Alex Marquez fully satisfied with his first impact with the Ducati Desmosedici. His brother Marc could be tempted by the same temptation.
The Irta test in Valencia was the first opportunity for Alex Marquez to get on the Ducati Desmosedici GP. After three difficult seasons with the Honda brand, the two-time world champion went in search of new stimuli and no bike better than the Red from Borgo Panigale could offer them. At his disposal he will have a prototype similar to the one with which Pecco Bagnaia won the world title, certainly an incentive to plan a 2023 season in the limelight.
He got acquainted with his new team Gresini Racing and enjoyed a good feeling with the new bike. At the end of the test the younger of the Marquez brothers was radiant, unlike Marc who complained of problems and a lack of useful updates on his Honda. Too bad that the season is over and that Alex will have to wait for the next outing on the track in February, at the Sepang track, to try again those good sensations on the Ducati. “I felt very good from the start, but I still know that I still have a lot to learn“.
Alex Marquez tempts his brother Marc
The support of the Ducati top management was also excellent, starting with Gigi Dall’Igna, who visited his corner of the garage during the test day to get to know his first impressions. “I feel very supported and that surprised me too“Alex Marquez added to ‘Marca’. “Being on a satellite team, but having all the support of the House surprised me a lot“.
The secret of one Ducati winning is easy to explain: “I think they have a very solid foundation behind them, they have worked hard, they try new things, they never stop working even though they are, like now, at the top“. On his return home he embarked on the journey with his brother Marc Marquez, not fully satisfied with the work done so far by the HRC engineers. “When you try something different and it doesn’t work, it is clear that you get angry and can go home pissed off“.
For many, his arrival at Ducati could be a forerunner to see his brother Marc in red in three years … “Surely he would have other problems than he has now“, Concluded Alex Marquez. “You can see that it is a competitive bike and that, after all, this bike has something more“. A good connoisseur a few words.