All eyes on 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix

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2020 MotoGP Season

Portuguese Grand Prix

Round 14
Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
Portimao, Portugal 
Sunday, 22 November 2020

The 2020 Portuguese Grand Prix will take place in Portimao which is a town in the Algarve region of southern Portugal.
This will be the 14th and final round of this year's Championship and it will take place at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve.
It will mark the first Portuguese Grand Prix since 2012, when it was held at the Autodromo do Estoril. 
Franco Morbidelli of Yamaha
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Former Honda rider Casey Stoner is the last person to win the Portuguese Grand Prix when he clinched the title in 2012. 
The Australian star, who has since retired, was followed by Jorge Lorenzo of Yamaha and Honda rider Dani Pedrosa.
Joan Mir of Suzuki was crowned 2020 MotoGP world champion after finishing seventh in the most recent race which was the Valencian Grand Prix. 
Mir is placed at the top of the 2020 riders' standings with 171 points, while Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli and Suzuki rider Alex Rins are placed second and third respectively.
The gap between Morbidelli, who won the recent Valencian Grand Prix, and Rins is four points heading into the final race of the season, Portuguese Grand Prix. 
Morbidelli was followed by Jack Miller of Ducati, KTM rider Pol Espargaro and Rins respectively at the Valencian Grand Prix. 
Valentino Rossi of Yamaha
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Seven-time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi of Yamaha congratulated Mir on winning this year's championship. 
“I have already congratulated him because firstly, winning in MotoGP in the second year is not for everyone, few have achieved it," Rossi said. 
"He is very young but does not make mistakes, he has always made the right decisions at crucial moments and is fast.
"I think he has deserved a lot this championship together with Suzuki, they have done an incredible job and his bike is doing very well ”
Suzuki are placed at the top of Manufacturers' Championship standings, but they are level on points with second-placed Ducati (201).
Yamaha are placed third with 188 points with one crucial race left this term.

2012 Portuguese Grand Prix results

Winner: Casey Stoner  - Honda
Runner-Up: Jorge Lorenzo - Yamaha 
Third-Place: Dani Pedrosa - Honda 

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Published: 11/20/2020