Marquez’s determination to race a year-old Ducati and finish ties with the manufacturing unit Honda squad a season early comes amidst a troublesome interval for the Japanese producer.
He has signed solely a one-year cope with Gresini, telling the assembled media on the Indonesian Grand Prix final weekend that he has accomplished so to discover whether or not he can find his enjoyment for driving a MotoGP bike once more.
Talking to British broadcaster TNT Sport, Alex Marquez admitted his brother will think about retirement on the finish of 2024 if he nonetheless doesn’t get pleasure from his racing – however believes the entire doubts he has will vanish after his first take a look at of the Ducati in Valencia in November.
“It’s what he stated, the sense to have one 12 months is to see if once more if he enjoys this world,” Alex Marquez, who missed the Indonesian GP resulting from an ongoing rib harm, stated.
“He’s actually [open] to me, and he says ‘okay, if I don’t get pleasure from I’ll retire’. It’s like this.
“It’s a chance that now’s on. So, he needs to see if he can get pleasure from once more, if he might be quick after his harm.
“I don’t have any doubts however he has his doubts. He has all the explanations to have them as a result of I had them on the Honda bike final 12 months.
“However I’m positive in Valencia after in the future already he’ll get pleasure from it so much and this stuff [doubts] he has in his head will disappear actually quick.”
Alex Marquez, Gresini Racing
Photograph by: Srinivasa Krishnan
Marc Marquez’s Indonesian GP proved to be a troublesome one, as he crashed out of each races on the Mandalika monitor.
It took his complete of falls for the season to 23, additional highlighting why he has determined to go away the RV213V in 2024.
Talking to DAZN after the grand prix, Marquez stated: “It’s not taking too lengthy [to get to the end of the season].
“I need to apologise to the staff, this weekend we now have gone from extra to much less; usually it was the opposite approach round.
“Now it’s time to take a bit of step again. Within the final races, from India, it appeared that we had been additional forward.
“You get inspired, you see your self extra with the primary [riders] and this makes you lose your reference. Now it’s time to return to the mentality of Silverstone and Montmelo, take a bit of step again and end races.”
Commenting on his GP crash, he stated: “I used to be very calm. After the dash I used to be very calm, I’ve not been pressured.
“But it surely was a kind of falls that you don’t see coming. With out warning I fell. It’s worse to fall attempting to not fall than to push.
“[In the sprint] I understood the autumn, [but] not at this time [in the grand prix].”