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Why 'illegitimate' 2020 MotoGP title claims are bogus
Marc Marquez's injury and his potential absence from races courted comments that - coupled with the shorter calendar - the 2020 MotoGP championship would be illegitimate. But this is complete nonsense.
We are a week into the 2020 MotoGP season, and already we're mired in controversy as Honda team boss Alberto Puig and certain sects of the media claim the current campaign will forever have an asterisk next to it if Marc Marquez doesn't win it.
Breaking his right arm in a heavy accident in the latter stages of the Spanish Grand Prix, Marquez's title defence took a serious knock as he registered his first DNF since Austin last year and looked set to be sidelines for at least one race.
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