Marq Marquez Fails at MotoGP Testing

The 2020 MotoGP Testing Period has completed, with supporters now eagerly waiting for the season to begin on March 8th. Below we’ve provided details on the testing period, which includes who performed best on the individual level. One of the most shocking elements of this testing period was Marc Marquez, who’s come out at 7th faster driver. This is because the World Champion has had minimal time to recover from his injuries in November 2019, leading motorsport analysts to wonder if he’ll have the skillsets required to dominate over another season. The ligaments in his shoulder are permanently half-dislocated, with doctors recommending that he doesn’t race anymore.

Another factor that will alter Marc Marquez’s chances in the MotoGP 2020 season is the newly-formulated Michelin tyres. They will provide a reduction in lap-times by 0.4 of a second but will require the drivers to restructure themselves and how they approach the corners. It’s the first chance in three years to the MotoGP tyres, leading some analysts to be concerned that Marc Marquez could have another accident.

If this happened then, he’d be forced to retire for the remaining season, leaving Yamaha to rely on Vinales for their championship goals solely. The tread compounds with these tyres are drastically different, allowing for increasing front and rear grip with added assistance for traction. This will make the corners considerably more challenging for drivers, though, making it nearly impossible to overtake unless they’re on the straights.

When it applies to Vinales, he’s surprising been performing better than Marc Marques. Twenty-two laps ran during the three day testing period were below 1:55. His fastest lap stood at 1:53.858. Vinales claims his increased speed is the result of these new tyres, with Marquez claiming his delayed rate is coming from these same tyres. Considering both men are operating nearly identical motorcycles, Marquez seemingly is lying to avoid more concern regarding his injury.

Fabio Quartararo also performed admirably during the test period, acquiring the title of 4th fastest driver. This followed after he maintained the minimum of twenty laps and kept his motorcycle on cruise control. It indicates that Fabio Quartararo has plenty of more speed to offer to start on March 8th. The additional top riders for the testing sessions include Alex Rins, Joan Mir, Franco Morbidelli and Jack Miller. It’ll be interesting to see how the upcoming season unfolds with these several drivers.

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