Fabio Quartararo’s sensational 2019 season hasn’t long gone unnoticed, as Marc Marquez puts the Frenchman as one amongst his nearest opponents for 2020

It might maybe maybe per chance also very neatly be the first match level for Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Group) at this 12 months’s PTT Thailand Helpful Prix at the Chang Worldwide Circuit, however the seven-time World Champion is already weighing up the opposition for subsequent season. The Spaniard, who might maybe maybe per chance also ranking it an eighth this weekend, has acknowledged that 20-12 months-outmoded Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) might maybe maybe per chance also very neatly be his foremost championship rival in 2020, having a seek for to the system forward for his or her contention which has so-a long way peaked at Misano.

Quartararo’s graceful rookie season has taken the MotoGP™ class by storm, with the formidable Frenchman counted as one amongst Marquez’ foremost opponents subsequent 12 months. With four podiums from his 2019 season and the ideal placed Self sustaining team rider, Quartararo has been touted by Marquez as “one amongst the fastest” and a “valid contender” for MotoGP™ champion in 2020.

Speaking of his rival, Marquez acknowledged: “Fabio, now, is the youngest rider in MotoGP and, for me, he’s one amongst the fastest ones. He has the gallop and is extremely expeditiously in FP and QP. His gallop, if I overview him to my opponents, he’s one amongst the strongest ones in that space. However he’s very younger. With more trip he’s going to be very expeditiously and consistent and can amassed organize the cases differently. For me, he’s a valid contender for subsequent 12 months in the Championship.”

Pre-GP Press Conference: Thailand GP 03/10/2019

Marquez, Dovizioso, Rossi, Quartararo, Miller and Aleix Espargaro ranking us warmed up for the 2019 PTT Thailand Helpful Prix

Earlier on in the Press Conference, Quartararo had commented on Marquez’ sensational 2019 season, the build many records have been broken: “I feel it’s complicated to order. Marc finest uncared for one championship in MotoGP, however this 12 months we’ve viewed the consistency; other than Austin; his worst result is 2nd, so I don’t know. He’s taken a great deal of victories, he’s truly solid, so in the end I don’t know the actual procedure to illustrate it!”

With the contention continually one to demand in the qualifying courses, and most trendy races that contains Quartararo and Marquez at the forefront, it is a long way on the total a duel to trip completely at some stage in 2020, as Quartararo goes searching for success at the same time as Marquez will seek for to withstand the Frenchman’s onslaught and take hang of onto it.

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