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Does a short season change MotoGP title outcome?

The MotoGP World Championship planned to hold its biggest ever 20-round season in 2020. Instead, coronavirus disruption means the season is yet to start and Dorna is now aiming for a revised calendar featuring a minimum of "12-13 rounds". Those races would all be held in Europe, with any additional overseas events to be decided by September and dependent upon the presence of spectators. But how much impact would a shorter season have had on the MotoGP title outcome in previous years? Considering the 12-round target recently quoted by Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta - but also that there is no minimum race limit under the present 'emergency' scenario - here is a look at the...
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