The 2014 Moto3 world champion and 2019 Moto2 title winner made his debut in MotoGP with Honda in 2020, taking the place of Jorge Lorenzo on the manufacturing unit squad.
Scoring two podiums in his rookie marketing campaign, the youthful Marquez brother was moved to LCR for 2021 on a two-year deal instantly with Honda.
Nonetheless, outcomes have didn’t stay as much as these of his rookie marketing campaign, with Marquez managing a better of seventh to this point in a 2022 marketing campaign through which he has scored simply 26 factors.
His place at LCR has been below menace in latest weeks because the rider market has kicked into excessive gear, with Suzuki’s Alex Rins closely linked together with his place on the Honda satellite tv for pc workforce.
Chatting with Autosport’s Spanish language counterpart Motorsport.es, LCR boss Lucio Cecchinello all however confirmed Marquez’s departure on the finish of the yr.
“We completely perceive that Alex is discovering it more durable and more durable to remain on a motorcycle that, sadly, will not be being as aggressive as he deserves for his exhausting work and dedication,” he mentioned.
“We are going to proceed to offer Alex all the very best we are able to till the top, nevertheless it’s tough for him to seek out the motivation if he sees that he does not have entry to do good outcomes.”
Alex Marquez, Workforce LCR Honda
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Marquez’s departure from LCR on the finish of the yr all however confirms Rins’ arrival on the workforce, which was first reported by Autosport earlier this week.
Commenting on Rins, Cecchinello confirmed talks have taken place with the Spaniard’s supervisor and hopes to have a deal closed by the top of the Dutch GP this weekend.
“We’ve spoken with Rins’ agent and now we have understood one another on many issues,” Cecchinello added.
“I hope this weekend right here in Assen to fulfill with him once more and make extra progress, I want to shut it earlier than the summer time break, as this yr could be very lengthy.”
Rins mentioned earlier on Thursday at Assen that he was in a “snug” place concerning his future as he evaluated a number of “attention-grabbing” choices.
With Marquez nearing a Gresini Ducati seat – taking Enea Bastianini’s place as he’ll both be moved as much as Pramac or Ducati’s manufacturing unit squad – this might counsel Miguel Oliveira’s anticipated signing to the outfit is not going to come off in spite of everything.
The KTM rider’s primary choices now seem like accepting a return to Tech3 subsequent yr or be part of the RNF Racing workforce aboard Aprilia equipment.
Present Gresini rookie Fabio Di Giannantonio additionally famous on Thursday at Assen that he expects to know his future this weekend, with the Mugello poleman more likely to keep put.