At the Aragon GP, Alex Rins won for the third time in the premier class, along with Austin and Silverstone last year. This is Rins’ 10th MotoGP podium and his 50th overall in GP racing, equalling Geoff Duke and Ralf Waldmann, one less than Kevin Schwantz.
Rins won after qualifying 10th, becoming the first rider to win in MotoGP after qualifying 10th (or worse) since the 2018 ArgentinaGP when Cal Crutchlow won after qualifying 10th (the race was declared wet, but ran on slicks in drying conditions).
There have been eight different winners in the opening ten MotoGP races of the year, which is the first time there are eight different winners in the opening ten races in the premier class.
The only other seasons with eight (or more) different winners in a single premier class season were 2000, with eight winners, and 2016,when nine winners set the. record in the class.
Alex Marquez finished second at the Aragon GP, for the second podium of his rookie season in MotoGP and his first in back-to-back races in the class. This is Honda’s 850th podium in the premier class since the very first one at the 1966 West German GP, when Jim Redman won the 500cc race
However, no Honda has won in the ten opening races this season. This is the first time no Honda rider has won one of the opening ten premier class races since Honda returned to the premier class in 1982.
Alex Marquez is second in the fight for the Rookie of the Year, but tied with Brad Binder on67 points.
Joan Mir took third and his fifth MotoGP podium, all achieved in 2020. It’s also his 25th podium overall.
Mir is now leading the MotoGP Championship, becoming the first Suzuki rider to lead the premier class standings since Kenny Roberts Jr., who took the title in 2000.
Mir is leading the Championship without yet winning a race, becoming the first rider in history to do so after the 10th race of a premier class season. He has121 points, the lowest score for a Championship leader after the opening ten premier class races since the current scoring system was introduced in 1993.
Mir is 68 points ahead of Johann Zarco in 15th place; this is the closest top 15 after the opening ten races of a premier class season since the current scoring system was introduced in 1993.
With 15 points between Mir and Andrea Dovizioso in fourth, this is the closest top four after the opening ten races of a premier class season since the current scoring system was introduced in 1993.
With Alex Rins, Alex Marquez and Mir, this is the second premier class podium of 2020 with three Spanish riders, along with Emilia Romagna with Maverick Viñales, Mir and Pol Espargaro, and the 22nd overall.
Extending to Maverick Viñales in fourth place, this is the first Spanish 1-2-3-4 since the 2017 Aragon GP with Marc Marquez, Dani Pedrosa, Jorge Lorenzo and Viñales.
Second in the Championship, Fabio Quartararo, started from pole but finished 18th, which is his worst result since he stepped up to MotoGP last year.
Only one rider has scored in all ten MotoGP races in 2020: Takaaki Nakagami, fifth at the Aragon GP (his second-best result in 2020 after Andalucia, when he was fourth). He’s always finished in the top ten.
Only one of this year’s MotoGP rookies has previously won a race at Aragon in the smaller classes: Brad Binder won in Moto2 for the last two years. He also finished second in Moto3 in 2016 to take the title.
However, Alex Marquez has now had five podiums at Aragon: third in 2013 and second in 2014in Moto3, second in 2016 (his first Moto2 podium) and third last year in Moto2, and second on Sunday in MotoGP.
Danilo Petrucci will be celebrating his 30th birthday on qualifying day at the Teruel GP.