The Spanish MotoGP rider Alex Marquez it already looks its new colors Repsol Honda with those who will make the leap next season to the queen category, “a dream” double to compete at the highest level and do it with “a team with so much history”, “so many legends” as his own brother Marc, whom he sees as “a help”.
“It’s a dream to go to MotoGP, but it’s more like going to a factory team. Go to a team like Repsol Honda, with so much history, where so many great riders have passed, so many motorcycle legends that have marked many an era. It’s a challenge and it’s a very nice challenge, “he said Thursday in statements provided by his team.
The one in Cervera dressed for the first time with the colors of the most successful team in history, a call that did not hesitate to answer. “I said yes at the first moment. I know the magnitude of the challenge, but I feel prepared for it. It is an incredible opportunity for me and when you burn your stage in Moto2 in the best way, which is winning the title, the natural step is go to MotoGP, “he said.
“When you put the Repsol Honda team in front of you, you can never say no and I didn’t think it for a second. A rookie season is almost always from less to more and progressing little by little. Now I just think about giving it best of me in the preseason and get to Qatar in the best possible way, “he added.
Dressed as a Repsol Honda driver, the Moto2 world champion he explained his emotions. “It is the first time I have seen this and when I look at my hands it is as if I saw my brother by my side, because it is rare to see the orange sleeves. For me it is an honor to wear these colors and we will defend them from the best possible way, “he confessed, before assessing the coming season.
“The goal is to progress and not stagnate. I’m focused on the preseason, to take advantage of every day I have on my Honda and to understand it. Before Qatar I can set a more realistic goal, we will see what position we can be in and how prepared we are both the team and me and how we focus the season, “he said.
Alex will have as a teammate and rival his brother Marc, a challenge you see as positive. “You have to face it naturally; in the end we are both professionals and each one will have his part of the box, his technical team, his mechanics and should be focused on his work one hundred percent. Personally, I will try to take advantage of having the Champion six times from the MotoGP World by my side, to learn as much as I can from him, “he said.
“He is the pilot who always achieves the most benefit from the Honda in all conditions, in all circuits. He manages to get that elegance to the Honda and get 110%, so having it next to me can be a help. But now not as a brother, but as a teammate. Marc’s great virtue is his willingness to always overcome and never have enough. Even when everything is going very well, he knows how to improve the weaknesses he sees. I think that is the virtue that makes each year more competitive, “he added.