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The Yamaha MotoGP battle brewing at Misano

Having been beaten in all races they've finished this year, Maverick Vinales needs to turn the tide on Yamaha MotoGP rival Fabio Quartararo at Misano. Close over one lap and on race pace, all roads point to the pair locking horns on Sunday for victory

The 2020 MotoGP season's second of four triple-headers got underway on Friday with practice at Misano for the San Marino Grand Prix. If we consider the grouping of races from August to November as individual phases, then surely the September phase of Misano 1&2/Catalunya must be one that Yamaha has to define as the point in which it emerged as the championship's true leader.

Last month's Brno/Red Bull Ring triple-header was largely a disaster for Yamaha, coming off the back of Fabio Quartararo romping to back-to-back wins at Jerez on his Petronas SRT M1, with the works team bike of Maverick Vinales trailing him.

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