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The one-time Moto3 and Moto2 world champion introduced forward of the summer season break in June that he could be becoming a member of the Gresini Ducati squad subsequent season.
Talking solely to Motorsport.com on the British Grand Prix earlier in August, the youthful Marquez brother mentioned a lack of “motivation” to proceed with Honda – coupled with HRC’s personal need to shake up its rider line-up – prompted his choice to search for a journey elsewhere in 2023.
Regardless of his impending exit, Marquez says he’ll proceed to supply Honda will the entire knowledge it wants this yr to enhance its bike for 2023.
“I imply, the nice factor is that Honda mentioned earlier than that that the bike has an issue, that they should undergo, that they should enhance in a great way,” Marquez informed Motorsport.com
“However then additionally they determined to alter all of the riders. I am an individual that when issues do not go in the precise manner, the most effective factor is to alter all the pieces – that is in my mindset.
“Possibly that is additionally Honda’s mindset, however they’ve a whole lot of work. I am an expert rider and I’ve a contract till 31 December – or the final race, I do not know precisely.
“And I shall be skilled to that time, serving to Honda, as a result of they gave me the chance to go to MotoGP.
“They know they’ve a whole lot of work and so they have to alter a whole lot of issues to work and to be within the degree of the European producers, that made a very good step within the final 4, 5 years.”
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Marquez’s struggles on the Honda have come as a shock given he scored two podiums on the manufacturing facility squad in 2020 as a rookie.
He admits the step ahead with the 2021 bike wasn’t the development that was hoped for, whereas additionally acknowledging his feedback could not have been heeded given his inexperience.
“In 2020, I had a very good finish of the season and I used to be actually completely satisfied within the workforce and all the pieces,” he added.
“Simply, I imply they comply with a approach to method. Possibly it is regular that a rookie’s feedback are perhaps not the exact ones, or this. However I believe it was the right one I gave to them.
“They adopted one other manner or one other concept, I’ll say, and the 21 bike was not the development that we anticipated and it was [different] for my driving type.
“So, in that time I began to wrestle and we noticed in 21 at first we additionally struggled lots.
“Then, in the midst of 21 season we began to alter a whole lot of issues, as is regular, from 20.
“However being in a satellite tv for pc workforce it was not going actually quick, these enhancements. So, it was not likely straightforward for us to take and have all these enhancements.
“The official ones have that time, so it was regular that they made a very good step after Austria I believe and we have been extra restricted by the issues that we’ve got.”