Marc Márquez: «Now I take the weekends for fun, not with the obligation to win»

Marc Márquez assures that he wants to win a World Cup again and that he has not lost his motivation, although he admits that this year will be difficult.

Marc Márquez: «Now I take the weekends for fun, not with the obligation to win»

Marc Márquez assures that he wants to win a World Cup again and that he has not lost his motivation, although he admits that this year will be difficult. The pilot has been interviewed in 'The DAZN Box' and reveals his intentions to retire with Honda in the still distant future. «Eight happy years and two, no. It is the team of my life. I have always said, why not retire here? I continue with the idea », he assures. In addition, the Cervera rider indicates in this exclusive content what his motivations are at present and for the near future after having gone through two years full of obstacles: «More than trying other brands or other teams, I have other motivations . Now, I have the motivation to fight for a title, but with this team, not with another."

Of course, the Repsol Honda Team rider doesn't feel the pressure right now due to the need to win: «I take the weekends as if they were fun, not as an obligation to go out and win. If I finish fourth, fourth, if I finish fifth, fifth, if I finish sixth, sixth. Victory will come, hopefully."

Marc Márquez's career changed drastically in the first round of the 2020 World Championship. The Honda rider, after a serious fall in which he fractured his humerus, had to undergo surgery three times due to various complications that led to his rehabilitation was complex and he had to change his riding style: «I have to go with a different riding style, I have to make different strategies. With experience, it's not the style that I like the most, but hey... Sometimes, what you don't like is what works”, points out the six-time MotoGP world champion. To his injury to the humerus, we had to add his diplopia episodes, which made it impossible for him to compete at full capacity and incurred serious dangers in relation to his stability on the motorcycle: «I have learned to juggle. This thing that you had to learn as a child, I have learned now because of the sight. I keep doing these exercises as a precaution. Now, every month, I go for a check-up, they look at my eye from the inside, the retina, all this... », says Marc Márquez about how his recovery has been.

Despite the injuries that the Catalan rider has suffered over the last two years, Márquez has returned to the tracks with great force and with the aim of becoming MotoGP world champion again: «To race for pleasure, you take a motorcycle , you go quietly on a Sunday to a circuit without pressure and you go around. But on a circuit, you are going to compete. I'm here to compete and celebrate things again. Will it be a title? I don't know, but I hope I can fight, that would be good," he says.

Márquez also addresses personal issues and the past. The controversial kick in 2015 by Valentino Rossi in Malaysia sparked a crossroads of accusations that clouded the relationship between the two drivers. However, the Spaniard praises the professional career of the Italian ex-pilot: «He is the pilot who has moved the most. And the admiration and what he has done for motorcycling and, on the track, what he has taught many riders who climbed, is still there. And when he retired, I said it, I have no shame », declares Márquez. In addition to Valentino Rossi, Dani Pedrosa was Marc Márquez's childhood idol: “When I was a child, there were two riders who scored: one was Valentino Rossi and here, in Spain, it was Dani Pedrosa. He had Valentino Rossi as an idol in MotoGP and Dani Pedrosa was really the one he followed », he underlines. Márquez fulfilled a dream by becoming a teammate of his main reference, from whom he adopted a lot of driving knowledge: «I learned a lot in 2013. He hit me behind him and threw me the entire race behind him. Dani had been in MotoGP for eight, ten years and also, he had to learn from someone, and he taught me a lot. I saw his telemetry and, well, my riding style, yes, after you take it to your field, but Dani controls the bike », adds the Honda rider and tenth classified in the current MotoGP World Championship .


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