Repsol Honda Team rider Marc Marquez disagrees with the team manager, Alberto Puig regarding his recent statement.
For information, Alberto Puig did look cynical at seeing Fabio Quartararo’s victory in the first MotoGP Series this season last week. According to him, El Diablo’s victory did not deserve recognition because Marc Marquez could not reach the finish line.
The eight-time world champion indeed failed to reach the finish line after a severe accident on lap 22.
Not only that, if there were other riders who managed to become champions, he said the riders were not true champions because they did not compete with Marc Marquez.
“To be honest, if it wasn’t Marc who won the world title, I don’t think anyone who wins will be 100% proud and satisfied knowing that number one rider doesn’t participate in many races,” Puig said as reported by MotoGP.com.
What was said by Alberto Puig immediately drew criticism from a number of Paddock MotoGP including Jack Miller, who was certain to be a tandem for Marc Marquez next season.
In fact, Marc Marquez himself also stressed that he disagrees with the manager.
Marc Marquez stressed that whoever won the championship, even if he did not participate, the rider was indeed worthy and better than the other riders on the track.
“If you become a world champion, it means it’s because you are doing something better than other riders. So the title value will be the same. This is important. Of course we all like to fight against each other”
“We are happy if we are all on the track together, and we want to win the world title with all the rivals on the track. But if someone is injured, then it is not your fault, and the value of the title will remain the same no matter what happens, “concluded Marquez.
Marc Marquez himself was declared fit and fit to play at the Andalusian Grand Prix last weekend. But in the end the Spaniard chose not to go down.
In the second series at the Jerez Circuit on July 26 yesterday, Fabio Quartararo returned to be the fastest.