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Could this really be the future of Grand Prix motorcycle racing? If it wasn’t for the team shirt emblazoned with sponsor logos, fans poised with smartphones and pens for a photo or autograph, or that every head within sight has swivelled to stare at him, you’d swear there was nothing special about Marc Marquez as he weaves his scooter through the crowds congregating at the back of the Indianapolis pits. Short and slight with outsize eyebrows, the fresh-faced Spaniard wears a grin that makes him look like an ordinary kid getting away with jigging school. But there’s nothing run-of-the-mill about Marquez, who, barely out of his teens, is successfully going toe-to-toe with the stubble-faced, battle-scarred hard-arses of MotoGP.
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