Marc Marquez particularly nervous after the Valencia test. The multiple Repsol Honda champion could decide to change his livery.
Brothers Alex and Marc Marquez are the double face of the medal at the end of MotoGP 2022. Together they returned to their home in Madrid after the Valencia test a month ago. The youngest happy after his first experience riding the Ducati Desmosedici GP of his new team Gresini Racingthe other particularly nervous after trying several updates on the RC-V that have led to nothing positive.
Alex Marquez said goodbye to the Honda brand after three difficult years. The debut in 2020 had led to collecting two podiums, but even before racing his first Grand Prix he had already been “relegated” to the LCR satellite team for 2021. A move that has never come of his mind already, but which had to willingly accept. “I couldn’t tell. I tried to refuse, then talking to Marc and Emilio Alzamora (the former manager, ed) I accepted. Despite having the same contract, I no longer had the same support“.
Ducati hypothesis for Marc Marquez
Despite being the brother of the multiple champion Marc Marquez, have never had an eye for him. Especially in the 2023 MotoGP season he didn’t get any help from the Japanese manufacturer, never a useful update since the start of the World Championship in Qatar. Then after the summer break, when his move to Gresini was now official, he didn’t receive any updates. “When they transferred me to LCR I felt alone and unimportant“.
Since the first test with Gresini the music has changed. The general manager of Ducati Corse, Gigi Dall’Igna, held a meeting in his garage, despite not having a direct contract with the Borgo Panigale manufacturer. It will be a serene and hopeful winter for the two-time world champion, aware that next year he will have a competitive bike at his disposal and the results will depend above all on him.
For many it could be the bridgehead for Marc in view of the 2025 season. A hypothesis that should not be excluded according to the younger of Cervera’s brothers. “Marc was black angry – he confessed to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’ -. I asked him if he’d tried anything new, he said yes, but nothing worked, that’s it. I just told him that Ducati was different. Even if it’s my brother, I want to beat him“. These will be two decisive years for the eight-time world champion, who is waiting for a competitive bike from the next one testing in Sepang in the month of February. “If Honda does its job, it’s unlikely that he will go away. But if the bike can’t fight for the World Championship, then it will be possible“.