Repsol Honda’s Alex Marquez has targeted the 2020 MotoGP Rookie of the Year title as his first gong in the premier class but he will have to contend with Brad Binder and Iker Lecuona.
The Spaniard, who moves to the works Honda team as Moto2 World Champion, will benefit from having his older brother as a team-mate but that might also prove a hindrance too.
“I can say that I want to be the Rookie of the Year – that’s the first goal. But to put a goal about positions or something like this, right now I am focused on understanding the bike and aiming to have more feeling to build my confidence,” said Marquez.
“Before the Qatar race, I will be able to see a little better what our real position is and what we can do from the first race. We know we are brothers but inside the team we need to be professional, we are different riders.
“We each have our own teams, so we need to work in our own way. For sure for me it’s an advantage to have a six-time MotoGP World Champion in my garage because I can see a lot of data from him and see how I need to ride this Honda machine, to help find the secrets. So, I will try to take all the information from him and all the Honda riders to try and learn as much as possible.”