2020: year of the Independent Team surge

In a crazy 2020 MotoGP™ World Championship season where we’ve seen just about everything a sport can throw at us, Independent Teams have really risen to the fore. Add Oliveira’s double to the equation and Independent Teams have won over half the races (8) in 2020. Credit goes to the riders, the Independent Teams themselves and series organisers: Dorna, IRTA and the FIM. Only four races saw no Independent Team riders stand on the podium, while Morbidelli finished second in the World Championship on a year-old YZR-M1. Five of the top 10 in the overall standings are Independent Team riders in the shape of Morbidelli, Miller, Quartararo, Oliveira and Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu). Independent Teams taking it to the experienced factories week in, week out is an unmissable show.

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