Then and now: 2018 Champions go toe-to-toe in Austria

Finally, what a rollercoaster three years it has been for Marc Marquez. Following on from 2018, he smashed every record under the sun in 2019 as he had his most dominant season to date, finishing outside of the top two just once all year. Then 2020 happened. We all know the story by now: highside in Jerez, three surgeries, nine months out and even now admitting to not being anywhere near the Marquez of old. However, we got our biggest indication yet on Sunday that it isn’t too far away. As the Spaniard even admits himself, “Sachsenring is Sachsenring”. But Sunday saw him go toe-to-toe with the new generation on a track he was struggling at prior to race day.