The "pit bull" MotoGP rookie already drawing legendary comparisons
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The "pit bull" MotoGP rookie already drawing legendary comparisons

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MotoGP’s 2021 rookie crop is one of the strongest in recent years, but one is already standing out. Jorge Martin’s Doha GP heroics have courted many to compare him to numerous MotoGP legends. Autosport spoke to Pramac boss Francesco Guidotti to find out why MotoGP’s latest Spanish star is already making such an impact

Fast Spaniards are about as rare as rainy days in Scotland. Some have complained about this, drawing ill-brained conspiracies regarding the volume of Spanish riders in a world championship operated out of Barcelona.

But the simple fact is, Spain just does it better in terms of rearing young riders and in terms of having a strong motorcycle racing culture. For the past nine years, it's the only country to have produced MotoGP world champions in Jorge Lorenzo (2012 and 2015), Marc Marquez (2013-2014, 2016-2019) and Joan Mir (2020).

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