You'll be hard-pressed to find a bedroom wall anywhere in the world adorned with posters of 21-year-old Tech3 KTM MotoGP rider Iker Lecuona, and you'd be forgiven if his name perhaps slipped your mind when reflecting on the 2020 season.
In a campaign where nine riders won races and a total of 15 scored podiums, including two very high-profile debutants, Lecuona's humble haul of 27 points and three top 10 finishes appear to have little impact. But to dismiss his achievements last year would be wholly unfair if you consider his situation relative to that of fellow KTM rookie Brad Binder and Honda's Alex Marquez.
A double podium finisher in Moto2, Lecuona's call up to MotoGP at Tech3 came as something of a surprise. Johann Zarco's exit from the factory squad midway through 2019 necessitated KTM to find a replacement on short-notice, with Binder being plucked from his Tech3 slot after Miguel Oliveira elected to remain with Herve Poncharal's outfit.