Marc Marquez crisis: the shock appeal of a former world champion

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Marc Marquez crisis: the shock appeal of a former world champion

“My opinion is that Marc Marquez should retire while he can”: the message that former 500 world champion Wayne Gardner sent to Honda’s Catalan outfielder is causing discussion.

Gardner at the microphones of Motosan bluntly analyzed the difficulties of centaur number 93: “Marc has had so many injuries, and then he comes back and gets injured again…. In my time, if you had five or six accidents a year, you could get seriously hurt. However, with today’s equipment, riders get injured less, but they fall more. In short: they get away with it… The mindset changes, but the body weakens, and it all becomes a cycle of frustration.”

“Marquez should retire,” Gardner continued, “I’m a big fan of his, but I’m afraid he’s going to get hurt if he keeps this up. The bikes have changed, the riders are much younger. He is already 30 years old and it is a different mentality. I’m not saying this from a critical point of view, I’m worried about his future life. You have to understand that you still have another 50 years to live.”

According to the Australian, Honda will not be able to get back on track anytime soon: “In Honda they don’t invest in good test riders. They rely on Marc Marquez, who is very fast, but I don’t think he is a good test rider. Marquez is very talented, but the problem is that he is not a test rider and doesn’t know how to improve the bike. That’s where a lot of riders are not up to his level, and he keeps pushing above what the bike itself is.”

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