Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez announced that he does not intend to leave MotoGP in 2024 or compete in another category like Fernando Alonso.
Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez announced that he does not intend to leave MotoGP in 2024 or compete in another category like Fernando Alonso. Marquez ended speculation about his future after a difficult 2023 season and said he would stick to his contract with Honda.
Marquez could not compete with the Honda RC2023V in the 213 season and could only reach the podium once. Marquez, an eight-time world champion, is currently behind even his former teammate Dani Pedrosa, who has raced two races into the standings.
Marquez's situation at Honda has led to various rumors about his future. Some sources claimed that Marquez would switch to Gresini Ducati in 2024. However, Marquez rejected these claims and stated that his contract with Honda continued until 2024.
Marquez was also not satisfied with the first test of the 2024 Honda prototype in Misano. Marquez said the bike still needed development and did not reach the performance level he wanted.
Marquez said at the Estrella Galicia event in Spain that he was not considering taking a break from MotoGP or competing elsewhere.
"Staying at home would be plan D, but I'm not thinking about it," Marquez said.
“I feel motivated, very enthusiastic and at a high level. I'm physically bad zam"I thought about it at times, but now I feel good even if the results don't come." said.
Marquez has also brushed aside thoughts of taking a year off to pursue other opportunities in racing, as double F1 champion Alonso did when he left McLaren between 2019-2020 before returning to the series with Alpine in 2021.
"Only Fernando Alonso, who has an inhuman talent, can do this," Marquez said about taking a break from MotoGP to race elsewhere.
“When a team is in a critical situation, it looks for solutions whether they are possible or not. There is plan A, B or C, or plan C, B, A – there is no order.” said.
Marquez admitted that he “made a mistake” by pushing as if he was challenging for the title in the first part of the season, which led to “many accidents and injuries”.
"As long as I'm seventh or eighth, it's fine, but when I'm 15th, like in Montmelo, it becomes more complicated," Marquez said.
“You have to start building a foundation. "In the first part of the season, I made the mistake of approaching it as if I was fighting for the championship, and that wasn't possible."
“This resulted in many accidents and injuries.”
“Right now I will try to be successful with Honda. "Whether that's one year, two years, three years." said.