The new Repsol Honda rider, Pol Espargaro, admitted that his relationship with Marc Marquez was better than before. The person concerned admitted that he was ready to make friends with a figure who had been his personal rival since he was a child.
For information, Pol Espargaro and Marc Marquez have indeed been rivals since they were still at Junior Level Racing in Spain. Their rivalry reached its peak when competing for the world title at the 2011 and 2012 MotoGP events.
Both Pol and Marc are strong and aggressive riders, they often undergo tight duels and often touch on the track. In fact, the rivalry between these two figures continues off the track.
But interestingly, since Pol Espargaro followed in his rival’s footsteps to the top class of MotoGP in 2014, it seems that the two of them are no longer involved in fierce rivalries, in fact, their relationship seems quite close.
Regarding this, Espargaro does not deny that his relationship with Marc Marquez is quite good even though it cannot be said to be a friend. Espargaro believes that the similarity of his character to Marquez will form a good partnership in the Repsol Honda team this season.
“I can’t say we are friends, because for me ‘friends’ are sacred words, and I only have a few friends. I have friends in this championship, but with Marc I have a good relationship, much better than that. we have first. ”
“I can have dinner with him or party together. No problem, he is a person who fits my character. We are very similar, “he said via TV3.
Marc Marquez himself has become world champion six times in the last eight years of racing in MotoGP. For this reason, Pol Espargaro is reluctant to miss out when there is an offer to meet a rider from Spain.
“I will meet with the best riders in the world, in the best team in the world, and on the best motorbikes in the world. Defending Repsol Honda is an opportunity I cannot miss,” concluded Espargaro.