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Petrucci wins Race of France in rain-hit conditions

Danilo Petrucci captured his first win of the season in a rained-out race at Le Mans. Repsol Honda’s rookie Alex Marquez took second place, his best placed finish in the premier class, ahead of the KTM of Pol Espargaro. .

Yamaha SRT’s Fabio Quartararo could only finish ninth and that was enough to extend his lead in the riders standings. Both championship contenders Joan Mir and Andrea Dovizioso ended 11th and 4th to remain second and third in the standings.

At race start, Petrucci shot off the grid into the lead from the front row, starting third on the grid. The two Ducatis led the race with Jack Miller in the Pramac Ducati in third. It was Ducatis in positions 1,2 and 3 in the early going. Behind the leading bikes, Joan Mir had to take serious evasive action on the opening lap after Valentino Rossi suffered a crash in front of him; the run-off cost him some positions.

The Ducati trio led for two thirds of the race. Alex Rins joined the foray in fourth as the Suzuki riider tried to dispatch Miller for third. Rins carved his way from seventh to fourth by lap 12. As the fastest rider on track, he made a jump to second by lap 18 of 26 when Dovizioso suffered tyre wear and Miller crashed out.

With seven laps to go, Rins would crash out of contention. This gave both Márquez and P.Espargaro a chance to creep up to second and third. Due to extreme tyre wear, Dovizioso was pushed back to fourth place. The race would finish with Petrucci pretty much taking a walk through win, followed by Marquez and Espargaro.

Dovizioso’s fourth place pushes him to third in the standings, 18 points behind Quartararo. Behind the Ducati were Johann Zarco, Miguel Oliveira, Takashi Nakagami and Stefan Bradl. Bradl’s eight place ensured a double finish for Repsol Honda, the first in a long while.

Quartararo finished ninth, while his Yamaha SRT team mate Franco Morbidelli crashed out of the race. Meanwhile, Maverick Vinales secured tenth place for factory Yamaha squad. He was the sole finisher for the factory team as Rossi crashed at race start. Mir made a last lap final dash to slot into 11th. This result was crucial for Mir, as he managed to maintain his second place in the title standings, where he now sits 10 points from the top.

The next race, tenth round, moves to the Aragon circuit in Spain from 16-18 October.

MotoGP Race of France results
1 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati Team 45’54.736
2 Alex MARQUEZ Repsol Honda Team +1.273
3 Pol ESPARGARO Red Bull KTM Factory Racing +1.711
4 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati Team +3.911
5 Johann ZARCO Esponsorama Racing +4.310
6 Miguel OLIVEIRA Red Bull KTM Tech 3 +4.466
7 Takaaki NAKAGAMI LCR Honda IDEMITSU +5.921
8 Stefan BRADL Repsol Honda Team +15.597
9 Fabio QUARTARARO Petronas Yamaha SRT +16.687
10 Maverick VIÑALES Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP +16.895

Riders standings
1 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRA 115
2 Joan MIR Suzuki SPA 105
3 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 97
4 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPA 96
5 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JPN 81
6 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITA 77
7 Jack MILLER Ducati AUS 75
8 Pol ESPARGARO KTM SPA 73
9 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM POR 69
10 Danilo PETRUCCI Ducati ITA 64

Morbidelli secures first-ever win at Misano

Morbidelli secures first-ever win at Misano

Franco Morbidelli brought his Yamaha SRT back from the brink, after the last two rounds, by taking his first ever MotoGP career win at the Circuit Marco Simoncelli, last Sunday. His team mate Fabio Quartararo wasn’t as lucky, as he crashed out of the race. Behind the Yamaha SRT rider were Pramac’s Francesco Bagnaia and Suzuki’’s Joan Mir.

With Quartararo crashing out, the Riders standings saw Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso take first place in the standings with a 6-point margin, despite finishing seventh.

Morbidelli jumped into the lead off the line with factory Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi and the rest of the field chasing after. Morbidelli went unchallenged virtually from start to finish.

The battle behind Morbidelli was the highlight of the race between a Yamaha, Pramac and two Suzukis. Rossi held second for much of the race, but couldn’t pull away from the chasing pack of Bagnaia, Mir and Álex Rins. Bagnaia shot past the Doctor who saw his pace dropped off towards the end of the race. Mir then overtook him to force the Doctor to fourth.

The two Suzukis were batlling amongst themselves for position the entire race. Rins pushed as high as fourth with Mir sixth mid-way through the race. With just a handful of laps remaining, both Suzuki riders were in podium contention but as Rins began to suffer physically, Mir was able to make his way through. On the last lap, Mir executed an incredible pass on Rossi to take his second podium of the year with third, while Rins finished fifth.

Behind the Suzukis was Maverick Vinales who overtook Jack Miller to take sixth place over the start-finish line, 5.383s from the lead.

Dovizioso finished seventh which enabled him to snatch the Riders standings lead. After Quartararo’s crash on lap 8, the Ducati rider tried to set his pace to close the gap on the front riders. Only towards the end of the race, he managed to finally catch the Ducati bike of Miller, passing it on the final lap to finish in the seventh position. Miller ended up eighth ahead of Nakagami and Esparagaro.

The MotoGP contingent next head to a one-day test, ahead of the seventh round of the season just days later from 18-20 September.

Race of San Marino results

1  . F. MORBIDELLI – Petronas Yamaha SRT – 42:02.272

2. F. BAGNAIA – Pramac Racing – +02.217

3. J. MIR – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – +02.290

4. V. ROSSI – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – +02.643

5. A. RINS – Team SUZUKI ECSTAR – +04.044

6. M. VIÑALES – Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP – +05.383

7. A. DOVIZIOSO – Ducati Team – +10.358

8. J. MILLER – Pramac Racing – +11.155

9. T. NAKAGAMI – LCR Honda IDEMITSU – +10.839

10. P. ESPARGARO – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – +12.030

Riders standings

1 Andrea DOVIZIOSO Ducati ITA 76

2 Fabio QUARTARARO Yamaha FRA 70

3 Jack MILLER Ducati AUS 64

4 Joan MIR Suzuki SPA 60

5 Maverick VIÑALES Yamaha SPA 58

6 Valentino ROSSI Yamaha ITA 58

7 Franco MORBIDELLI Yamaha ITA 57

8 Brad BINDER KTM RSA 53

9 Takaaki NAKAGAMI Honda JPN 53

10 Miguel OLIVEIRA KTM POR 48

DTM announces restructured 2020 calendar

The DTM umbrella organisation ITR has restructured the 2020 DTM calendar in an effort to accommodate all 10 rounds of this year’s series in the wake of the global spread of the coronavirus.

The 2020 DTM was initially due to commence at Belgium’s Circuit Zolder on April 24-26, with race weekends following at Lausitzring, Russia’s Igora Drive, Anderstorp in Sweden, and Italy’s Autodromo Monza in June.

While the situation remains dynamic, the season is slated to begin at Germany’s Norisring (July 10-12) and conclude at Monza on November 13-15.

The full revised calendar appears below.

ITR Managing Director Marcel Mohaupt said, “These are unprecedented and uncertain times – and our priority is the wellbeing of our families, our staff, and our community. Despite the uncertainty, we felt it was important to provide motorsport fans worldwide – and everyone involved in DTM – with a revised calendar featuring new dates.”

“Clearly, the safe containment and treatment of this epidemic is everyone’s first priority, but we believe that sport can play an important role in helping restore normality to people’s lives. With support from our fans, DTM’s manufacturers Audi and BMW – who will bring 16 cars to this year’s grid – the racetracks and all our partners, we all want to put together an exciting season later this year. We know we have to remain flexible and pragmatic – but this is a first step; and we will hold true on our promise to come back stronger. When it is safe to return to the racetrack, we want the DTM to help lead the way.”

2020 DTM Calendar

10/07–12/07 Norisring
31/07–02/08 St. Petersburg or Scandinavian Raceway Anderstorp**
07/08–09/08 Circuit Zolder
22/08–23/08 Brands Hatch Circuit
04/09–06/09 TT Circuit Assen
11/09–13/09 Nürburgring
02/10–04/10 Igora Drive St. Petersburg or Scandinavian Raceway Anderstorp**
16/10–18/10 Lausitzring
06/11–08/11 Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg
13/11–15/11 Autodromo Nazionale Monza

Goodyear is New Tyre Partner of WEC and ELMS

Goodyear is the new tyre supplier of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and European Le Mans Series (ELMS), following decades of non-involvement in major International Motorsports.  As the official tyre partner, Goodyear provides all LMP2 entrants in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans, including cars from outside of WEC and ELMS. The cars will benefit from the latest developments in Goodyear Racing tyres. In addition, Goodyear will also increase its brand visibility on and off the track to support its launch of the latest range of Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres, featuring motorsport-derived technology.

Some of you might remember in the 70s and 80s that Goodyear was a proud tyre supplier of Formula 1. Goodyear shod F1 cars won 368 GPs.

A multi-year deal was signed between Goodyear and the organizers Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO). Previously, the WEC series had multiple tyre suppliers. The ACO made a move in the off season to appoint a single tyre supplier for the new season. Goodyear now officially supplies tyres to the LMP2 category. The 2020/21 WEC season, featuring 8 rounds, will kick off at Silverstone next September, before continuing across four continents around the world, and has its climax at the 24 hours of Le Mans in June 2021. Goodyear-equipped cars have won the Le Mans on 14 occasions, from 1960s till 1990s.

Apart from the WEC, Goodyear supplies to the ELMS, the continental endurance racing series. ELMS will begin in April 2021 with six races slated for six of Europe’s top circuits.

Gerard Neveu, CEO of the World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series, stated: “Since announcing its comeback this year, Goodyear’s commitment to top level performance has been very impressive. To win a World Championship’s LMP2 class at only the third attempt shows the investment, technology and dedication of the Goodyear team. We are proud to have Goodyear as a premium partner in WEC and ELMS, and our LMP2 teams will benefit from high level professional support to ensure the continuing close competition in the category.”

Proton conquers Sepang 1K race; All-ladies team led by Leona Chin finished seventh

Braving torrential thunderstorms over the weekend, the aspiring local racers took part in another rendition of the Sepang 1000 kilometers race or short for Sepang 1k. As a feeder endurance racing competition to the previous Merdeka Millennium Endurance race (MME), the 1k race saw more participants due to relatively affordable entry fees.

National carmakers Proton has always been participating in domestic racing series to prove their cars’ worth. And since the 1k race features mostly local-ran feeder teams and drivers, there aren’t too much competition for Proton as a factory-backed squad. This proved especially evident in last Sunday’s 1k race where Team Proton R3 dominated the entire race for the third consecutive year. It was a fifth outright title for Proton, since the 1k race came into existence.

The brave souls who participated in the 1k race last weekend had to endure 181 laps. It ended with the Iriz of Fariqe Hairuman, former BTCC driver, and Mitchell Cheah winning the title, after 9 hours of non-stop racing. To add icing on the cake, the Sage of Admi Shahirul and Syafiq Ali took second place to complete a 1-2 finish. With the 1-2 finish, it’s obvious that until another factory-backed team came into the picture, the 1k race would be a continuous happy hunting ground for the National carmakers.

Nominated lady race drivers were also cast in to drive for Proton, this time around. The all-girl team was selected from the recent Lady Drivers Search program, featuring Malaysia’s Motorsport Athlete, Leona Chin. The girls’ team in the third Proton car comprised of Leona, Nurul Husna and Faye Kusairi. However, a technical issue during qualifying set their Saga car as a 26th starter on the grid. Despite the setback, the ladies showed amazing tenacity against the men and fighting spirit as they carved their way up to seventh overall and first among all lady drivers by the end of the race. Leona as the leader did her part to ensure a strong overall finish for Proton’s all-ladies squad.

‘Dream Race’ showdown at Fuji between the DTM and Super GT

Following the recent DTMxSuperGT exhibition at Hockenheim, the stage is set for the Dream Raceat the Fuji Speedway, from 23 – 24 November.

This weekend, the first ever DTM x Super GT showdown features 22 cars from Audi, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Nissan and more. The two races on Saturday and Sunday have new rules such as rolling starts, control tyres and cars run without DRS and P2P. The duration of each race will be 55 minutes.

The Dream Race became a reality when DTM organizers and Super GT authorities began working on an adjustment of their technical regulations to enable joint races and a kind of “Champions League”of touring car racing. This endeavor has resulted in the spectacular Class 1 race cars with their more than 610-hp four-cylinder turbo engines that already began to be used in the DTM in the 2019 season. In the Super GT, the Class 1 regulations will come into effect next year.

The scene is Fuji Speedway, a familiar circuit for those who are Gran Turismo fans. Fuji features long-radius corners and an impressive 1.5km straight. For the races, DTM drivers will race two sessions without driver change, while the Super GT counterparts get driver changes; with the exception of Honda’s Naoki Yamamoto, who is the sole driver minus his partner Jenson Button.

Hockenheim, Germany: DTM Hockenheimring,

The DTM x Super GT Dream Race’s 22 car grid comprises seven-man DTM squad and 15 from the Japanese squads. DTM drivers consist the likes of Loïc Duval, Kamui Kobayashi, René Rast, Mike Rockenfeller, Benoît Tréluyer, Marco Wittmann and Alex Zanardi. Super GT boasts newly crowned Champion Kazuya Oshima, Kenta Yamashita, Ronnie Quintarelli, Naoki Yamamoto, Tsugio Matsuda, Ryō Hirakawa and Nick Cassidy.

DTM Champions prepare to prove a point

Audi squads are the Reigning DTM Champion and for this Dream Race showdown, Audi squads have deployed four RS 5 DTM cars. Alongside the Audi RS 5s are three BMW M4 DTMs. Audi is already familiar with from events with the Audi R18 in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and with the Audi R8 LMS. According to computer simulations, the Audi RS 5 DTM will reach a speed of up to 300 km/h at the end of the straight, depending on the rear wing setting.

The four Audi RS 5 DTM cars have new liveries for the dream race, including 2013 DTM champion Mike Rockenfeller’s Audi Sport Team Abt Sportsline car with black Akrapovič, Reigning champion René Rast’s Audi Sport RS 5 DTM (Team Rosberg) with a Red dot on white bodywork, Loic Duval’s car is decked with a red BMC Airfilter and Benoît Tréluyer’s car is mainly white.

The dream race gets on the way on Thursday with two 45-minute test sessions. Two free practice sessions on Friday, followed by a qualifying session and a race on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Marquez ends season on a high note at Valencia

Repsol Honda captures Triple Crown

The big news prior to the season’s finale, 5-time Champion Jorge Lorenzo announced his retirement after an under-performing season with the Repsol Honda squad. But, it wasn’t all gloom as he assisted the team to a triple crown in the season’s final race. Reigning Champion Marc Marquez did what he does best, win races. For Marquez, it was his 12th win this season.

At race start, Fabio Quartararo on pole led the race in the early stint, The Yamaha satellite rider didn’t pull too far ahead with Marquez closing up fast. The champion was already in second place by the third lap. He then cut the gap from almost a second to just two tenths in five laps. Striking at Turn 11, Marquez only needed one chance to move to the front and quickly amassed an insurmountable lead. He sailed through in the final laps with Quantararo and Jack Millter behind. Andrea Dovizioso, Alex Rins and Maverick Vinales were the other factory riders who made an impact in the race, with fourth, fifth and sixth places.

With the 12 wins in 2019, Marquez has accumulated 420 points and becomes the first rider in history to score more than 400 points in a single season. For the team, they got the Triple Crown after winning the Riders, Teams and Constructors titles. This is the Repsol Honda’s ninth Triple Crown since the MotoGP class began in 2002, cementing them the most dominant team and constructor in the premier class. For the first time in the four-stroke era, the team has managed to take three Triple Crowns in a row.

Lorenzo is retired from MotoP after 297 Grand Prix starts, including this season’s finale where he ended up 13th. The five-time champion’s final career total shows: 68 wins, 152 podiums and 69 poles,

Ducati was the second best team in 2019 as they finished the season in the teams classification second and third in the constructors. Dovizioso took fourth in the finale, while Danilo Petrucci crashed out.

Viñales and Valentino Rossi struggled through the final race with rear grip issues. They finished sixth and eighth respectively. Vinales was third in the riders standings and Yamaha MotoGP ended up third in the teams category. Yamaha was the second best constructors thanks to the combined efforts of the factory and the SRT teams.

Riders are expected to hit the track at Valencia tomorrow for the first test of 2020 before moving to Jerez a few days later.

2019 MotoGP Race of Valencia results

1         MARQUEZ Marc        Repsol Honda 41’21.469

2         QUARTARARO Fabio        Yamaha SRT     1.026

3         MILLER Jack Pramac R 2.409

4         DOVIZIOSO Andrea          Ducati 3.326

5         RINS Alex    Suzuki           3.508

6         VINALES Maverick  Yamaha 8.829

7         MIR Joan     Suzuki           10.622

8         ROSSI Valentino   Yamaha        22.992

9         ESPARGARO Aleix       Aprilia 32.704

10       ESPARGARO Pol     KTM   32.973

Final Riders standings

1         MARQUEZ Marc      420      

2         DOVIZIOSO Andrea       269      

3         VINALES Maverick   211  

4         RINS Alex      205    

5         QUARTARARO Fabio        192  

6         PETRUCCI Danilo    176     

7         ROSSI Valentino     174         

8         MILLER Jack 165   

10       MORBIDELLI Franco        115

Final Teams standings

1         Repsol Honda Team          420

2         Ducati Team 400

3         Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP          385

4         Petronas Yamaha SRT      307

5         Team Suzuki Ecstar 212

6         EG 0.0 Marc VDS    167

7         Pramac Racing        136

8         CWM LCR Honda   133

9         Aprilia Racing Team Gresini         114

10       Red Bull KTM Factory Racing      100

Constructors rankings

1         Honda 436

2         Yamaha        321

3         Ducati 309

4         Suzuki          234

5         KTM   111

6         Aprilia 89

7         Kawasaki      7

DTM fast forwarding towards the future

DTM (Deutschen Tourenwagen Masters) or the German Touring Series is fast forwarding to the future with a conceptualization of touring cars powered by battery or hydrogen fuel cell technology.

As the world embraces plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles, every major motorsports series and teams are switching to variations of hybrids for sustainability and relevancy. EV race cars are only a matter of time. Therefore, the DTM organizers turned its focus towards creating a visionary new electric-drive series, which could run alongside DTM, providing manufacturers with an unprecedented opportunity to design and develop its own high-performance electric vehicles of the future.

In 2019, the DTM introduced efficient, high-performance four-cylinder turbo engines capable of 600bhp. This season’s regulations also saw the use of environment-friendly fuel. By 2022, the DTM is looking at including cars with hybrid technology.

An EV Touring cars series?


The new concept series sees the supply of energy from two different sources: regular battery or fuel cell technology. For pit stops, the use of robotics to replace tyres and battery pack under the car would be used. Over the course of a 40-minute race, each car would require a mandatory stop for fresh power. These futuristic race cars would be capable of power outputs exceeding 1000bhp for brief periods of time, and of achieving top speeds in excess of 300km/h.


Currently, there are three manufacturers in the DTM with the departure of Mercedes-Benz prior to the start of the 2019 season. Audi won the titles outright, finishing tops from BMW and Aston Martin.  


The spectacular DTM

For 35 years, the DTM has thrilled millions of fans across the world, and has become Europe’s premium Touring Car series, developing the touring car template to its most extreme. Today’s cars are far from production-spec, constructed from carbon-fiber, equipped with state-of-the-art aerodynamics and fitted with powerful 600bhp turbo-charged engines.

Attract more manufacturers


By implementing a new EV/hydrogen fuel cell series, the organizers hope to attract more manufacturers into the fold. The series allows them to enter cars that resemble their road-going models, an option that current all-electric race series doesn’t currently permit. This could be an excellent test bed for car makers.

In order to set this through, the organizers see three primary factors as key pillars: Technical feasibility, Financial viability, and fan, manufacturer and sponsor interest.

Audi Sport ready for New Formula E Season

With the Formula E season starting 22 November, Audi Sport has arrived early at Riyadh in preparation for the season-opener. This season’s Formula E is expected to be more exciting than ever with new teams and contenders in the mix. There are 12 teams vying for the Formula E crown this season.

The team shipped ten containers to Saudi Arabia, that’s a total of some ten tons of cargo. Logistics expert DHL picked up the crates at the team’s base in Kempten and hauled them to the Stuttgart airport, from where they flew directly to Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh. The cargos will be delivered to the pitlanes at the track and only on 19 November, the teams are allowed to open the cargo boxes.

Audi Sport team are in pursuit of the title with Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, Abt and di Grassi have carefully packed their travel bags and handed them over to the team. The contents of each driver’s bags: two racing suits, two pairs of gloves, two pairs of shoes, three sets of fireproof underwear, team wear, plus the individually adjusted earphone systems for radio communications during the races are all part of the standard gear. In addition, Abt’s luggage contains a can of hairspray, while di Grassi takes along a skipping rope for pre-race concentration exercises.

Audi e-tron FE06 #11 (Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler), Lucas di Grassi

With the things already set in motion, Audi Sport is looking to make their mark on the 2019/20 Formula E season. The two rounds in Riyadh  will be races number 59 and 60 in  Formula E. Audi Sport is the only team to have contested all of them with the same driver pairing, and with a track record of 12 race wins and 40 podium finishes as well as one drivers’ and one teams’ title, is the most successful team in Formula E.

Marquez is Most Accomplished Honda rider after Japanese GP win

With the MotoGP Riders’ title already done and dusted, 2019 Champion Marc Marquez didn’t seem to be slowing down as he scored another win at the Twin Ring Motegi in Japan on Sunday to become the most successful Honda rider, alongside Mick Doohan. Marquez’s win enabled Honda to clinch the Constructors’ title as well.

From the start, Marquez proved he wasn’t letting anyone top him eventhough the title’s already in hand. He shot off the blocks into the lead from Yamaha SRT rider Fabio Quartararo and the rest of the field. In three laps, Marquez had a second’s lead from the satellite Yamaha rider.

By lap 13, the gap between the top two ballooned to two seconds and the reigning champion switched his attention to managing the race. Settling into second as the race progressed, Quartararo was able to manage his tyres to the chequered flag to secure the rookie honors.

Finishing a distant third was Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso. Dovizioso probably had the rider of the race honors as he fought his way back, having started from the third row. He got up to fifth after the first lap and passed Jack Miller and then Franco Morbidelli during the midpoint of the race. He held off attacks from Yamaha’s lead rider Maverick Viñales and locked on to the final podium on the final lap. He would finish just under five-tenths of a second behind the Yamaha SRT rider.

Marquez’s win was his tenth for the year and fourth in a row. Taking his 54th win in the premier class, Marquez draws level with Mick Doohan as the most successful premier class Honda rider. The 14 podiums, 13 of them in succession, of 2019 also move  Marquez to 350 championship points, just 33 points shy of Jorge Lorenzo’s all-time premier class points record of 383 with 75 points still to play for.

The MotoGP contingent now heads directly to round 17, the Australian Grand Prix at Phillip Island from 25 – 27 October.

2019 MotoGP Motegi results

1            MARQUEZ Marc              Repsol Honda    42’41.492

2            QUARTARARO Fabio      Yamaha SRT       +            0.870

3            DOVIZIOSO Andrea         Ducati   1.325

4            VINALES Maverick          Yamaha MotoGP             2.608

5            CRUTCHLOW Cal             LCR Honda         9.140

6            MORBIDELLI Franco       Yamaha SRT                     9.187

7            RINS Alex            Suzuki  9.306

8            MIR Joan   Suzuki            10.695

9            PETRUCCI Danilo   Ducati             14.216

10          MILLER Jack       Pramac

Riders standings

1            MARQUEZ Marc              350        Repsol Honda Team              Honda

2            DOVIZIOSO Andrea         31          Ducati Team      Ducati

3            VINALES Maverick          176        Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP             Yamaha

4            RINS Alex            42          Team Suzuki Ecstar         Suzuki

5            PETRUCCI Danilo             169        Ducati Team      Ducati

6            QUARTARARO Fabio      163        Petronas Yamaha SRT              Yamaha

7            ROSSI Valentino               145        Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP             Yamaha

8            MILLER Jack       125        Pramac Racing   Ducati

9            CRUTCHLOW Cal             113        LCR Honda         Honda

10          MORBIDELLI Franco       100