The moment finally arrived and Alex Marquez with the advent of 2020 could finally wear his new Honda HRC suit and talk as an official Honda HRC rider. 2019 Moto2 World Champion will be one of the most interesting rookie next year and he will compete alongside his brother, Marc Marquez, being his teammate, one of the biggest challenges of his career and a really interesting one for the crowd.
Alex started to talk about the new season: “Having the chance of making my debut in MotoGP it is a dream come true, especially with a Factory Team. This is a team that saw a lot of champions, you cannot say no to an offer of Honda HRC Team. I never thought I could decline the offer they made to me. Having the same suit of my brother it is amazing, sometimes I look to my arms and it seems to see his ones next to me (laugh)”
Marquez then kept talking about 2020: “I accepted immediately the offer they made. I know that it will be a tough challenge, but I feel ready, it is an amazing opportunity. I ended my Moto2 journey in the best way possible winning the Title, I am only focused on the tests, I want to be ready for the first race of the season. I do not have many goals, just working and improving, I should take benefit from the days of testing. Before Qatar I could think to a more specific goal”.
2019 Moto2 World Champion was impressed the first time he tried the bike: “I was really nervous the first time, being in Honda HRC Team was one of my biggest dream. My height could be a problem, Honda is a small bike; we worked in Valencia and Jerez to be more comfortable on the seat and feeling was good. I felt comfortable and okay, this surprised me”
Is then Alex Marquez scared of his brother Marc? “I have to face things as they come, not forcing anything. Being my brother’s teammate will be really interesting, a new challenge for us, but we are both professional. I will have my box and my crew and it will be the same for Marc. We should be only focused on our job, I will try to use everything to go faster. I want to learn as much as I could from a six time MotoGP World Champion”