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How a mindset change created Marquez's biggest 2020 rival
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How a mindset change created Marquez's biggest 2020 rival

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While Fabio Quartararo is tipped as the emerging threat to Marc Marquez's MotoGP domination, a familiar face equipped with key mental improvements is set to put on a fightback

The perceived wisdom towards the end of last year and all through the winter was Marc Marquez's biggest threat to his MotoGP crown would come from Fabio Quartararo, who demolished expectations and asserted himself as a MotoGP frontrunner in a sensational rookie campaign last year.

Call it hype, call it misguided, call it whatever - the facts were laid bare for all to see. Despite riding a 'B-spec' Yamaha machinery, essentially a 2018 M1 with a detuned 2019 engine, the Petronas SRT rider regularly ran with and made his factory counterparts look silly. More than that, he gave Marquez something to think about.

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Marc Marquez , Fabio Quartararo
Author Lewis Duncan