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Is there such a thing as a 'satellite team' in MotoGP anymore?

We almost missed it but the final round of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship season threw up an interesting little stat in Portimao; the podium - comprising Miguel Oliveira, Jack Miller and Franco Morbidelli - was the first all-satellite rider top three since 2004. Check out the Crash MotoGP YouTube channel - CLICK HERE And yet, perhaps the most surprising thing about this stat is not that it occurred, but that it hasn’t happened sooner. You only need to glance over the final classification - 14 races, nine race victors, 15 podium winners - to recognise the strength in depth of MotoGP today. The reasons are multiple - a successful equalising formula that pins the difference between pole...
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