Honda team manager gives an update on Marc Marquez’s future with the team following Dutch GP disaster

Marc Marquez’s future with Honda could go either ways following a tough situation for both the parties.

Honda team manager gives an update on Marc Marquez’s future with the team following Dutch GP disaster

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Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez isn’t at the best position right now to fight for wins or to help with Honda’s bike development. His abilities and the bike’s abilities seem to be at a standstill following multiple crashes this season alone. It has been a tough year for both the Marc and Honda till now. Amidst the misery, the Spaniard has gone on to state that this is the “worst moment of his MotoGP career” apart from his injuries in 2020 when it comes to his struggles during the weekend.

In the 8 races that have taken place this season, Marc Marquez is yet to finish a single one. Crashes and retirements have been the boom for the 8 time world champion. He had withdrawn from the German GP due to the injuries sustained. However, a few crashes in Assen led to the Honda rider not being allowed to race in Sunday’s GP as he was not medically cleared.

The race itself was won by Pecco Bagnaia who leads the rider’s championship by a huge margin. With his current Honda, he is not even close to the top runners in terms of pace. However, he has a high paying contract with the team till the end of 2024. Nevertheless, there are many questions that have come up regarding the Honda rider’s future in the sport. Alberto Puig was asked if Marc would still be with his team next season, and he replied: “I have to think yes.”

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Alberto Puig thinks Marc Marquez will be with Honda for the near future

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

In an interview, here is what he had to say. “I think every person is free to do what he wants in life, and Honda is not a company that wants to have people that are not happy being in Honda,” he said. “So of course, we have a contract with him, but also Honda respects Marc a lot and I want to think yes [Marquez will be a Honda rider in 2024], based on the contract, but I don’t have a magic ball,” the Honda rider continued.

With the summer break coming after this, the riders won’t be racing for 6 weeks which makes the situation even more complicated. Things aren’t really looking well for Honda in recent times. Alex Rins is the topmost Honda rider in the championship standings. After Sunday’s shenanigans at the Dutch GP, many think that this will be Marc Marquez’s last year racing. Do you think Marc will retire from the sport at the end of the year?

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