Teruel MotoGP: Franco Morbidelli wins after Takaaki Nakagami crash; Joan Mir stays in championship lead
Morbidelli crossed the finish line more than two seconds ahead of Álex Rins, with Joan Mir coming in third place after starting 12th.
MotoGP 2020: Takaaki Nakagami grabs maiden pole in Teruel GP qualifying, championship leader Joan Mir in 12th
The 28-year-old Nakagami, who signed a new deal with Honda's satellite team earlier this week, posted a fastest lap of one minute and 46.882 seconds.
Alex Rins sliced through the field after starting 10th on the grid. He became the 8th winner in this season's ten races after the vacuum created by the early season injury to reigning champion Marc Marquez.
MotoGP 2020: Championship leader Fabio Quartararo claims pole at Aragon GP despite suffering nasty crash in practice
Quartararo displayed the single-mindedness and poise worthy of a world champion to even take part in qualifying after his second fall of the race weekend, let alone top the timesheets at the Aragon Motorland circuit.
MotoGP 2020: Fabio Quartararo crashes in Aragon MotoGP opening practice, Valentino Rossi to miss race after positive COVID-19 test
With six-time champion Marquez out of the running a new name will be engraved on the coronavirus-disrupted 2019 MotoGP season, with Quartararo narrowly out in front but only 19 points cover the top four riders.
MotoGP 2020: Ducati's Danilo Petrucci vrooms to victory at Le Mans as Fabio Quartararo retains championship lead
At the rain-hit French MotoGP at Le Mans, Danilo Petrucci, riding for Ducati, won for only the second time from 146 MotoGPs.
It is the ninth pole of Quartaro's MotoGP career and the first since the Andalusia GP at the end of July.
Joan Mir came through to take second and is now eight points behind Fabio Quartararo in the standings while Alex Rins completed the podium.
MotoGP 2020: Yamaha's Maverick Vinales wins Emilia-Romagna MotoGP to within one point of championship lead
The young Italian led by a second and a half at one stage and was still on course for a first victory for himself and Ducati-Pramac when he leant a bit too far unto a corner with seven laps to go and slid off.
In last weekend's San Marino Grand Prix, Maverick Vinales, who rides for Yamaha, could not capitalise and finished sixth.
MotoGP 2020: Franco Morbidelli wins maiden race at San Marino as Andrea Dovizioso takes championship lead
Yamaha SRT's Morbidelli, who started second on the grid, overtook pole sitter Maverick Vinales on the first lap and never relinquished his lead
Marc Marquez is the reigning MotoGP world champion. But he will not be able to make a bid at defending his title as he will be sidelined for another two to three months after fracturing his right arm in July's season opener.
In an ultra-competitive session, provisional pole changed ownership numerous times before Espargaro nailed it in the dying seconds for KTM, the performance all the sweeter coming on home soil for the Austrian outfit.
Dovizioso avoided a string of crashes and narrow escapes notably that of Yamaha's Franco Morbidelli and Frenchman Johann Zarco.
Vinales, who sits second in the overall standings ahead of Sunday's fourth race of the campaign, clocked one minute, 23.450 seconds to finish 0.068sec ahead of Ducati-Pramac's Jack Miller.
Ducati-Avintia rider Zarco shut out his French compatriot who won the opening two rounds of the coronavirus-curtailed season from pole for Yamaha's satellite SRT team.
Márquez needed a second surgery on Monday after re-injuring his arm at home. Honda team manager Alberto Puig said on Thursday that Márquez damaged a titanium plate in his right humerus while trying to open a window in his house.
MotoGP 2020: Fabio Quartararo cruises to his second consecutive victory of season at Andalucia Grand Prix
Quartararo cruised to victory a week after earning his maiden MotoGP race in Jerez de la Frontera. The 21-year-old Yamaha rider opened a 10-point lead over Maverick Viñales in the championship standings.
MotoGP 2020: Reigning champ Marc Márquez returns to circuit after surgery but won't race at Andalucia GP
Márquez injured his arm last Sunday when he crashed near the end of the Spanish GP, the first race since the coronavirus pandemic
MotoGP: Fabio Quartararo wins Spanish Grand Prix; six-time defending champion Marc Márquez crashes out
Fabio Quartararo won the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday as MotoGP got its season underway amid the coronavirus pandemic.