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Top themes to watch for in MotoGP 2014

Can Marquez repeat his startling 2013 heroics? How strong will Ducati be after it controversially relinquished full Factory status? On the eve of the first race, AUTOSPORT picks through the major themes of 2014

From political wrangling to red-faced climb-downs, and from Yamaha's tyre woes to Marc Marquez's injury-wrecked pre-season, MotoGP has suffered a winter of discontent.

Out of the ashes however, the shape of the sport's future has arisen. A new class structure has been implemented, with Ducati relinquishing its Factory status.

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