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RideFast Nov 2019

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Fernandez, Remy Gardner,

Fernandez, Remy Gardner, Fabio Di Giannantonio join Quartararo, Rins, Viñales, Jack Miller, Miguel Oliveira in taking on Márquez? Can his younger brother Alex continue the remarkable progression he has made in 2019 to challenge Marc in 2021 and beyond? We may be in the middle of the Marc Márquez era in MotoGP, but that doesn’t mean the rest will just lie down and accept defeat. The Cannibal may still have an insatiable appetite for victory, but he has a whole army of talent arrayed against, trying to stop him. Consistency was an objective for 2019, and one he and the team fulfilled admirably. Bar the crash in Austin, of course: an error Márquez can try to eliminate for 2020 and beyond. We are in the middle of the Márquez era, with little sign of it ending. Marc Márquez will keep winning, and should pass Mick Doohan as the most successful Honda rider in the next race or two, Márquez currently having 53 premier class victories on a Honda to Doohan’s 54. Giacomo Agostini’s premier class haul of 68 wins is not far off, while Márquez is just 11 victories short of Angel Nieto’s total of 90 wins in all classes. Next Generation That will take Márquez another couple of seasons, and on towards his thirties. By then, we will have a better idea of just how much of a challenge Fabio Quartararo can put up against the current King of MotoGP, and also get a sense of the coming generation. 2021 could see wholesale changes in MotoGP, with the old guard making way for young blood. Cal Crutchlow will be gone, Valentino Rossi could be gone, even Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso could have left MotoGP by then. Can Brad Binder, Jorge Navarro, Luca Marini, Augusto GET EVEN MORE ADVENTURE! Now you can get even MORE ADVENTURE for your buck with these latest offerings on new 2019 Honda Africa Twin manual and DCT models. Africa Twin Manual - Price point: R185 000 / Saving Amount: R8000 worth of Accessories / Any inclusions: Bash plate, Engine Guard, Wide footpegs & Side stand extender. While stocks last. Only valid on standard tank models. Africa Twin DCT - Price point: R197 499 / Saving Amount: R8000 worth of Accessories / Any inclusions: Bash plate, Engine Guard, Wide footpegs & Side stand extender. While stocks last. Only valid on standard tank models. Can Fabio Quatararo be the man to take the fight to Marquez in 2020 and beyond? He did a great job in this his rookie season in the premier class. Visit your nearest Honda Dealer for full range: JHB: Honda Wing East Rand Mall: 011 826-4444 / Honda Wing Kyalami: 011 244-1900 / Honda Wing Sandton: 011 540-3000 / Honda Wing Westrand: 011 675-3222 PTA: Honda Wing Centurion: 012 663-8718 Honda Wing Menlyn: 012 470-9200 / Honda Wing Zambezi: 012 523-9500 VAAL: Honda Wing Riverside: 087 751-4023 KLERKSDORP: Honda Wing Klerksdorp: 018 468-1800 LIMPOPO: Honda Wing Thabazimbi: 014 777 1593 / Honda Wing Polokwane: 015 297-3291 PIETERMARITZSBURG: Honda Wing PMB: 033 345-6287 FREE STATE: Honda Wing Central: 051 430-1237 Honda Wing Bethlehem: 058 303-4864 NELSPRUIT: Honda Wing Nelspruit: 013 753-7324 RUSTENBURG: Honda Wing Rustenburg: 014 597-2550 KZN: Honda Wing Umhlanga: 031 580-7900 Honda Wing Pinetown: 031 714-3600 UPINTON: Honda Wing Upinton: 054 332-7759 RICHARDS BAY: Honda Wing Richards Bay: 035 789-6378 EAST LONDON: Honda Wing East London: 043 748-1017 GEORGE: Honda Wing George: 044 874-5435 CPT: Honda Wing CPT CBD: 021 487-5000 / Honda Wing Tygerberg: 021 910-8300 / Honda Wing East Cape: 041 581-0359 / Honda Wing Worcester: 023 347-2646 NAMIBIA: Honda Wing Windhoek: 00264 613-81600 SWAZILAND: Honda Wing Mmbabane: 00268 2505 2881 BOTSWANA: Honda Wing Gaborone: 00267 395 2652 50 RIDEFAST MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019 www.honda.co.za / care@hondasa.co.za / Toll Free: 0800 466 321 / Facebook - Honda SA / Twitter - Honda SA.