In the latest round-up of MotoGP gossip, Andrea Dovizioso expects Marc Marquez to be in the world title tussle whatever shape his Honda is in, Romano Fenati becomes a crime-stopper and Aleix Espargaro hits out at Aprilia team-mate Andrea Iannone.

- Andrea Dovizioso expects Marc Marquez to be in the MotoGP world title battle regardless of how strong Honda is at the start of the 2020 season. Marquez and Honda reverted to trying out the 2019-specification RC213V on the final day of pre-season testing as it struggled with the updated bike. (GPOne.com)

- Romano Fenati has helped in the arrest of a suspect believed to have stolen money and forged fake bank notes at his grandfather’s hardware store. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport)

- Aleix Espargaro has hit out at Aprilia team-mate Andrea Iannone after the Italian took credit for the squad’s 2020 developments, and says his comments were disrespectful to both him and the Noale team. Iannone remains provisionally suspended following his failed anti-doping test and has not ridden the 2020 Aprilia RS-GP yet. (La Gazzetta Dello Sport)

- Jorge Lorenzo says he will only take on MotoGP wildcard entries for Yamaha in 2020 if he feels he can be competitive enough to fight inside the top five. The five-time world champion is still playing down a full-time return to racing in the future and rates himself as “98%” retired. (Marca)

- Valentino Rossi fears Yamaha will remain exposed in the top speed fight against the likes of Ducati and Honda for 2020 despite making improvements over the winter. (GPOne.com)

 

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