MotoGP's star duo Marc Marquez and Jorge Lorenzo have pledged to make the most of their "love-hate relationship" as the two rivals prepare to start the new season as team-mates.
Marquez and Lorenzo have won eight of the last nine world championships, with Marquez claiming five and Lorenzo three. The pair are now uniting, after Lorenzo left Ducati to join Marquez at Honda.
"Even if we are team-mates, on the track we are rivals, but always with respect," said Marquez at a press conference in Madrid on Wednesday.
"I don't like this idea of a 'dream team'. It is only a dream team if at the end of the season we're still in the running."
"It's natural for Marc and I to compete," added Lorenzo. "It's a love-hate relationship that makes us better."