It was not easy for Marc Marquez to make the decision to leave Honda and join Gresini Ducati. Many thought that the Spaniard would stay at Honda until the end of his career, but the fact that they couldn't give him what he wanted forced Marquez to change his team.
Before deciding, Marc decided to call Dani Pedrosa and ask him for advice. "I called Dani Pedrosa on Sunday in Japan,” Marquez told DAZN, as quoted by crash.net! “I was in the room after the race: ‘Dani, can I call you?’ And I called him.
What did I ask him? No, let him tell you this if he wants. But yes, I called him to him because he has been at Honda for many years."
Marc Marquez on Pedrosa's advice
The Spaniard did not want to reveal what Pedrosa told him.
However, Pedrosa's experience and wisdom were apparently the reason why Marquez decided to seek his advice. "What did he say to me? Let him tell it if he wants, I mean, let's see if he's going to get angry. But I called him to ask for advice rider to rider.
Not ‘what should I do?’ Or ‘what shouldn't I do?’ Because he is a KTM rider and worker. I have always had a very good relationship with Dani, he helped me a lot”. When you are in one team for so long and achieve such great success, it is difficult to make a 'non-popular' decision and join another team.
However, Marquez knew that if he wanted to progress, staying at Honda would be a bad option for him. "When you make a decision like that at first it's hard, but then a weight goes off your shoulders”. Many believe that Marc could do great things in the new team. It's time for him to turn over a new leaf in his career and show his quality.