The Marquez qualities of MotoGP 2019's other breakthrough star

The Marquez qualities of MotoGP 2019's other breakthrough star

There's one rider on the 2019 MotoGP grid who has quietly been making a wave so far this season. He's not a standout rookie, but is well into his career and needed a turnaround in fortune not long ago. Now, there are comparisons with some of the best

The title battle and a couple of milestone first-time victories aside, the 2019 MotoGP campaign is on course to leave its mark as the season of Fabio Quartararo's emergence - should the 20-year-old go on to deliver on his early promise.

Quartararo is now MotoGP's youngest-ever polesitter, and has repeatedly proven that his bursts of pace on the rookie-friendly Yamaha M1 are no fluke. As a result, he's gone from motorcycle grand prix racing's forgotten prodigy - after four middling years in the lower categories - to arguably its hottest property ahead of the anticipated 2021 silly season.

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