The talent-nurturing team harbouring Britain's next MotoGP star
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The talent-nurturing team harbouring Britain's next MotoGP star

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Petronas SRT's bold promotion of Fabio Quartararo to MotoGP in 2019 paid off in a big way. That same team could just be the right environment to help Britain's Jake Dixon make the next step in Moto2 - and not a moment too soon

Britain faces a dearth of MotoGP-potential as 2020 reaches its halfway stage. But that's not exactly a new thing. The reality is, ever since production-based racing established itself as a more affordable means to lucrative career opportunity for British riders in the 1980s, the number of truly quality riders from this troubled island nation making it into the premier class has fallen away dramatically.

Given the UK used to absolutely own the grand prix paddock back in the 1950s, '60s and '70s thanks to the likes of Geoff Duke, John Surtees, Mike Hailwood and Barry Sheene - to name but a very few - it's a tough reality to get to grips with.

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