This Year Marc Marquez is on verge of winning his 5th premiere class title which will put his name right with the great names like Mick Doohan, Agostini and ‘The Doctor’ Valentino Rossi.
His stats will definitely be among the ones to beat but response from the paddock and other riders has been different for Marc Marquez.
There is no doubt in how much limits Marquez push but to Mick Doohan he is just nit aggressive enough:
'' I do not think it is as aggressive as many say ... of course sometimes it is, as it is necessary to be at these levels.” For Dohaan, pilots like Márquez are the ones who keep the championships alive: “It’s a pleasure to see him on the bike, at this moment I think he is better than the others simply because he is capable of doing things that others can not do,” he says praising the spaniard.
But from fellow rival Valentino Rossi the remarks are of bit as he replied in molded words said he doesn’t care about his records getting broken every GP now. He has more regret about the loosing championship in 2006.
"Marquez can beat my records, but it does not bother me", considering when rossi was same age as Marquez is now has won equal titles but a one win less. “You have to think about your career – Rossi continued – and I think that mine is good, I won many races and I could have won more and more world races.The biggest regret was losing the championship in Valencia in 2006 when I committed an error “. Rossi added further during a question and answer session organized by the Dainese sponsor with the customers of the London store
But when question was asked about whose the best in history Rossi didn’t bother to even Cosider Marquez and his response was : ‘’ It’s hard to say because there have been many great riders throughout history. Everyone has an idea, but I guess I can say maybe Giacomo Agostini or Mike Hailwood. From my experience, I grew up in the 80’s and I followed Wayne Rainey, Kevin Schwantz, Mick Doohan, and I grew up with them. But about the best of all time we must also see the number of wins, and I can’t choose between Agostini and Hailwood’’
But recently incident with Lorenzo is also cause of criticism for Marquez as recently Lorenzo’s father accused him of Ruthless riding : ‘Sport is a competition between gentlemen. My son was taught to respect the other competitors. I don’t think Márquez did it… There are lives at stake and my son’s broken foot is proof of this. If Márquez had done that, Jorge would have finished the race and would be fine by now’.