WATCH Marc Marquez show brother Alex the way in MotoGP testing

Marc Marquez offers up some brotherly 'advice' out on track as he shadows his brother and team-mate Alex Marquez at Valencia

Marc Marquez, Alex Marquez

We’ve seen them competing on track for many years but 2020 will be the first time Marc Marquez and Alex Marquez will share it on a regular basis, so we’d better get used to seeing them shadowing each other.

While Marc has been famously particular about ensuring the Repsol Honda team works specifically around him, it is likely the arrival of Alex will see a new, more open style of teamwork in the factory HRC squad.

Indeed, with the 2019 Honda RC213V proving somewhat tricky to handle in anyone other than Marc’s hands, Alex Marquez found this out to his cost on Tuesday when he dropped it just eight laps into his MotoGP career.

As such, Marc was on hand to give Alex some reference points thereafter out on track, creating an interesting comparison in riding styles between the two brothers.

Naturally, the younger Marquez is rawer than his brother on the bike and not as tight to the apex (though, is anyone?) but we wonder whether this style of brotherly love will be extended during a race weekend…

After his inauspicious debut, Alex Marquez recovered to complete a total of 132 laps at the Valencia circuit, ending the test 2.4secs shy of the top spot.