Very little about 2020 has gone to form. MotoGP's wild start to its coronavirus-delayed campaign blew the doors wide open for the championship battle, after Marc Marquez broke his arm at the Spanish Grand Prix. But a double victory for Fabio Quartararo at Jerez teed him up for the title tilt all - including Marquez - thought was coming in 2020 after his sensational rookie campaign last year.
But, with just two rounds to go following Sunday's European Grand Prix, Quartararo's hopes lie in ruins after a lap one crash at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit and a maiden victory for Joan Mir opened up the gulf between the pair to 37 points.
The whole European GP weekend was a nightmare straight from hell for Yamaha, with engine penalties, COVID-affected crew, reliability woes and a general lack of pace in all conditions leading to the first race since Valencia 2007 where no Yamaha rider finished inside the top 10.