Failures. Missed races. Injuries. Quarantine. All this can happen to any driver this season. All of this can decide victory or defeat at the end of the 2020 season.
To always be in the points. To calculate the risk correctly and not to give too much. To always be constant. This could be the right recipe this season. A season that is as close as it has been for a long time. A season that writes its own rules.
Joan Mir is constant. The Suzuki factory rider, who was not even at the top of the podium in 2020, and yet he now leads the world championship. He hasn’t won a race this season, but he has always been consistent in scoring points and on the podium. Joan Mir managed a consistency that may be decisive in the end.
Marc Marquez has not yet finished a MotoGP race in the 2020 season due to his injury from the first race. Whether the Honda rider will finish another race this year is highly questionable. For the old champion Valentino Rossi, this weekend was a forced break. The Yamaha factory rider got infected with Corona and will also retire in the next race. Fabio Quartararo, the World Championship leader, caught a black Sunday. Despite his heavy crash on Saturday, he started from pole position. It looked promising for the young Frenchman, but things turned out differently. Whether it was due to his injury or the tire situation, Quartararo collapsed during the race. He was passed through and in the end didn’t even make it into the points.
Only Joan Mir could be satisfied after this race Sunday in Aragon. Even if it was only enough for third place behind his team mate Alex Rins and Honda rider Alex Marquez, he achieved something else. The world championship lead – and this only because of his consistency.
So maybe consistency is the recipe this year. Consistency makes the world champion ? We will see.
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