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Nov 16, 2018

Marquez vs. Lorenzo: The Greatest Grand Prix Rivalry Of All Time?

Rivals and Future Teammates Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo during a pre-race press conference at Sachsenring, where Marquez won and Lorenzo faded. Photo by Studio Milagro/DPPI Media.


     Honda has been here before. Not in 1989 when Eddie Lawson stunned the paddock by joining bitter rival Wayne Gardner at Rothmans Honda, because they worked out of different garages, but the previous year, when Ayrton Senna joined Alain Prost in the McLaren Honda Formula 1 car racing team.

     Jorge Lorenzo joins Marc Marquez at Repsol Honda next season, just the same as Senna entered the McLaren Honda garage in 1988—Marquez is the established Honda star, just as Prost was three decades ago.

     The big question, of course, is how will their rivalry pan out in 2019 and 2020? Might things get ugly, as they did at McLaren Honda in 1988 and 1989? A full 30 years later, the Prost versus Senna battle is still talked about, because it is F1’s greatest duel of all time ...

Mat Oxley/MotoGP Analysis, in the November 2018 issue of Roadracing World

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