Repsol Honda will enter the new season with a great duo: Marc Marquez and Joan Mir. They will have huge ambitions this season. Marc Marquez talked about expectations. “If one [Repsol Honda] rider cannot win then the other must win!
So both of us need to be capable of winning races - if you wear these colours you have to, it’s a must. He’s [Mir] coming from a different brand but in Valencia and Malaysia we were both going in the same direction [with our feedback].
I really hope that we will both be competing in the races, fighting for the top positions."-he said, as quoted by crash.net Despite the injuries, Marquez is still focused on his greatest love: Moto GP. It looks like he is fully recovered, and we can expect the real Marquez.
“You’re always very passionate in the pre-season, very optimistic. We have a great dream team, Repsol Honda. It’s true the last 2-3 years of my career I’ve had injuries, but I’m great now. I’ve been working a lot this winter, also Honda has worked a lot to further improve the bike.
If we combine all these elements we can only have the best results in this championship”.
Joan Mir on his team
Joan Mir could not hide his admiration for the new team. He set huge goals for himself. The fact that Marc Marquez is his teammate will give him additional motivation.
“It’s a great honour for me. I’m nervous and very excited to wear these colours. I can’t wait to start the season and I’m thankful to be part of this team, with such a great history,” Mir said at today’s Repsol Honda team launch.
“This is a fresh new change and being partnered with a rider like Marc is the best way to benchmark yourself. I’m comparing myself with the best rider in the world."