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    15 June 2023

    Marquez stands by Honda MotoGP contract, saying it was a well-considered decision.

    Marc Marquez: No Regrets Over Honda Contract Despite Tough Season

    The eight-time world champion, Marc Marquez, is having a tough season so far. He’s yet to see a chequered flag in any grand prix in 2023 and has only scored a mere 15 points from the opening six rounds of the championship. Although he missed three with injury, his recent crashes at Italian Grand Prix last weekend have left him feeling mentally drained.

    Marquez Insists on His Decision to Sign Four-Year Deal with Honda

    Despite talks that Marquez should extract himself from the massive four-year deal he signed with Honda at the start of 2020 (which expires next season), he insists that there are no regrets about signing it as he couldn’t have foreseen what unfolded next.

    “In that moment it was not a mistake, and still I believe it was not a mistake especially because I couldn’t have imagined breaking my arm or having four surgeries on my humerus,” said Marquez ahead of German GP.

    “I didn’t imagine there would be pandemics; I didn’t imagine those pandemics would affect Asia more than Europe. All these things you cannot control.”

    Honda Stablemates Injured Ahead Of Sachsenring Race

    Honda stablemates Alex Rins and Joan Mir suffered injuries during their crashes at Mugello race which made them unable to attend Sachsenring race. When asked if this fact makes him worried about another injury, Marquez replied:

    “I’m not worried about another injury. If you are, you are not fast on the racetrack.”

    However, he acknowledges that his current risks and riding style in difficult conditions may lead to future injuries.

    Honda Management Needs To React Soon

    Marquez had a meeting with senior Honda management during the Italian GP weekend to discuss the marque’s current problems. According to him:

    “The meeting was important; the feeling was good in the meeting. But now of course in the future, but not far future, we need some reaction [from Honda]. We have very good riders at Honda and we need something more to fight for top positions.”

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