Six-time MotoGP champion Marc Márquez says staying with Honda beyond 2024 is “my dream”, but if HRC can’t produce a title-winning MotoGP bike “find the best for me”, he said he would.
Marc Márquez made his Honda debut in 2013 and won the title at his first attempt. The Marquez/Honda bond has won 6 titles, 59 victories, 100 podiums and 63 pole positions in the MotoGP class.
At the start of 2020, Marquez Marquez signed a four-year extension with Honda until the end of 2024. However, the last three seasons have been plagued by injuries, including a serious broken right arm in Jerez in 2020. From Since then, she has undergone four surgeries.
At the same time, Honda also fell, with 2022 being their second winless season in three years.
Marc Márquez expressed a lot of “respect” for how Honda handled his absence due to injury. He wants to stay with Honda beyond 2024 when his contract is renewed, but he has suggested he is open to a move if Honda can’t supply him with a winning bike.
“The way they behaved, the way they talked, the way they took care of me in the last two years that I’ve been injured has been special and I have a lot of respect for Honda,” said Marc Márquez.
“I know it’s not normal, it was special and I will continue to have full respect for Honda.”
“Now that 2022 is over, my heart is just to get back on top with Honda. Of course, if you don’t feel like you have the tools, you could see what works best for you.”
“I already told you.”
“But now I just want to stay with Honda in 2022 and my goal is to stay with Honda. But my biggest goal is to win the championship. So that’s what I’m looking for in the future. It’s about being there.”
“In past contracts I had a lot of respect for them and Honda has always had the first option. I haven’t spoken to anyone, only Honda. And if you respect them, they won. If you don’t respect them, they won, I don’t respect you.”
“So we’ll see what happens in the future. You never know. Honda is Honda. My dream is to stay with Honda. But my biggest dream is to win the championship”