<b>THE 2019 MOTOGP SEASON REVIEW</b> NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING

THE 2019 MOTOGP SEASON REVIEW NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING

A total of 24 victories, 51 podium positions, one world champion title, one vice world champion title, and many more great achievements by our REV’IT! Riders. We’ll run you through the 2019 motorsport season – our best one to date - with our most unforgettable moments.
11-26-2019
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DEREK KNIPSCHEER

REV’IT!’s Senior Brand Relations Manager in the racing and urban scene; switching from one-piece leathers to riding jeans while always on two wheels.

Derek Knipscheer

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DANILO PETRUCCI

DUCATI FACTORY TEAM

WINS: 1 | PODIUMS: 3

STANDINGS: 6


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Terni Terminator

The hairs in the back of our necks automatically stand up when anyone mentions the 2019 Mugello GP. On Ducati’s home track, in front of thousands of “Tifosi” donning the fiery red of the Bologna-based factory outlet, Danilo did something incredible. Something that engraved his name onto a very short list of those who achieved the same thing: beating now six-time MotoGP World Champion, Marc Marquez, to the finish line in a straight shootout; with 0.043 of a second separating them at the flag. It’s the ultimate reward for a rider that came through the ranks in the most unconventional of ways, elevating himself from an underdog to a MotoGP race winner inside the history books.

Surely 2019 wasn’t a walk in the park, something that can be seen from the second part of the season, but being one of only ten riders to have beaten the current benchmark in MotoGP in the last seven seasons is a feat impossible to remain unnoticed.

Of course, it’s easy to only highlight the highs when writing a recap, but the lows are often what great careers are built upon. Some were quick to disqualify Danilo’s string of mediocre results after the summer break thinking he’d “lost it.” Those who do, forget the fact that he has climbed higher mountains on his way to success. From riding CRT bikes that where outgunned by Moto2 bikes in terms of top speed, to making his way to the Factory Ducati team and penning his name inside the history books as a MotoGP winner: 2019 was once again an incredibly impressive season for our Terni Terminator, so keep an eye out for 2020 as he will be back.

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AUGUSTO FERNÁNDEZ

PONS HP40

WINS: 3 | PODIUMS: 5
  
STANDINGS: 5

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THIS IS ONLY THE START

It was all aboard the Augusto train for 2019 when the Madrid-born new recruit for the REV’IT! team took his opponents by surprise. In his first year as a fixed value on the grid next to a teammate deemed as one of the title contenders, he quickly rose to the occasion and managed to be a title contender until late in the season. Early season injury didn’t break morale, on the contrary: after crashing out contention early in the Argentina GP and missing the one in Austin, he came back with a bang taking his first ever podium…

And another one followed by a first pole position in Barcelona. Then came our home grand prix, the Dutch TT in Assen, where he took his historic first Moto2 win to add to the REV’IT! party. Two more victories, a steep overseas learning curve, and a solid conclusion in historic Sito Pons livery in Valencia sums up the season of the Moto2 revelation of 2019. And from what we gathered, this is only the start. Be prepared to see this kid hit the ground running in 2020.

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BO BENDSNEYDER

NTS RW RACING GP

STANDINGS: 25

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DETERMINATION CAN BE A GREAT MOTIVATOR

“Bad boy” Bo Bendsneyder worked his way through the challenges thrown at him, being a new recruit for the NTS-RW Racing squad. It saw him and his teammate, Steven Odendaal, as the only two riders using the NTS chassis in the intermediate class. Still, determination can be a great motivator.

He scored points early in the season; a feat he repeated on several occasions inside the tight-packed, hard-fought Moto2 field. A switch of teammates and a team restructure didn’t break morale, as Bo kept his cool and approached each weekend as a new opportunity to increase the speed of his NTS bike in the inaugural Triumph three-cylinder season.

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STEVEN ODENDAAL

LEOPARD RACING

STANDINGS: 31

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POSITIVE WAYS TO DEAL WITH MISFORTUNE

After a solid season aboard the NTS bike in 2018, we were sad to see Steven go after mutually agreeing with the team to part ways mid-season. Despite the split, Steven’s positive attitude and the will to keep fighting wasn’t a deterrent.

Don’t forget get to check out the massive save in Brno - you will want to see that one! It’s just one example of his determination to keep going. Furthermore, he took home various race wins in the South African Superbike Championship after the decision to split with the RW Racing team, showing that there are positive ways to deal with misfortune. And then succeed.

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LORENZO DALLA PORTA

LEOPARD RACING

WINS: 4 | PODIUMS: 11
 
STANDINGS: 1 – WORLD CHAMPION

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dedicated to his grandmother

Say hello to the 2019 Moto3 World Champion! Lorenzo Dalla Porta knows what stuff champions are made of, and the credo “to finish first, first you need to finish” certainly applied to his 2019 campaign on his way to becoming the first Italian since Andrea Dovizioso back in 2004 to claim the crown in the smaller class. He led more rounds in the Moto3 class than any other rider, but more importantly, he managed to stay out of trouble in the often hectic final laps of this season’s races and happily accepted runner-up spots in races where he was overtaken on the line by a slipstreaming challenger knowing his time would come.

And it did. Starting with his first victory of the year at the Sachsenring before adding a hattrick of wins overseas in Japan, Australia, and Malaysia. Our Italian Stallion already made it clear when visiting the REV’IT! HQ before the 2019 campaign started: “My goal is to become the Moto3 World Champion.” He achieved his goal, winning the title which he dedicated to his grandmother. With a two-year Moto2 deal in his pocket, he’ll start his next chapter of his career in the intermediate class donning number 19 as a reminder of the year in which his beloved grandmother passed away.

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JAUME MASIÀ

BESTER CAPITAL DUBAI

WINS: 1 | PODIUMS: 4

STANDINGS: 9

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mixed emotions

Leading the World Championship standings after the Austin round, Jaume found himself with a challenge ahead of him due to misfortune and a number of DNFs. Once reset and back on track, he made the most of the remainder of the season while adding another podium finish to his tally.

Although, the 2018 Rookie of the Year might look back at the 2019 season with mixed emotions, we’ve experienced yet another great season with “Maucali” with his Argentina victory as the highlight of the season, and a charge from last on the grid to 3rd on the podium as the icing on the cake.

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ÁLVARO BAUTISTA

ARUBA.IT FACTORY DUCATI

WINS: 16 | PODIUMS: 24

STANDINGS: 2

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16 race wins and a grand total of 24 podium finishes

After nine seasons within the MotoGP class, and just as many seasons being a REV’IT! rider, Álvaro made the switch to World Superbikes with the racing world watching. Arriving in a team synonymous to WSBK - the factory Ducati team - meant he arrived in a team hungry for success after they’ve been chasing down a world title for years. He almost made it in his first attempt, claiming no less than 11 consecutive victories from the first round onwards.

That was before a combination of bad luck and the struggles that come with being part of a new project saw him finish the season runner-up in the standings. Still, no less than 16 race wins and a grand total of 24 podium finishes in his rookie season have shaken up the order. And with another new project in an equally ambitious team - to say the least - on the calendar for 2020, we’re eager to see if he can go one up next year.

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RANDY DE PUNIET

LCR E-TEAM

STANDINGS: 17

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high-octane yet zero-emissions

After 125cc, 250cc, MotoGP, World Superbikes, Endurance racing, and a string of test duties for multiple factories in MotoGP, Randy de Puniet stepped onto the plate to being part of the first-ever MotoE World Championship grid.

In the inaugural season of this high-octane yet zero-emissions class, Randy managed to score points on all but one occasion while he mixed up his racing endeavors with his role as a respected MotoGP commentator for the French motorsport fans.

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GET READY FOR 2020

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We’ll be the first to admit it will be hard to top the 2019 season, but with a mix of existing riders and soon-to-be announced new additions, we’ll start the 2020 season in full force. Keep an eye out for our REV’IT! Riders and follow our dedicated Instagram channel!

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