MotoGP celebrated its eighth different winner in 10 races in 2020 in Sunday's Aragon Grand Prix. To put this into some kind of perspective, Formula 1 has had eight different winners since 2018. It's also the second time in five years so many riders have won grands prix in the premier class, when nine ultimately managed to succeed from the 18 races in 2016.
That campaign marked Suzuki's first win in MotoGP since 2007 and the first since it returned in 2015, when Maverick Vinales dominated the British Grand Prix. Since then, it has won three more grands prix - the latest coming last Sunday at Aragon - and all of them at the hands of Alex Rins.
For many, Rins was a pre-season championship favourite. In 2019, he showed he could go toe-to-toe with Marc Marquez and come out on top, as he did by 0.013 seconds in a thrilling Silverstone duel. And the steps forward Suzuki had made with the GSX-RR were poised to put it into the championship hunt from the off.