The MotoGP season focuses on a new course. This will be the 71st edition of the World Championship for the highest category, which will begin on March 10 in Losail and end in Cheste on November 17. Eight months in which no less than 19 races will be played in which Marc Marquez will have to defend his throne.
The Cervera rider is the current champion and the great dominator in recent times. Since his ascension to the Queen category of the World Speed in 2013, the Catalan has added 5 of the six possible titles, only being beaten in 2015 by his compatriot Jorge Lorenzo.
There is no doubt that much of his success has resided in the fact of being part of the best team that exists today in MotoGP, Honda. There Marquez has always had a competitive motorcycle with which to fight in almost all circuits for victory. A weapon that this time will be shared with his maximum rival, Lorenzo.
A fight without excuses
The Mallorcan made official his signing for the Japanese team last year, and there seems to have enough tools to be able to shade Marquez. Since the landing of Cervera in this discipline, the Mallorcan treasures a single championship, a runner-up, a third place, achievements achieved when he was in Yamaha, and about seventh and ninth places, in the last two years with Ducati. Undoubtedly, one of the few that has been able to cope with him and the only one who has managed to beat him in a season, which places him in the Betway betting house as one of the candidates to beat Marc, because in addition to those successes he has five World Cups and come to this new experience with Honda very hungry. Although, it should be noted that at least, for the start of the championship, Catalan will have some advantage, since it is already appropriate to his driving style.
His impressive record also places Lorenzo as the first magnet for brands. It is the unique reference of the Monster energy drink in this competition because its helmet is well known with the M of its sponsorship, among many other examples that could be given.
That high image that the Balearic has in the world of motorcycling was also one of the keys of its signing in 2017 by Ducati, one of the most successful houses of all time. However, in Italy, there have been no good campaigns because they have not fully adapted to their style, and that is why they were forced to change their airs after not being renewed by the transalpine.
Any alternative to Honda is expected
This new panorama with, inevitably, two main drivers of the grid with the best motorcycle theory, has created a stir and has all the fans in suspense for the season to begin. This will be long, it will go through a total of 19 circuits and will have a significant alternation of results, especially if other teams manage to get into the fight for the victories.
There appears the name of Valentino Rossi and Yamaha, two possible candidates to resurrect and stand up to the Honda duo. ‘Il Dottore’, which has a large part of the fans in its favor, although with a lot also against it , is a true legend that continues to compete and can always surprise, although for this you will need your motorcycle to respond better than in the last two seasons, in which he has not been at the same height as that of the Japanese.
In short, shortly after a new MotoGP adventure begins, the focus is on the Honda team, where the two primary candidates for the title will share box. Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo will offer the public a great battle throughout the 2019 campaign in which they play the prestige of seeing who is the best with the same weapons.