this weekend, the motorcycle world championship starts in Jerez, Spain, in the season 2020. The most important questions and answers to the because of the Corona pandemic delayed the start and shortened race series, the German press Agency answered.

what is the because of the Corona-pandemic-reduced race calendar?

The world championship calendar had to be completely re-created, and from the planned 20 to 13 races will be shortened. The new addition is the Kymi-Ring came in Finland. According to formula 1 model, there will be five courses for the two races on consecutive weekends. It all starts on Sunday in Jerez, the last race is for the time being at 15. November in Valencia is planned. It remains to be seen whether in November or December, in spite of Corona still racing Overseas will be added.

Who is the favourite in the top class of MotoGP?

world champion Marc Marquez from Spain is this year’s favorite in the season. The Honda Pilot could be beaten since his debut in the Premier class in 2013, so far only once. Its biggest rivals, the Vice-world champion Andrea Dovizioso of Italy, the Spaniards Maverick Vinales and Alex Rins, as well as Fabio Quartararo of France. Marquez came to the Coronavirus, contrary to the forced break: In the Winter, the defending champion struggled with the aftermath of a recurrence of shoulder surgery and was weakened in the Tests.

What are the chances Marcel Schrötter has in Moto2?

Marcel Schrötter is the last remaining German in the motorcycle world championship. The 27-Year-old from plough village, Bavaria, Germany is competing in his eleventh world Cup season. 2019 no matter, he materialized as Eighth in the drivers ‘ championship, his best overall result. The Moto2 was able to complete in contrast to the MotoGP is already a race At the season opener in Doha (Qatar) at the beginning of March Schrötter as the Seventh came to the finish. Podiums should be the same for him this year. Because of his Routine, he is considered by some insiders even to the circle of favorites.

What happened to the other German motorcycle pilot?

Jonas Folger (Mühldorf am Inn) was forced to end the MotoGP season in 2017 for health reasons in advance. It appearances as a Test and reserve driver followed. Now he is aiming for in the International German championship title. Stefan Bradl from Zahling is more Honda test driver, is allowed to complete due to the Corona-rules 2020 but no guest starts. Sandro Cortese from Berkheim is in the second Superbike world championship-of the year, Philipp Öttl (Bad Reichenhall) starts in the world Supersport championship, and Luke Tulovic (Eberbach) in the Moto2 CHAMPIONSHIP.

Why this year there is no race at the sachsenring?

Due to the large event ban in Germany, the audience would not have been at the sachsenring Grand Prix is possible. Organizers of ADAC would need to eliminate the main source of income. Because the Sachsenring is not classified as a permanent track, are always additional costs for grandstand construction and infrastructure measures. So the idea of a spirit race was unattractive to MotoGP Promoter Dorna. 2021 MotoGP returns to Hohenstein-Ernstthal.

In 2020, the last season of Italian Superstar Valentino Rossi?

The 41-year-old Italians wanted to decide in may whether he makes 2021 more. The results of the first race should help him in the decision. As in MotoGP because Corona still no wheel is turned, there is no decision yet. According to media in Italy, Rossi 2021 in the Petronas-Yamaha drive Team and continue his career. Even before the original start to the season in March, Yamaha had obliged with the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo, the successor to Rossi for the season 2021 prepared.

Where you can keep track of the motorcycle world championship in TV?

The Austrian private channel Servus TV will broadcast the MotoGP live on free to air television. To be shown Saturday is qualifying and Sunday the race all three Grand Prix classes.

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