Marc Marquez might feel a mix of emotions closing this chapter in his career. It concluded dramatically with a significant highside incident following contact with title contender Jorge Martin in the Valencia MotoGP. Although this was the last race for him, the Spaniard took his last task in the Honda team seriously.
He gave his best, but unfortunately, he failed to achieve his goal. Marquez doesn't seem particularly frustrated.
“It was not the best ending [with Honda] but honestly speaking I was approaching the weekend like I was fighting for the World Championship.
I was super concentrated, tried to find the best,” Marquez told MotoGP.com, quoted by crash.net! “Yesterday we achieved a podium and today, OK, was not our mistake, because maybe Martin was too optimistic on that overtake on Turn 4.
But I will not push against him."
Marc Marquez on the battle with Jorge Martin
Marquez isn't upset with Martin. He understood the significance of this race for himself and did everything possible to reach his goal.
"I completely understand his mentality.
He was full attacking, he was fighting for a championship and as a rider I will not complain. I know that he knows that he did a mistake. But OK, it’s acceptable because he was fighting for a championship. Unfortunately, we were on the receiving end!" The Spaniard is looking forward to a new chapter in his career.
The fact that in recent years Marquez has not been able to do great things at Honda. He realized that it was time for something completely new. “Today the podium was possible because the pace was there, but the party was the same in the garage [after] we enjoyed it a lot.
It’s true I was a little bit… It was a big highside and still I’m not full focused! Now it's time to recover to start the new chapter tomorrow”.