"It's not easy being 'the brother of...'," six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez says of his younger sibling Alex.
The Honda rider was speaking after his brother's Moto2 title had been secured at last weekend's Malaysian Grand Prix.
Elite sport is a cut-throat business, where even the gentlest humans can become ruthless in the pursuit of glory. Naturally, siblings are competitive. So, while that surely must hold true in the Marquez household, judging by Marc and Alex's demeanour when together in the paddock, theirs is also a relationship of pure love and respect for one another.