MotoGp, Marc Marquez reflects on the most difficult moment and makes an admission
Marc Marquez reflects on the past few difficult seasons
Since the crash in Jerez in 2020, Marc Marquez has managed to take very little satisfaction: first repeated physical problems, then an uncompetitive bike, have meant that in the last three and a half years the number 93 has recorded a total of 3 victories (all in 2021), 5 podium appearances in races and one in the inaugural Sprint race this season, 11 race retirements and 4 before the start, not to mention the 26 MotoGp weekends skipped due to injury. A nightmare that number 93 discussed, among other things, in an interview with the ‘BBC’.
“My career seemed very easy, I won so many races and eight world championships. Then the nightmare started,” he said, “I suffered a lot in these three years, I wouldn’t lie if I said that sometimes I thought about quitting but it’s certainly not a kind of decision you make overnight.
“That those who still tell me it’s time to quit,” Marquez further stated, “but most people spur me on to try again, to continue: that’s what I’m doing. The passion is there, the motivation as well: I need to get back to finding a way to have fun on the track, that would be really important.”
“As of today we can’t think about winning the championship,” the Honda Catalan continued. “In Le Mans I was fast, I was fighting for second place, but I crashed. At Mugello I was in the top five, but I fell again. I was taking too many risks, we are not ready to be there. The speed is there though, I can do it: we have to find a way to be fast without taking risks.”