Ducati is not interested in “an alien like Márquez”

Beyond the successes, if there is something that has characterized the relationship they established Honda and Marc Marquez since the Spaniard arrived at MotoGP in 2013, it has been loyalty. Not even the challenge of winning with different mounts attracted a pilot who I just wanted to keep winning with the Japanese factory and the trust between them grew in such a way that the mark of the golden wing signed his longest contract in history (four years, something unusual in the World Cup) and had all the patience necessary for the recovery of the ilerdense, while he, on his return has continued to maintain trust in a team that continues to promise a motorcycle at the level of an eight-time champion.

Remember that Marc wanted to win with Honda and if not, he would seek his life. But his departure from the Japanese garage remains for now “a rumor that has appeared due to the situation in which Honda is these last two years.” But the reality is different: “I’m not considering a change of scenery.” Márquez recognizes in motorsport that his objective is to fulfill that contract with HRC that in his day, he was deprived of, among others, by Ducati. Precisely the Italian brand has been one of the ones that has obtained the most benefit in the absence of the Spanish pilot and although at the time the praise was constant towards the pilot who dominated the maximum displacement in the last decade, now that the World Championship has returned to the Borgo Panigale house the argument has changed.

“It’s not that Ducati doesn’t need an alien like Marc, is that he already has his own”, it states Paolo Ciabatti, sports director of the Italian factory in Motorsport, in reference to a Bagnaia that brought glory back to the see of Bologna. In Borgo Panigale they now fully trust the talent of the house and although they are clear that “never say Never”, Márquez’s age is decisive in this thought: “He is 30 years old and we have pilots five and six years younger, with room for growth. I don’t think Ducati needs Marc, And I say it with the utmost respect.”

But can you imagine a team that thinks of winning by closing the door on the most successful and dominant driver of the last decade? Ducati, neither: “Obviously, If you call us tomorrow to ask for a meeting, we won’t hang up on you”. You only need to look back a few years, with the arrival in 2017 of a Jorge Lorenzo who landed in the Italian garage at precisely Márquez’s current age. And that means that although the feeling in Bologna is that “the time for Marc to sign for Ducati was a few years ago”, you never know what can happen.

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