June 20, 2024
Marc Marquez reveals “private” demands: “I squeezed Honda” | MotoGP

Marquez is just times absent from the preseason Portimao check, the ultimate option to assess what his machinery can do in advance of the year-opening race in the very same area on March 26.

Honda are coming off a disastrous 2022 and, with their star rider lastly showing harm-cost-free right after two years of difficulties, know the pressure is on to deliver him a aggressive bicycle.

“When the exams were being around in Valencia, in November, I squeezed Honda,” Marquez explained to El Pais

“I did it in public and in non-public, even a lot more. 

“Because the more amenities the bicycle offers, the superior [my physical ability] will work. 

“There has been a alter in the construction of Honda, there is a new technological director, and numerous matters have been tested, quite a few, that are not completed by the driver, but by the task.”

Marquez is vying for a seventh MotoGP championship in 2023 which would attract him stage with Valentino Rossi’s total.

“I’m doing work and I’m likely to practice with the mentality of combating for a championship,” he said. 

“And my objective is to win it this yr. Then, we are going to see if we can.”

What if he are unable to?

“And if not, stress? Not genuinely. If you can’t, you are unable to.”

Marquez underwent a fourth big arm operation previous summer months but the early symptoms search promising that he will not be prohibited by his have human body in the early rounds of 2023.

He has also restructured his everyday living in Madrid, absent from his hometown of Cervera, and with Jaime Martinez replacing his longstanding manager Emilio Alzamora. His brother Alex Marquez has switched LCR Honda for Gresini Ducati and it continues to be to be witnessed how this dynamic will enjoy out.

“You don’t will need the identical [things] when you might be 20 as you do when you happen to be 30, or you see points in different ways. I required a modify,” Marquez reported. 

“Above all, for sporting activities. In the past 3 or 4 years it failed to quite flow in the very same way. The personal injury produced me stronger.

“It was necessary for me not to adjust my way of life, to go on training in the exact same way. I reported [to my brother]: ‘If you really don’t appear, neither will I.’ But he also felt like it. And it suited him.”

Will these significant modifications consequence in a redemption tale that provides the MotoGP championship?

“Life is by now compensating me,” he mentioned. “All this will come from a error of my have, from a rush, and also possibly from a lot of undesirable luck, but it is compensating for the way I am residing once more. As I want. Enjoying my passion, which is continue to my job.

“I hope that all this suffering finishes up compensating for a great final result, but it is presently value residing everything I have lived because I have matured in a different way. I do this to earn yet again.”