The Repsol Honda team was the first of many to unveil its 2020 MotoGP bikes. In a season launch presentation at the Indonesian capital, where title sponsor Repsol is based, Rookie Alex Marquez joined brother and current champion Marc to don the familiar red, orange and white. The new teammates displayed bikes similar to Repsol Honda’s predecessors which featured no obvious differences.
Eyes were on the other factories to follow suit, and Ducati was next to kick off their 2020 team presentation in Ducati’s hometown, Bologna. The Italian factory, with riders Dovizioso and Petrucci, launched all-red liveries, featuring a few black and chrome details.
In their pit box at the Sepang International Circuit, Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales posed in new leathers with new YZR-M1 machines ahead of the Sepang Test. Like Respol Honda Team, the Monster Energy Yamaha liveries were almost identical to the 2019 season.
Meanwhile, its satellite counterpart Petronas Yamaha SRT also launched on home turf. Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli took the covers off their new bikes at the Sepang International Circuit and while the colours are similar to 2019, Quartararo sat aboard a 2020-spec Yamaha with a taller air intake at the front.
KTM and its satellite squad were the last to unveil their new look for 2020. Entering its fourth year in the premier class, the Austrian manufacturer will have Pol Espargaro and rookie Brad Binder aboard RC16s in the 2020 season. Revealed in a digital launch event, Tech3’s livery has the most changes, featuring prominent silver to advertise Red Bull’s brand Simply Cola.
But it was Team Suzuki Ecstar who launched with a difference, revealing a redesigned, retro livery for 2020. Riders Alex Rins and Joan Mir took the covers off the familiar blue and more traditional slate silver GSX-RRs. Celebrating a significant milestone, Team Suzuki are focussed on the future but reminiscent of their rich heritage, and begin their 60th year in racing with a nod to their past.
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