The eight-time World Champion, Marc Marquez predicts that the competition for champions in the MotoGP event this season will occur between the Petronas Yamaha SRT rider, Fabio Quartararo, and the Ducati Team rider, Andrea Dovizioso.
In fact, in the first five series this season, there have been four winners in total. Fabio Quartararo won two of them, while Andrea Dovizioso won one.
However, the fierce competition in the standings is clear, the top seven standings are only 25 points apart. In addition, there were 11 different riders who filled 15 podium steps in the first five series.
At first, Marc Marquez saw Fabio Quartararo as the strongest candidate to become champion after the French rider won the first two series. However, the next three series were won by 3 different riders, this is what made the Repsol Honda riders difficult to predict.
Despite being at the top of the standings, Fabio Quartararo, but recently the Petronas Yamaha SRT Team racer has experienced a performance decline.
Marc Marquez then advised Quartararo to be even more consistent, because if he really wanted to win the world title, just reaching the finish line would not be enough.
“It’s hard to say who will be the champion. If you ask after Jerez, maybe I will answer Fabio.”
“But after Brno, he was very difficult. If you want to be world champion, just finishing isn’t enough. You have to stay in front, and prove that you always have a high level, “he said via MotoGP.com.
However, Marc Marquez is confident that Quartararo will improve his performance to be more consistent, and that the Spanish racer will find tough competition with Dovizioso.
“Fabio is very difficult in training sessions, and in the race he is not very consistent, unlike what he showed last year. But if I have to bet, it’s difficult to choose. Maybe between Dovi or Fabio. Fabio is very fast, Dovi has experience, ”
“If Dovi becomes the champion, I think everyone will be happy, because he deserves to win after being runner-up many times. But Fabio is also a young talent, proven very fast since last year. So, I will bet on these two riders, “continued Marquez.