The last two seasons have been complicated for the Repsol HRC team.
Marc Marquez's injury has weighed heavily on the results of the entire team, Pol Espargaro is a very good rider but certainly not capable of fighting for top positions at every grand prix.
Everyone's eyes will inevitably be on the eight-time world champion, who after two years of hell seems to have finally returned to 100 percent.
It will be a special season for the Spaniard, who will have to prove to everyone that he is still the man to beat. The two consecutive victories in Texas and Misano in 2021 had fooled everyone, 93 seemed to have put injury and bad luck behind him for good but it was just an illusion.
On Nov. 2 he fell during a motorcycle motocross training session suffering what appeared to be a mild concussion. A week later tests showed an injury to the fourth nerve in his right eye resulting in diplopia, a disorder involving double perception of the same image.
Season over and see you in 2022.
Marc is back on track for testing in Sepang, and who knows, this may indeed be the season of redemption.
Will the Catalan champion be able to return to his former self?