In the last few days, there have been rumors that Marc Marquez could ride for Gresini Ducati for free. However, in an exclusive interview with AS, the Spaniard denied such rumors. Looking at the history of this sport, there hasn't been a driver who has given up a salary.
Marquez emphasized that he is not a person for whom money is a priority. “I can't think of anyone who has done something like that, but I'm sure there are some. Obviously money is important to everyone, and anyone who says no is lying, but it has never been my number one priority.
Look, I live an hour and a quarter from Andorra…”- Marquez said, as quoted by crash.net!
Marc Marquez and Andora
Marquez went to Andorra many years ago, and that caused a lot of reactions from the Spaniards.
They were disappointed with Marc's move, and there were rumors that he was there because of a different tax law. However, Marquez lived there for three years and returned to Spain. “I was very young. And I had a house in Andorra for three or four years,” he said.
“In fact, this winter, if I am physically well, I will go to Andorra and I no longer have a house there, because I couldn't use it due to injuries and I sold it, but I will go to a hotel for a few days. I have the Pyrenees right next to me and I like them.
If it were for money, I would have already gone to live there”.
The great Moto GP driver also revealed whether he benefited from the tax laws in Madrid. “Yes, but if I did it for that reason, I would go to Andorra, which is an hour and a half from home.
Getting back to giving up so much money, I'm in a different position right now. During these years, I have been lucky that everything has gone well for me in all aspects and for me it is no longer a priority. Although next year, I tell you, I will continue to be one of the highest paid on the grid”.