The lineup for Sunday’s 2020 MotoGP Virtual Race 2 will include the top six finishers from last month’s opening round. Valentino Rossi, Danilo Petrucci, Takaaki Nakagami, Tito Rabat, and Michele Pirro, join the Virtual Race series for the first time. Cal Crutchlow explained his absence by claiming a lack of PlayStation at home. The first race had three million viewers.
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria, will be the track used by the MotoGP19 video game developed and published by Milestone. There will be a five-minute qualifying session, with the 10-rider field vying for the poll. Fabio Quartararo took pole position in the opening round at Mugello, though he finished off the podium due to an early crash with future Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP teammate Maverick Viñales. Alex Márquez was the race winner. The 10-lap Virtual Race immediately follows qualifying.
Starting time for coverage of the 2020 MotoGP Virtual Race 2, nicknamed the #StayAtHomeGP, begins at 9 a.m. EDT on Sunday, April 12. The event will be streamed live on the MotoGP YouTube and Facebook pages, the MotoGP eSport YouTube and Facebook pages, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as at MotoGP.com. During the race, you will see the interaction between the racers, as well as the on-track action with live commentary.
There will be an Instagram Live interview with the race winner at 10 a.m. EDT.
2020 MotoGP Virtual Race 2 Entry List
- Pecco Bagnaia, Pramac Racing
- Alex Márquez, Repsol Honda Team
- Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team
- Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda Idemitsu
- Danilo Petrucci, Ducati Team
- Michele Pirro, Ducati Team
- Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT
- Tito Rabat, Real Avintia Racing
- Valentino Rossi, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
- Maverick Viñales, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP
MotoGP Virtual Race Series Standings
- Alex Márquez, Repsol Honda Team, 25 points
- Pecco Bagnaia, Pramac Racing Ducati, 20
- Maverick Viñales, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP, 16
- Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT, 13
- Marc Márquez, Repsol Honda Team, 11
- Alex Rins, Team Suzuki Ecstar, 10
- Joan Mir, Team Suzuki Ecstar, 9
- Miguel Oliveira, Red Bull KTM Tech 3, 8
- Iker Lecuona, Red Bull KTM Tech 3, 0
- Aleix Espargaró: Aprilia Racing Team Gresini, 0