The eight-time world champion has spent his total stint in MotoGP working with Santi Hernandez as his crew chief, who stepped as much as the premier class with him from Moto2.
That won’t be long-time crew chief Hernandez, with Gresini confirming on Friday on the Indonesian Grand Prix that Marquez will work alongside Frankie Carchedi.
Marquez says he isn’t going into his new partnership “with my eyes closed”, as he is aware of what Carchedi is able to, however concedes it is going to be odd to depart Hernandez behind.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Workforce, Santi Hernandez, Repsol Honda Workforce
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“Yeah, as you recognize Gresini confirmed that subsequent yr I’ll work with Frankie,” Marquez, who was sixth after apply in Indonesia, started.
“That might be unusual for me, however I already knew once I signed with them as a result of I’ve been working with Santi for 13 years in a row.
“It will likely be unusual, however I settle for that scenario as a result of I do know that Frankie is a exact man.
“I don’t go there with my eyes closed. I’m knowledgeable on who he’s and I do know he’s working in a great way.
“He’s exact, he has good routines, and he’s world champion with Joan Mir.
“So, I hope to have a very good relationship with him from the start, begin the work and the discover one of the best on the race observe.”
Marquez additionally revealed who he’ll take with him to Gresini, including: “Javi Ortiz, it is going to be. He’s the tyre and pitwall identify, and the gasoline man.
“It will likely be him, I’ll carry just one. It’s a really late resolution and I don’t wish to break up the Repsol Honda team, and I don’t wish to destroy additionally the Gresini workforce that has its household.
“I’ve solely one-year contract, so for one yr it’s okay. For the long run, we are going to see.”