MotoGP: Marc Marquez: I will take the same risks, I cannot ride otherwise | MotoGP
In a Youtube video for Honda, Marquez opens up on the level of trust he has in his crew, many of whom have accompanied him throughout his MotoGP career
“The people around me are the most important,” Marquez said. “Because I’m a person you can [think], ‘he’s really strong’. Yeah, I can be strong, it depends on the situation, but I need to have the people [around me] that if for any reason I have a doubt, I must share everything. If it’s good or bad news.
“It’s impossible to keep everything to yourself… With my [crew], it’s like my bunker. Inside the track, I’m able to talk [with] them, about everything and they are able to speak with me, or against me. Because I will understand and I will accept, because we trust each other.
Such unfiltered communication is particularly important in difficult times, as is currently the case not only for Marquez – who is currently recovering from fourth surgery on his right arm – but also for Honda, who is struggling to finish in the top. ten.
“Everyone is doing their 100 per cent, but now in a difficult situation, the most important thing is to keep everyone motivated,” said Marquez, who returned to the Red Bull Ring MotoGP paddock for an update. first-hand on Honda’s situation. and plans for the future.
“It’s so hard to try new things on a race weekend. Because you have to set up the bike, check the tires and [often] the weather changes between morning and afternoon. This makes it difficult to try out a new chassis or swingarm on a race weekend.
“The most important thing is that everyone accepts in the team that we are going through a difficult moment and as soon as you accept [that]it’s time to work, it’s time to try to figure out the best way to improve for the future.
Recently cleared to start training on motorbikes, Marquez is now on the verge of what will be the fourth return from injury since July 2020. A return to MotoGP at the next Misano test on September 6-7 seems possible – but Marquez admits he’s taking a much more cautious approach to injuries.
“The fear of your future, for example, the situation I went through about the injury, two years ago, I didn’t feel it,” he said. “Two years ago, I said ‘my body is made for cycling’.
“Of course, the [level of] the risk I take on the track will always be the same, because that’s my mentality and I can’t ride otherwise.
“But the way of approaching injuries, the way of approaching my future, is changing. Not just for me [with my injuries] but because it’s not the same mentality at 20 and 30.
Marquez will turn 30 next February.