Oliveira takes a perfect home victory with lights-to-flag domination of the 2020 Portimao MotoGP season finale.

Morbidelli held off Miller for most of the race, but the Australian made a last-lap pass to snatch second.

Morbidelli confirmed second in the world championship standings while Miller hands Ducati the constructors' title for the first time since 2007, the factory having been tied with Suzuki going into the race.

Suzuki's new world champion Mir, who began the race in 20th after electronic problems, clipped the back of Zarco early in the race and also struck Bagnaia in the arm, forcing the Italian to retire in pain. Mir later retired, apparently with a repeat of the electronic woes.

Iker Lecuona was forced to miss his third event after a positive Covid test and is being replaced at Tech3 by KTM test rider Kallio.

Bradl was replacing injured reigning world champion Marc Marquez, who won't return until 2021.

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MotoGP Portugal, Portimao - Race Results
PosRiderNatTeamTime/Diff
1Miguel OliveiraPORRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)41m 48.163s
2Jack MillerAUSPramac Ducati (GP20)+3.193s
3Franco MorbidelliITAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+3.298s
4Pol EspargaroSPARed Bull KTM (RC16)+12.626s
5Takaaki NakagamiJPNLCR Honda (RC213V)+13.318s
6Andrea DoviziosoITADucati Team (GP20)+15.578s
7Stefan BradlGERRepsol Honda (RC213V)+15.738s
8Aleix EspargaroSPAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)+16.034s
9Alex MarquezSPARepsol Honda (RC213V)*+18.325s
10Johann ZarcoFRAReale Avintia (GP19)+18.596s
11Maverick ViñalesSPAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+18.685s
12Valentino RossiITAMonster Yamaha (YZR-M1)+18.946s
13Cal CrutchlowGBRLCR Honda (RC213V)+19.159s
14Fabio QuartararoFRAPetronas Yamaha (YZR-M1)+24.376s
15Alex RinsSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)+27.776s
16Danilo PetrucciITADucati Team (GP20)+34.266s
17Mika KallioFINRed Bull KTM Tech3 (RC16)+48.410s
18Tito RabatSPAReale Avintia (GP19)+48.411s
 Lorenzo SavadoriITAAprilia Gresini (RS-GP)DNF
 Joan MirSPASuzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)DNF
 Brad BinderRSARed Bull KTM (RC16)*DNF
 Francesco BagnaiaITAPramac Ducati (GP20)DNF

* Rookie.

By Peter McLaren

 

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