Has Aragon revealed Yamaha's true MotoGP title challenger?
Franco Morbidelli dominated the Teruel GP to put himself back into the MotoGP title race with three rounds to go. With his Yamaha counterparts on the 2020 bike once again struggling, did Aragon reveal who Yamaha's true title hopeful is?
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