8-Time World Champion Marc Marquez had some talk on 5th May with Sky Italia where the Spaniard answered to some questions, even regarding his future and his decision to renew his contract with Honda HRC until 2024, despite everyone expected him to change bike for a new challenge.
First of all, Marquez talked about the tough situation due to ongoing Coronavirus emergency: “I am feeling good, my shoulder is getting better. I am challenging my brother (Alex) while training, it is good to share home with him”, said Marc.
For sure relationship with his brother it is going to be crucial for this 2020 as long as the two Marquez will share also Honda HRC Box: “The first rival to beat is always your teammate, but it is hard to understand Alex’s level. He is a rookie and he has a lot of energy, everyone will work at his weakness, while we will work together to grow up at home”.
What if Alex would really beat Marc? “First of all I will think that I did not reach my goal, but then I will celebrate with him in case he would win the World Championship”.
Anyway, Marc does not think that Honda is the best bike for a rookie: “In my opinion, Yamaha is the best for a rookie, looking at the stats. Puig never asked me anything about my future teammate, even after I won the Title. By the way, it is better to ride a Honda without having experienced Yamaha or Suzuki, which are different bikes”
The conversation then moved on his decision to renew with Honda until 2024: “Honda made me an offer immediately and I liked it. We both knew it would have been good for us: Honda has the best project. I know that people wanted me to change bike to show I am able to win with different manufacturers, but I do not agree. Ducati searched me, but when I talked with Honda I made my decision”.
At the end, Marc Marquez said what are sportsman who impressed him the most: “I like a lot of sports champion: I remember when Messi cheered me saying my name, I did not believe that. What about F1? The adrenalin is really different compared to the bikes. If you make a mistake it is all in your hands and there is not too much you can do to handle it, but on a bike you can use your body. I would like that at the end of my career to be remembered as a rider who gave everything while he was racing and made a good show as Doohan or Mamola”.