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Moto GP news from Wednesday, April 1, 2020

- Maverick Vinales has often seen his MotoGP victory chances thwarted by a poor race start.But the Spaniard made a perfect getaway in Sunday's inaugural Virtual Race, a six-lap online sprint around Mugello featuring ten premier-class riders, arranged to help fill the void in real racing.Vinales shot from third to first off the line, before eventual race winner Alex Marquez and pole starter Fabio Qu...

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- Aprilia Racing boss Massimo Rivola says he is 'baffled' by the ban handed to factory MotoGP star Andrea Iannone.Iannone has been given an 18-month 'suspension' by the FIM after testing positive for a steroid at last November's Malaysian Grand Prix.The ban runs from December 17, 2019 until June 16, 2021 meaning the Italian would miss all of this year's disrupted races plus winter testing and the...

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- Francesco Bagnaia proved the only rider capable of challenging Alex Marquez for victory in the first 'Virtual MotoGP Race', around an online version of the Mugello circuit.The Pramac Ducati star, who had qualified second of the ten riders behind Fabio Quartararo, shadowed Repsol Honda 'rookie' Marquez until the penultimate lap - when he ran wide at Arrabbiata 2 and digitally highsided on the kerb...

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- Andrea Iannone has been handed an 18-month ban by the FIM, following positive tests for a prohibited substance during last November's Malaysian MotoGP.While an official FIM statement is still to be issued, Iannone's Aprilia team have confirmed the sentence.The ban is thought to start from 17 December, when the positive urine test was announced, and therefore runs until 16 June, 2021.That would mea...

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