2020 Moto3 World Championship

The 2020 Moto3 World Championship was a part of the 72nd F.I.M. Road Racing World Championship season. The season calendar has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the cancellation or postponement of many races.

Albert Arenas won the Riders' championship while riding a KTM RC250GP. Honda won its fourth straight Constructors' championship and its 20th overall in the Moto3 class. Leopard Racing won its second straight Teams' championship.

Teams and riders

Team Constructor Motorcycle No. Rider Rounds
Spain Estrella Galicia 0,0 Honda Honda NSF250RW 6 Japan Ryusei Yamanaka All
11 Spain Sergio García All
Japan Honda Team Asia 79 Japan Ai Ogura All
92 Japan Yuki Kunii All
Italy Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 2 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo[1] All
52 Spain Jeremy Alcoba All
Luxembourg Leopard Racing 5 Spain Jaume Masiá[2] All
7 Italy Dennis Foggia[2] All
Malaysia Petronas Sprinta Racing 17 United Kingdom John McPhee[3] All
89 Malaysia Khairul Idham Pawi[4] 1–5, 7–15
Italy Rivacold Snipers Team 12 Czech Republic Filip Salač[5] 1–14
31 Spain Adrián Fernández 15
14 Italy Tony Arbolino[6] 1–10, 12–15
Italy SIC58 Squadra Corse 20 Spain José Julián García 1
23 Italy Niccolò Antonelli 2–15
24 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki 1–8, 10–15
20 Spain José Julián García 9
Italy Sterilgarda Max Racing Team[7] Husqvarna Husqvarna FR250GP 21 Spain Alonso López[8] All
55 Italy Romano Fenati[8] All
Spain Aspar Team Gaviota
Spain Gaviota Aspar Team Moto3
Spain Solunion Aspar Team Moto3
Spain Valresa Aspar Team
Spain Pull&Bear Aspar Team Moto3
KTM KTM RC250GP 75 Spain Albert Arenas[9] All
82 Italy Stefano Nepa All
Spain BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy 9 Italy Davide Pizzoli All
54 Italy Riccardo Rossi 1–11, 13–15
Germany CarXpert Prüstel GP 50 Switzerland Jason Dupasquier[10] All
70 Belgium Barry Baltus 2–15
60 Germany Dirk Geiger 1
France CIP Green Power 40 South Africa Darryn Binder[11] All
73 Austria Maximilian Kofler All
Spain Reale Avintia Racing
Spain Reale Avintia Moto3
Spain Esponsorama Racing
99 Spain Carlos Tatay[12] All
Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo 25 Spain Raúl Fernández All
27 Japan Kaito Toba[13] All
France Red Bull KTM Tech 3[14] 53 Turkey Deniz Öncü[15] All
71 Japan Ayumu Sasaki[16] All
Italy SKY Racing Team VR46 13 Italy Celestino Vietti[17] All
16 Italy Andrea Migno[17] All
Key
Regular rider
Wildcard rider
Replacement rider

Team changes

Rider changes

Mid-season changes

  • Dirk Geiger replaced Barry Baltus for the first race due to age restriction.
  • Tony Arbolino, despite testing negative for COVID-19, was forced to miss the Aragon Grand Prix as he had come into close contact with an infected passenger on his flight after the French Grand Prix and was required to self-isolate as a result. He was not replaced for that event and was back to racing at the Teruel Grand Prix.[21]
  • Adrián Fernández replaced Filip Salač for the Portuguese Grand Prix because of an injury.

Calendar

The following Grands Prix are scheduled to take place in 2020:[22][23]

The following rounds were included on the original calendar, but were cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:[34]

Calendar changes

Calendar changes as a reaction to COVID-19 pandemic

The season calendar has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the cancellation or postponement of many races.

  • The Qatar Grand Prix proceeded for Moto2 and Moto3 as planned despite cancellation of the premier class race, as the teams were already in Qatar for their final pre-season test before the quarantine measures were implemented.[45]
  • The Thailand Grand Prix was postponed on 2 March due to COVID-19 concerns.[46] It was later planned to take place on 4 October, shifting the Aragon Grand Prix forward by a week.[47]
  • The Grand Prix of the Americas was postponed from 5 April to 15 November after the City of Austin implemented a state of emergency. The Valencian Grand Prix was subsequently shifted back by one week to 22 November to accommodate the Austin rescheduling.[48]
  • The Argentine Grand Prix was postponed to 22 November, further shifting the finale in Valencia to 29 November.[49]
  • The Spanish Grand Prix was postponed on 26 March.[50]
  • The French Grand Prix was postponed on 2 April.[51]
  • The Italian and Catalan Grands Prix were postponed on 7 April.[52]
  • The German Grand Prix was postponed on 17 April after the German government announced a ban of all large gatherings until at least 31 August.[53]
  • The Dutch TT was postponed on 23 April after the Dutch government announced a ban on all mass events until at least 1 September.[54]
  • The Finnish Grand Prix was postponed on 24 April.[55]
  • The German, Dutch and Finnish rounds were officially cancelled on 29 April.[56] For the first time in the championship's history, the Dutch TT was absent from the calendar.
  • The British and Australian rounds were cancelled on 29 May.[57]
  • The Japanese round was cancelled on 1 June.[58]
  • The Italian round was officially cancelled on 10 June.[59]
  • On 11 June, a new schedule based in Europe was announced. The season is to contain 5 "double-headers" on consecutive weekends at Jerez, Austria, Misano, Aragon, and Valencia to achieve a minimum of 13 races.[23]
  • The European Grand Prix returned to the calendar for the first time since 1995, held at Ricardo Tormo Circuit as the first round of the Valencian double-header.[23]
  • The Grand Prix of the Americas was officially cancelled on 8 July.[60]
  • The Argentine, Thai and Malaysian rounds were officially cancelled on 31 July.[61]
  • On 10 August, the Portuguese Grand Prix was announced to be staging the final race of the 2020 season at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimão. It will mark the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 2012 when it was held at the Autódromo do Estoril. Portimão has been MotoGP's reserve track since 2017.[33]

Results and standings

Grands Prix

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning rider Winning team Winning constructor Report
1 Qatar Qatar motorcycle Grand Prix Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Japan Ai Ogura Spain Albert Arenas Spain Aspar Team Austria KTM Report
2 Spain Spanish motorcycle Grand Prix Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Spain Sergio García Spain Albert Arenas Spain Aspar Team Austria KTM Report
3 Andalusia Andalusian motorcycle Grand Prix Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Spain Jaume Masiá Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Italy SIC58 Squadra Corse Japan Honda Report
4 Czech Republic Czech Republic motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández Spain Jaume Masiá Italy Dennis Foggia Luxembourg Leopard Racing Japan Honda Report
5 Austria Austrian motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández South Africa Darryn Binder Spain Albert Arenas Spain Aspar Team Austria KTM Report
6 Styria Styrian motorcycle Grand Prix Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Japan Ayumu Sasaki Italy Celestino Vietti Italy SKY Racing Team VR46 Austria KTM Report
7 San Marino San Marino and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Japan Ai Ogura Japan Ryusei Yamanaka United Kingdom John McPhee Malaysia Petronas Sprinta Racing Japan Honda Report
8 Emilia-Romagna Emilia Romagna and Rimini's Coast motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Italy Romano Fenati Italy Sterilgarda Max Racing Team Sweden Husqvarna Report
9 Catalonia Catalan motorcycle Grand Prix Italy Tony Arbolino Italy Romano Fenati South Africa Darryn Binder France CIP Green Power Austria KTM Report
10 France French motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Jaume Masiá Italy Celestino Vietti Italy Celestino Vietti Italy SKY Racing Team VR46 Austria KTM Report
11 Aragon Aragon motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández South Africa Darryn Binder Spain Jaume Masiá Luxembourg Leopard Racing Japan Honda Report
12 Province of Teruel Teruel motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández Spain Sergio García Spain Jaume Masiá Luxembourg Leopard Racing Japan Honda Report
13 Europe European motorcycle Grand Prix United Kingdom John McPhee Spain Albert Arenas Spain Raúl Fernández Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo Austria KTM Report
14 Valencian Community Valencian Community motorcycle Grand Prix South Africa Darryn Binder Spain Sergio García Italy Tony Arbolino Italy Rivacold Snipers Team Japan Honda Report
15 Portugal Portuguese motorcycle Grand Prix Spain Raúl Fernández Spain Raúl Fernández Spain Raúl Fernández Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo Austria KTM Report

Riders' standings

Scoring system

Points were awarded to the top fifteen finishers. A rider had to finish the race to earn points.

Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th 
Points 25 20 16 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 Spain Albert Arenas KTM 1 1 Ret 2 1 5 Ret 4 Ret 3 7 4 DSQF 4 12 174
2 Italy Tony Arbolino Honda 15 3 10 8 7 2 6 11 2P 2 10 4 1 5 170
3 Japan Ai Ogura Honda 3F 2 Ret 3 4 3 2P 3 11 9 14 9 3 8 8 170
4 Spain Raúl Fernández KTM 10 6 6 6P 9P 8 Ret 6P 13 7 3P 12P 1 3 1PF 159
5 Italy Celestino Vietti KTM 28 5 3 13 5 1 Ret 2 8 1F 9 5 23 24 7 146
6 Spain Jaume Masiá Honda 4 10 RetF RetF 2 14 7 5 7 4P 1 1 Ret 9 Ret 140
7 United Kingdom John McPhee Honda 2 Ret 2 5 3 Ret 1 10 Ret Ret 5 6 RetP 11 9 131
8 South Africa Darryn Binder KTM Ret 18 4 12 6F 6 Ret Ret 1 Ret 2F 8 5 5P 6 122
9 Spain Sergio García Honda 11 17F 8 16 16 10 25 17 4 11 19 RetF 2 2F 4 90
10 Italy Dennis Foggia Honda 9 Ret Ret 1 21 11 9 Ret 3 13 10 16 Ret 16 2 89
11 Spain Jeremy Alcoba Honda 7 15 7 7 14 Ret 4 13 19 Ret 6 15 8 10 3 87
12 Japan Tatsuki Suzuki Honda 5P 8P 1P Ret 10 7 3 DNS Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 83
13 Argentina Gabriel Rodrigo Honda 6 7 5 19 11 4P 5 12F 10 8 Ret 14 15 Ret 27 80
14 Italy Romano Fenati Husqvarna 17 13 12 9 17 17 8 1 6F Ret 4 19 13 12 20 77
15 Italy Andrea Migno KTM 16 4 22 14 12 13 10 8 Ret 5 Ret 18 12 7 21 60
16 Japan Ayumu Sasaki KTM 19 11 Ret 20 13 RetF Ret 14 17 6 13 2 10 19 13 52
17 Turkey Deniz Öncü KTM 12 25 Ret 15 8 Ret 16 7 Ret 22 15 7 14 6 10 50
18 Japan Kaito Toba KTM 14 19 11 11 20 NC 17 9 18 Ret 11 3 Ret Ret 15 41
19 Italy Niccolò Antonelli Honda 9 15 4 19 16 11 18 9 Ret 18 22 Ret 14 11 40
20 Italy Stefano Nepa KTM 22 12 14 10 15 9 14 15 14 15 23 20 7 13 19 38
21 Czech Republic Filip Salač Honda 8 Ret Ret 25 Ret 12 20 16 12 12 16 13 9 DNS 30
22 Spain Carlos Tatay KTM 21 Ret 13 18 22 21 15 19 Ret 10 12 17 6 21 14 26
23 Spain Alonso López Husqvarna 13 14 DNS Ret 23 20 Ret Ret 5 Ret 17 11 Ret Ret Ret 21
24 Japan Ryusei Yamanaka Honda 20 16 9 17 24 15 12F 20 15 18 24 23 16 15 17 14
25 Italy Riccardo Rossi KTM 24 Ret 21 Ret 18 Ret 13 21 20 14 21 11 23 24 10
Belgium Barry Baltus KTM 24 17 21 Ret 18 24 22 16 16 25 21 20 17 16 0
Japan Yuki Kunii Honda 18 Ret 16 Ret 26 22 23 25 21 20 20 25 17 18 22 0
Switzerland Jason Dupasquier KTM 25 21 19 23 28 19 19 23 22 17 22 24 18 22 23 0
Italy Davide Pizzoli KTM 23 23 Ret 24 27 23 18 26 Ret Ret 26 26 19 20 26 0
Austria Maximilian Kofler KTM 27 20 18 Ret 25 24 22 27 23 21 Ret 28 21 Ret 25 0
Spain Adrián Fernández Honda 18 0
Malaysia Khairul Idham Pawi Honda 26 22 20 22 DNS 21 24 24 19 27 27 22 Ret 28 0
Germany Dirk Geiger KTM 29 0
Spain José Julián García Honda Ret Ret 0
Pos Rider Bike QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Excluded (EX)

P – Pole position
F – Fastest lap
Light blue – Rookie

Constructors' standings

Pos Constructor QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 Japan Honda 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 2 326
2 Austria KTM 1 1 3 2 1 1 10 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 318
3 Sweden Husqvarna 13 13 12 9 17 17 8 1 5 Ret 4 11 13 12 20 86
Pos Constructor QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts

Teams' standings

Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts
1 Luxembourg Leopard Racing 5 4 10 RetF RetF 2 14 7 5 7 4P 1 1 Ret 9 Ret 229
7 9 Ret Ret 1 21 11 9 Ret 3 13 10 16 Ret 16 2
2 Spain Gaviota Aspar Team Moto3 75 1 1 Ret 2 1 5 Ret 4 Ret 3 7 4 DSQF 4 12 212
82 22 12 14 10 15 9 14 15 14 15 23 20 7 13 19
3 Italy SKY Racing Team VR46 13 28 5 3 13 5 1 Ret 2 8 1F 9 5 23 24 7 206
16 16 4 22 14 12 13 10 8 Ret 5 Ret 18 12 7 21
4 Finland Red Bull KTM Ajo 25 10 6 6 6P 9P 8 Ret 6P 13 7 3P 12P 1 3 1PF 200
27 14 19 11 11 20 NC 17 9 18 Ret 11 3 Ret Ret 15
5 Italy Rivacold Snipers Team 12 8 Ret Ret 25 Ret 12 20 16 12 12 16 13 9 DNS 200
14 15 3 10 8 7 2 6 11 2P 2 10 4 1 5
31 18
6 Japan Honda Team Asia 79 3F 2 Ret 3 4 3 2P 3 11 9 14 9 3 8 8 170
92 18 Ret 16 Ret 26 22 23 25 21 20 20 25 17 18 22
7 Italy Kömmerling Gresini Moto3 2 6 7 5 19 11 4P 5 12F 10 8 Ret 14 15 Ret 27 167
52 7 15 7 7 14 Ret 4 13 19 Ret 6 15 8 10 3
8 Malaysia Petronas Sprinta Racing 17 2 Ret 2 5 3 Ret 1 10 Ret Ret 5 6 RetP 11 9 131
89 26 22 20 22 DNS 21 24 24 19 27 27 22 Ret 28
9 Italy SIC58 Squadra Corse 20 Ret Ret 123
23 9 15 4 19 16 11 18 9 Ret 18 22 Ret 14 11
24 5P 8P 1P Ret 10 7 3 DNS Ret 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret
10 France CIP Green Power 40 Ret 18 4 12 6F 6 Ret Ret 1 Ret 2F 8 5 5P 6 122
73 27 20 18 Ret 25 24 22 27 23 21 Ret 28 21 Ret 25
11 Spain Estrella Galicia 0,0 6 20 16 9 17 24 15 12F 20 15 18 24 23 16 15 17 104
11 11 17F 8 16 16 10 25 17 4 11 19 RetF 2 2F 4
12 France Red Bull KTM Tech 3 53 12 25 Ret 15 8 Ret 16 7 Ret 22 15 7 14 6 10 102
71 19 11 Ret 20 13 RetF Ret 14 17 6 13 2 10 19 13
13 Italy Sterilgarda Max Racing Team 21 13 14 DNS Ret 23 20 Ret Ret 5 Ret 17 11 Ret Ret Ret 98
55 17 13 12 9 17 17 8 1 6F Ret 4 19 13 12 20
14 Spain Reale Avintia Moto3 99 21 Ret 13 18 22 21 15 19 Ret 10 12 17 6 21 14 26
15 Spain BOE Skull Rider Facile Energy 9 23 23 Ret 24 27 23 18 26 Ret Ret 26 26 19 20 26 10
54 24 Ret 21 Ret 18 Ret 13 21 20 14 21 11 23 24
Germany CarXpert Prüstel GP 50 25 21 19 23 28 19 19 23 22 17 22 24 18 22 23 0
60 29
70 24 17 21 Ret 18 24 22 16 16 25 21 20 17 16
Pos Team Bike
No.
QAT
Qatar
SPA
Spain
ANC
Andalusia
CZE
Czech Republic
AUT
Austria
STY
Styria
RSM
San Marino
EMI
Emilia-Romagna
CAT
Catalonia
FRA
France
ARA
Aragon
TER
Province of Teruel
EUR
Europe
VAL
Valencian Community
POR
Portugal
Pts

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