Marc Márquez continues to think about what to do with his future ahead of 2024. Whether to continue at Honda, in the team where he has won all his titles in the premier category, or change his scene in search of lifting a World Cup again that seems impossible today. today with the Japanese team. It is precisely in Japan where a new MotoGP event is being held this weekend and the Spanish rider has sown all doubts about next year.
The Spanish driver commented this Thursday at the gates of the Japanese Grand Prix in Motegi, with the Honda staff present, that perhaps he is already “convinced” about his future although “everyone” tells him what he wants to hear to try to make one decision or another, whether to continue at Honda or change to another project.
«Everyone says what they have to say to convince me. Maybe I’m already convinced. I have never said left or right, I have only said that I want the best solution and the best for the project. That is where we are working together with Honda, with whom I have a very special relationship,” Márquez commented at a press conference about his future.
In this sense, after commenting days ago that he had up to three possible future plans, he added that he now has “a clear mind.” «On a mental level I have no doubt about myself or what is best for this situation. We have been working, since the last races, very hard to find the best solution and provide a better future for the project and achieve the best results as soon as possible,” he explained.
On the other hand, he confirmed that the Indian Grand Prix was “very positive” for the team and that, at home, they hope to follow in that footsteps. «I was working well, very solid apart from the small fall in turn 1 when I was chasing the Ducati looking for the podium. I was able to resume the race, the rhythm was there,” he recalled about his career, which was aiming for a podium until that fall.
«I have enjoyed it, without a doubt. If you are there in the ‘Top 5’ you have different feelings, even the mentality is completely different. But I have never given up, my commitment is unchanged even if I fight for ‘Top 15’. Let’s see if I can have a good performance here and be at a high level,” he opened up about Buddh’s good feelings, including the podium in the Sprint race on Saturday.
«Here we have some ‘stop and go’ corners, I think it will not be like in India but I think we will be able to have better performance than in Silverstone or Catalunya. There are no expectations, we will wait for FP1 to understand where we are », he revealed about his goals in Motegi.
Regarding the new 2024 calendar for MotoGP, with a record of 22 Grand Prix, it was somewhat contrary. «There are many, 22 races. They pay us for it, yes, but there are 44 races with the sprints and if you look at the injury rate this year, there are many. And part of it is in the first laps of sprint races. There are too many injuries. With the previous format it was already good, but we will have to get used to it,” he noted.
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