Schwantz on MotoGP's 2015 themes to watch

Schwantz on MotoGP's 2015 themes to watch

A new season always brings a fresh set of talking points, and the 2015 instalment of MotoGP is no different, even after Marc Marquez's 2014 dominance. Ahead of Sunday's first race in Qatar, MATT BEER and 1993 world champion KEVIN SCHWANTZ survey the scene

Dominance usually dulls a sport's public appeal, but the combination of Marc Marquez's swashbuckling style and character, plus the subplot of Valentino Rossi's renaissance, made the 2014 MotoGP season relentlessly captivating - even as Marquez won 10 races in a row on the way to a second title in two years in the premier class.

With Jorge Lorenzo seemingly having shaken off last year's demons, Ducati setting the testing pace and the Rossi revival unlikely to abate, the champion won't have it easy in 2015, either.

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