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Tank Slappers Podcast: Looking back on MotoGP’s maddest season

The 2020 MotoGP season was run under difficult circumstances, but proved to be the most unpredictable and thrilling campaign in its history.

The championship was blown wide open on the first weekend of the coronavirus-delayed season, when reigning world champion Marc Marquez crashed and broke his arm.

Ultimately never returning to racing in 2020, a cast of new stars stepped to the fore in the Spaniard’s absence, with five of the six manufacturers taking to the podium and four of them scoring victories – including a maiden success for KTM at Brno.

As the likes of Fabio Quartararo, Maverick Vinales and Andrea Dovizioso’s expected title challenges crumbled, Joan Mir and Suzuki emerged as the strongest force, consistently tallying up podiums to secure a historic first title for the marque in 20 years with a race to spare.

PLUS: How Mir became Suzuki’s humble MotoGP hero

In the 50th episode of the Tank Slappers podcast, Lewis Duncan and Oriol Puigdemont take a look back over the 2020 MotoGP season and discuss the defining plot points.

The Autosport 70 special, celebrating the best of motorsport, is no longer available to buy online, but is available to new magazine subscribers. To subscribe, please go to: autosportmedia.com

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