Two-time WorldSBK champion James Toseland believes the 2020 championship could be a vintage one with many bike and rider combinations capable of winning races.
The former Ducati and Honda rider, who is now the Wepol WRT WorldSSP team manager, thinks that Jonathan Rea is going to have his hands full with Scott Redding and the new works Honda riders also in the mix.
“It is going to be one hell of a year. To get inside the top 10 of World Superbike this year is going to be really tough as you have two Ducatis in Chaz and Scott, the reigning five-time champion Jonathan Rea and he is not going to get any slower this year,” said Toseland.
“The Hondas too with Bautista and Haslam. I can see Honda has put in a massive, massive effort in and then you have the four Yamahas. I think I’ve reeled off eight names already so to beat those guys is going to be a really tough job this year.
“You’ve also got the crossover with the different nationalities, French, Turkish, British. It is feeling more like a full world championship now across four or five manufacturers. It is going to be really strong.”