Can Yamaha's new star topple Marquez?

Can Yamaha's new star topple Marquez?

Marc Marquez probably shouldn't have won the 2016 MotoGP title, but he did. His reward is facing competition that looks even stronger this season - and is coming from more areas

It won't rank highly among the sporting miracles of 2016, but to predict this time last year that Marc Marquez would waltz his way to a third MotoGP championship would have been bold.

After winning the title as a rookie in 2013 and doubling up the following year, Marquez was given a particularly tough Honda to master in '15. And while he extracted plenty of speed out of it, he crashed the troubled RC213V on plenty of occasions too.

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