Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez finally spoke up about the fact that his younger brother, Alex Marquez was transferred to the Honda Satellite Team or LCR starting next season.
For information, Alex Marquez was recruited by the Repsol Honda Team earlier this year, in other words he will fight with his own brother, Marc Marquez. Alex’s recruitment was none other than Jorge Lorenzo who decided to hang his helmet suddenly last year.
Interestingly, Alex from the beginning indeed only got a contract duration of one year, even though he was previously a Moto3 and Moto2 World champion.
But what’s even more interesting is Honda’s decision to recruit Pol Espargaro to become the Repsol Team Rider next season. In fact, Alex Marquez himself has not yet made his debut in MotoGP along with the Single Wing Manufacturer.
But HRC didn’t just let go of Alex, they moved the 24-year-old to the Honda LCR Satellite Team next season.
Initially, many believed that Marc Marquez as the brother and Repsol Honda Icon was furious about the decision of the Japanese manufacturer. But speaking to Marca, the eight-time world champion actually claimed to support Honda’s decision.
“They believe the best is Pol so Alex and I moved to LCR with the support of the manufacturer. Pol has more experience in MotoGP, and I think Honda is taking a positive step on Alex, “Marc said.
Nevertheless, there are many parties who think that Honda does not enjoy Alex Marquez, because usually the debutant racer should first defend the satellite team. Call it Casey Stoner, Fabio Quartararo, Franco Morbidelli and others are real examples.
But, Marc Marquez does not agree with this assumption, according to him it is absolutely no problem defending the Manufacturing team first as long as there is support.
“It is not natural if (debutants) directly defend the manufacturer’s team. There are cases like me, but it is logical that it is better to defend the satellite team first, like Franco, Fabio or Casey, ”
“After all, Alex will be able to support the manufacturer, and I’m happy for him. This move is positive for Alex. He will get his own chance to reach a good level in MotoGP, “said the 27-year-old racer.