Marc Márquez tries to explain the diplomatic atmosphere that reigns in MotoGP: never a spark between Espargaró, Bagnaia and Quartararo.
By Luis Ciamburo of Corsedimoto
The last great rivalry in MotoGP was between valentino rossi Y Mark Marquez, which reached its peak in the 2015 season in Sepang to continue even after the withdrawal of the Tavullia champion. There is now a “diplomacy” at the highest level among drivers, a “respectability” that many believe is the real malaise of the sport and the cause of its poor media coverage. We have a great series of champions like Pecco bagnaiaFabio Quartararo, Aleix Espargaro Y Enea Bastianini. The latter is perhaps the only one capable of triggering a “melee”.
This relaxed atmosphere does more than good for the direct protagonists, made up of greetings, compliments and hugs, clean overtaking, request for a quick apology in case of error. ” We get along because we’re smart runners – observed Pecco bagnaia in Motegui. ” That doesn’t mean that they weren’t before, but there is a lot of respect between us and we all know what we have to do to be at that level, because you need a very high level of concentration and fitness. The respect between us is very high and that is why we have a good relationship. We are not necessarily friends. We are rivals, but with respect. “.
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Mark Marquez try to offer an explanation: the good atmosphere that there is now is because there was no real scrum between them, a scrum in the last lap », referring to Pecco, Fabio and Aleix. It is a genetically different MotoGP from the one marked by the challenges between Max Biaggi Y valentino rossi. Sometimes even the press cunningly created rivalries, as the Doctor was a master of psychological warfare and fired darts at the media. The subsequent race was often as much anticipated as the race itself. ” It reminds me a bit of my time with Dovizioso. I got along with him, but there was this tension. There were smiles between us, but also tension. The positive vibe now is that there was no real scrum between them, a last lap scrum. I play cards differently, what do you want me to tell you? ».
Those who expected a fiery end to the season will faint, the battle for the MotoGP title will continue under the sign of diplomacy and good manners, political correctness. But knowing that a spark can be enough to start a fire when you least expect it. ” The best psychological warfare, as Doohan said, is on the way. If you beat them on the court, they can say what they want. I see myself far from this level at the moment… Pecco is very convinced, Quartararo knows that it will be difficult, but he wins more than he can in this bike, Aleix is the only one who does not have pressure. “.