avintia train at the Red Bull Ring or Misano. The benefit associated with testing at unscheduled circuits was a month-long period to determine what’s required to increase the pace. Teams like Suzuki, Yamaha, and Repsol Honda have been given less than two weeks.

Champion Grows Stronger After Injury

MotoGP Analysts expressed their shock towards Marc Marquez, who proved himself a formidable champion. After managing a shoulder injury for 6+ months & not being permitted to drive for nearly three months, having a pace that resembled last season was unbelievable. Over 90 Minutes of testing against Yamaha & Suzuki, Marc Marquez maintained the fastest time of 1m38.985s.

Repsol Honda Team Leaders have praised Marc Marquez for obtaining this time. Their engine unit has struggled before arriving at Jerez. It prompted some inside the team & out, to question if Yamaha or Suzuki would maintain an overall faster pace. Under these circumstances, there would’ve been the opportunity for Valentino Rossi or Maverick Vinales to obtain a MotoGP Championship.

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