For most MotoGP motorcyclists, Portimao’s Algarve International Circuit presents a new challenge this weekend. World champion Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Extar), home champion Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech 3), Franco Morbidley (Petronas Yamaha SRT), and Jack Miller (Petronas Yamaha SRT), were reviewing the last three days of The exciting 2020 season at the pre-event press conference. Pramac Racing), Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) and two riders prepare for what may be their latest MotoGP appearance: Andrea Dovizioso (Team Ducati) and Cal Crutchlow (LCR Honda Castrol).
The British Knight is one of the few to race down Portimao’s stunning design. It’s where he won the World Supersport title in 2009. The three-time Grand Prix winner will cut his spare skin after the Portugal race before a test round with Yamaha awaits you in 2021, but Crutchlow was full of admiration for the episode which is a good place to host – potentially – his final race..
“I feel so happy and satisfied to come to such a good circle. Portimao, I have great memories here, I won the Supersport title on this track and also got some good results in the Superbike here as well. ”The number 35 started. « I didn’t come to the test here in two months ago, but I know the ring, it’s not like you’re going into a blind circuit and it’s a great event to be able to attend.. Good to be the last.
« It is a new path for most riders as I am sure everyone will give 100%, it will fit some bikes and maybe not some others. It will be fun because I think it will be a good race. The different parts of the track will suit different cyclists and bicyclists and yes, it feels good. Feel the happy weekend with it being my last competitive race.
It’s a shame that we won’t have any Portuguese fan cheering the knights from the stands this weekend, but their star will aim to put on a show. Oliveira, the first Portuguese first-class winner, was also buzzing to go to the Algarve International Circuit as one of the other riders who knew the place well..
“Very happy and excited to race at home seven years after we got the last Portuguese trophy in Estoril at that time and now we have the opportunity, the season is still different but getting the best player at home is great, especially because it is the last race where I think that Everyone is a little relaxed and we can enjoy the race here. I think fans can expect the great show because this track is very, very different from what we see around the world, so I just hope I get a good performance so that fans have an extra reason to enjoy the show, ”commented Oliveira, who would wear Tech3 colors one last time before wearing the Pol shoes. Espargaro.
And speaking of the Spaniard, after his fifth podium this season, finishing fourth in the championship standings is very important. . Who would have said that about the KTM contestant at the start of the season? Not even the number 44. But that’s on the table, and Esparjaro’s younger brother is eager to move forward as he aims to end his career at KTM..
“Yes, it is clear as everyone says it is a special path, a different path,” Paul Espargaro said. Miguel also said it is the last race of the season so most of us are playing for something interesting in the tournament but since it’s the last race we can enjoy some races here.. Also, the weather is great here, at this point in the year, for it to be great weather. Especially after suffering in the last morning in races with a cold.
“We also have Miguel here, he used to ride in Portimao and his knowledge will definitely be important to KTM riders.. Hopefully we’ll have a good weekend, jump a little bit in the tournament because we’re close enough to do something interesting.
Dovizioso sits ahead of Paul Espargaro in the overall standings as the Italian prepares to compete in his last race with Ducati, before his vacation in 2021. . His goal? Finish things at the highest level.
“Yes of course this is our goal that we really want to finish in a good way with a good result because we are fighting for the championship, and the second / third will be very difficult because Franco is very far away but everything is open because we are in a new path and nobody knows many details. Anything is possible, anything can happen. I am delighted to be on a new track for the last round and to enjoy the last race with Ducati.
Franco is definitely second in the race for the title after his third victory of the season the last time, and staying there will be some achievement.. Comfortable Morbidelli has always echoed rivals’ thoughts on Portimao: a great circuit he can’t wait to try on the YZR-M1.
“I am extremely excited and curious to see what this track would look like on a Moto GP. I raced here in 2013 and rode here a couple of months ago and yeah, I remember it’s a high adrenaline track and yeah, it’d be fun.. I feel good and just fine with the overall package.
The man who defeated Morbiddelli to the win in Valencia was Miller and after enjoying his time here two months ago on a superbike motorcycle, the Aussie is looking to kick off some cool Portimao ripples this weekend..
“I was lucky enough to take the test here with the Superbike before Le Mans in very different conditions,” discussed Miller, speaking of the one-day test where most first-class riders attacked and learned Algarve layout on superbikes.
« It was so much fun, having a lot of fun with the standing bike, you know, doing a little racing simulation with Dovi and Petrucci over there for a little while. That was a whole heap of fun but, no, different circumstances this weekend are more serious, But yeah, it comes with confidence from last weekend and feels good on the bike so I’m looking forward to taking off for some jumps around the circuit..
Finally, we came to the world champion. Mir arrives in Portugal after hitting his final goal, but the work is far from over: Suzuki has a triple crown to try to win it over. Despite winning the MotoGP title four days ago, Mir has been focused on the job he’s doing in Portugal where the already sparkling season could get even sweeter.. .
« Well, we celebrated with my family and went to dinner on Sunday, but you don’t know a lot because this week we have the last race. We had a lot of interviews and letters, and it was tough but we enjoyed the moment. I’m happy and now we have a job to do here. Get the Triple Crown, it would be a very good season if we didn’t get it, but it would be very good if we could. I’m totally focused on that, and I’m also excited and let’s see if I can get my Fight for Victory pack here..
Additionally, Suzuki can finish 1-2 in the passenger order. Did team manager David Prieview ask Mir to try to help teammate Alex Rins, who is currently four points behind Morbidelli, to achieve this?
« We didn’t really have this discussion but if they asked me, I shouldn’t have any problems helping Alex get second place.. I think if they asked Alex to help me get help first he would do so so it would be nice on my part to do that. But the situation should be to help him, if not irrelevant.
This weekend is a journey into the unknown for every MotoGP rider. Portimao is a special place and the perfect way to end the craziest motorcycle seasons. Now, it’s time for the riders to do the talking on the track, and they aim to end the year at the highest level. For us fans, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the knights attacking this shiny strip of asphalt before their well-deserved winter.. .
All events from Grande Prémio MEO de Portugal for the MotoGP World Championship 2020 will be live on Eurosport and Eurosport HD with the qualifying race on Saturday 21 November 2020, from 6:00 PM IST onwards followed by the main race on Sunday, 22 November 2020, from the time of 4:15 PM IST onwards. The same will also be broadcast live on the Discovery Plus app on Saturdays and Sundays from 6:50 PM IST and 5:35 PM IST respectively..
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