It was Dovizioso versus Marquez once again. The two riders took centre stage during the race in Thailand, with the Spanish rider coming out on top, just as he did two weeks ago at Aragon. Yamaha made a reappearance at Buriram, on the podium thanks to Maverick Vinales, who just beat Valentino Rossi to the line.
Here is what went on during the latest round according to our very own Carlo Pernat.
“I feel like we're back in 2007, when Ducati won the title with Stoner four races before the end. The same thing will happen here, as Marquez will secure in seventh title in two weeks' time. He deserves it, as he's a phenomenon. In my opinion, Marc hasn't yet fully understood his limits, in the sense that he continues to develop and learn, but has not yet reached full maturity. When he reaches that point, it will be a big problem for everybody. If Marquez is a phenomenon, Dovizioso is almost a phenomenon, because he's his only real rival right now. At Buriram Andrea almost beat him, while last year he battled him for the title right until the very last race. It may also be true that his bike is better, but the only man able to keep pace with Dovi is Marc. Personally, I don't think there is too much difference between Ducati and Honda. The future? I don't know what will happen but I expect Ducati to try to secure Marquez in three years' time. I see Marc on the red bike, while Lorenzo will be number one in Honda. Yamaha? One swallow doesn't make a summer. The front tyre muffled the M1's problems at Buriram. I still think they've got the engine wrong. One thing is clear though, when there are four riders fighting like we saw on Sunday it makes for a much better and exciting race. It was just a pity about Suzuki, Iannone's poor start conditioning his race. I'm sure that, once he has the title in his pocket, Marquez will really let loose, raising the bar even higher”.
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