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Fabio Quartararo, Petronas Yamaha SRT
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How pressure management can win the MotoGP title

Inconsistency throughout the field has created one of the most unpredictable MotoGP campaigns in history. Seemingly a result of the absence of world champion Marc Marquez, the pressure this reality is creating is influencing the 2020 title fight

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If he was riding, would Marc Marquez be showing the same levels of inconsistency as the majority of MotoGP frontrunners this season? It is the million-dollar question being asked by fans all over the world. Unfortunately, there is no way of knowing the answer until the defending champion returns from injury and, currently, there is no indication of when that will be.

By the time Marquez does come back, it could be that somebody has unlocked the secret of the 2020 rear Michelin tyre, which seems to be taking unanimous blame for all the set-up uncertainty. But last week, in the days leading up to the Catalan Grand Prix, the Honda rider gave an extensive interview in which he offered an alternative point of view on the matter, and delivered an opinion that didn't go down too well with his rivals.

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