Eight-time Champion gave a press convention at Campus Repsol upon his return to Spain
Two days after clinching his eighth World Championship in Thailand, Repsol Honda Group’s Marc Marquez returned to Spain and to Madrid, the assign he visited Campus Repsol on Tuesday morning.
Sooner than his press convention, held in front of larger than 50 journalists, Marquez became once welcomed by Begoña Elices, Executive Managing Director of Communication and Chairman’s Office, and became once given a rousing ovation by workers for the energy firm, who had reach alongside to congratulate him on his achievement.
Repsol Honda & one other sleek World Championship – #8ball 07/10/2019
Alberto Puig, Santi Hernandez and Emilio Alzamora talk us thru the emotion in Thailand, the assign Marquez tied up the 2019 Title
How affect you are feeling coming residence with a novel World Championship?
“I arrived in Spain final night and I’m very pleased to be, not yet in my have residence, but in my wearing residence, because I even contain been with Repsol for heaps of years. They contain got accompanied me right thru my profession and I price them so much. It has been an nearly supreme year, but it for sure can continually be improved. A dream year the assign we took the title – which became once the fundamental arrangement – but we are very happy with the model we accomplished it. And I inform within the plural, because I’m right here, but all my crew, the total folks spherical me, who encourage me day to day are missing.”
How became once the title celebration?
“The social gathering went neatly, I’m unexcited getting my impart abet! We illustrious the title because it deserves to be illustrious, because it’s a World Championship and you by no methodology know when this dream goes to live, so it’s a must-contain to celebrate it to the fullest. We spent the night in Bangkok and had a pleasant time with the total crew. I cannot give crucial capabilities, but there became once dancing, shouting, partying – rather bit of every little thing. This time there became once no karaoke, but it for sure wasn’t crucial.”
How became once this season after the shoulder hurt?
“It’s apparent that within the existence of an athlete there are onerous times and excellent times, adore this one. Subtle eventualities are what win you real and this winter became once one among the toughest in my profession because I couldn’t affect what I adore most on the earth – using my motorbike. I couldn’t prepare, because I wished the operation, but I overcame it with the encourage of the total folks that pushed me. I arrived on the principle glide, perchance not a hundred p.c, but within the absolute top system I would perhaps well well be. You mostly judge that every person which work has to contain a reward. While you start and you gaze the outcomes coming, it presents you even extra strength.”
Final lap battles: Marquez 2 – 0 Quartararo 07/10/2019
A contest is born with the Frenchman going toe-to-toe once extra, taking on the number 93. Relive the absolute top moments from Misano and Thailand
You acknowledged it has been an nearly supreme year. Why, nearly?
“Due to in case you contain gotten an contrivance over self perception it’s when the errors can come. It came about within the glide we least anticipated, which became once Austin, the assign I fell after I became once leading with a four 2d attend. It became once a seemingly done victory and, on story of how relaxed I became once, I fell. That’s why you always contain to be fully centered, you would possibly be ready to’t win perplexed, and it’s a must-contain to be taught from errors. It has been a in point of fact excellent year, but it for sure would not imply that we are in a position to discontinuance working.”
You made your mother endure so much by risking the final corner. How did she react?
“Certain! I had already made her rather wrathful on Friday, because we started the weekend with a immense scare. You receive the hit, but the oldsters spherical you endure critical extra. Each and each my mother, my father; the total family suffers. They contain got been within the abet of me for heaps of years, they’re the crude and, when a four-year-extinct asks for a motorcycle and the daddy or mother would not give it to him, it’s not possible to win right here. But logically they’ve been suffering for heaps of years.”
After the Flag: Marc Marquez makes it magic number 8 07/10/2019
Matt Birt, Steve Day and Simon Crafar give us an in-depth prognosis on the Thailand GP and quilt the total talking capabilities from Buriram
Agostini has acknowledged he believes you would possibly be ready to beat his 15 titles. How affect you are feeling about it?
“I win alongside very neatly with him and I even contain heard these statements. I don’t adore the note not possible, I will by no methodology advise it, but it for sure is kind of not possible. It methodology a hit double what I even contain accomplished to this level. I even contain by no methodology been alive to just a few host or a title – I fair revel in my passion for racing. I feel very lucky that it’s my job, the assign I are attempting and affect my simplest.”
You mostly advise that you win the assign you are attributable to your opponents. How critical affect you would possibly well like Fabio Quartararo and a real Jorge Lorenzo next season?
“The nearer, the upper! We are in an era in MotoGP throughout which the mechanical equality, though the final numbers of the championship affect not deem it, is one among the absolute top it has been. I advise this because there are four factories in a position to a hit races and battling for a World Championship. This methodology that there are not any less than eight bikes with possibilities of a hit races, and it’s one thing that didn’t happen before. It’s a must to perceive how to reinvent yourself, be taught from veterans adore Valentino [Rossi], Jorge or Dovi and likewise from young riders, adore Fabio or Viñales.”
MotoGP™ Thai GP recap: Marquez makes it spruce 8 in Buriram 06/10/2019
The Repsol Honda rider secured the 2019 MotoGP™ World Championship title after an tale final lap battle with Fabio Quartararo
What would perhaps well well be improved from this year?
“It has been a in point of fact excellent year and this is in a position to well perhaps very neatly be anxious to toughen. But one among my idols is Rafa Nadal and in case you gaze him in a match and sweetness what he can affect better, he continually takes a novel step ahead. Or when Messi rankings a perform, you judge all over again that he can’t affect better and then he goes and rankings one other which is better. I are attempting and mannequin myself on them; they’re continually bettering. I will are attempting and be taught from errors. Opponents show you your stage and that is the assign we can are attempting and continue rising.”
Would it not’s a dream so that you can be Champion alongside your brother all over again?
“My brother is working onerous, inserting together a in point of fact excellent year. He is a hit with heart, but there are four races left throughout which he has to narrate the absolute top of himself, prepare the rigidity. Individually I cannot assign extra rigidity than he already has, fair encourage him to revel in it, defend as concentrated as that you would possibly be ready to judge of and push. If you happen to strive to then it would not happen, you contain a transparent judgment of sincere and unsuitable. ”
#8ball – All the World Championship celebrations in Thailand 06/10/2019
Be half of Marc Marquez on the Chang World Circuit to celebrate the Repsol Honda rider’s 8th World Championship
After Friday’s fall, did you take into story slowing down? Why did you are desirous to receive the title in Thailand?
“I wished to win the title in Thailand because it became once the principle match-ball. If you happen to’ve gotten a determined attend within the championship, you ogle novel motivations. I receive to are living within the level to and proceed glide by glide. On Thursday before beginning the Pleasurable Prix I already acknowledged that my arrangement became once to receive this weekend, or no less than are attempting. Then your opponents repeat you whenever you would possibly be ready to or can’t, they provide you the answer at once on observe. That’s why I attempted until the final corner, because it’s extra elegant to affect the championship with a glide receive. Across the season you are constructing and dealing out that you would possibly be ready to even be Champion and it’s a must-contain to ogle the motivation to contain that euphoria in case you circulation the affect line.”
What became once the turning level of the season the assign you saw that you would possibly well perhaps receive the title?
“There contain been two crucial moments this year. The principle became once in Jerez, after Austin’s mistake, after we won within the identical system as we supposed to receive in Austin. There are 25 capabilities, but you show your opponents that your self perception is the identical, that the need and mentality is the identical. And the a form of became once in Barcelona. We won the glide and plenty of opponents contain been unable to derive. It became once a disgrace, because it became once not a mistake of their very have, but they contain been the turning capabilities on this championship.”
Does Honda win a motorcycle for Marc Marquez, or is Marc Marquez the rider who simplest understands Honda?
“Honda makes a motorcycle and the rider has to contain the flexibility to adapt. The definite for our crew and our structure is that the three riders that contain the identical motorbike, Jorge [Lorenzo], Cal [Crutchlow] and I, contain the identical feedback and feedback for evolution. There would possibly be a entire technical community within the abet of us, they’re human, and it’s with the outcomes of their work that it’s a must-contain to perceive how to adapt and win the most out of each and each dispute. ”
What motivation affect you contain gotten for the four final races?
“The principle arrangement I even contain in Japan is to are attempting and affect the glide, because after being a champion, per annum I even contain fallen within the following glide. I already acknowledged in Aragon that my arrangement became once to are attempting and affect on the rostrum within the total final races and it stays the identical, without forgetting that there is a Constructors Championship that we are leading and likewise the Group Championship, which Ducati is now leading, but the Repsol Honda Group is barely 19 capabilities within the abet of and we can defend pushing for it.”
Marquez: “Fabio is one among the fundamental contenders for next year” 06/10/2019
He would perhaps well well fair contain wrapped up the 2019 MotoGP World Championship this day, but Marc is aware of that Fabio fired a vital warning shot for 2020
Take a look at out every 2019 glide LIVE & OnDemand and revel within the total motogp.com video library, alongside with technical parts, exciting interviews and fundamental races, with the MotoGP™ VideoPass