“What do you think about the approach to the final three races? I think now you will see the old Marc Marquez!” The pilot who fights, who ran fast and that doesn’t do many calculations. The Spaniard won the 2016 MotoGP World Championship thanks to his victory in Motegi and the contemporary retirement of Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo. Especially, he confirms that this year something has really changed in his approach to racing. After the disastrous 2015 campaign with 6 withdrawals. Marc Marquez 2016 is equal to zero. An important difference.
“This year I really changed strategy.” he said after the triumph of Motegi. “I was calm. There have been situations where I could push harder. I can be much, much faster. Last year the pressure was too strong. I am very sure of myself. But despite this, I began to have doubts. So, I decided to change and came back stronger.”
Marc Marquez 2016 is a New Rider
Marc Marquez in Motegi, Japan, took advantage of the Yamaha disaster with Rossi and Lorenzo. So, he conquered the third world championship in MotoGp. The fifth of his career. “Before I was racing in only one way.” added the Honda Pilot. “However, the team kept telling me that sometimes consistency is more important. I don’t understand. So, I lost the 2015 Title. But I’ve learned my lesson and put it into practice. I think learning from your mistakes is the most important thing in life. In any case this year in certain moments I took risks, bringing home podiums and victories.”
Where can improve a pilot who at 23 years old already has 5 titles?
“In so many things this year has been a great season.” said Marquez. “If I give a vote I’d say 9.5, where the middle point is in the Le Mans race. The other mistake was to have gone too far at Silverstone, although then I remedied.” Maybe he didn’t think to win the Title despite the difficult preseason tests. “One must always have faith, many at the beginning of the year there were already doomed and this gave me a great motivation. Because I knew it wasn’t impossible. I knew we were in trouble, but I also knew that Honda is Honda, a great factory. Le Mans was the most difficult time. But we’ve always believed.”
Marquez is a guarantee in the world of motorcycle races
More concentrated and less confident, Marc Marquez 2016 is better than 2015. He is another story. The Honda pilot is focused and pragmatic. In the first 10 races misses the podium only twice. He won where he has a chance. Argentina, Germany and, of course, Texas, where he is now undefeated. Only in France, he finished worse than fourth. After the victory at Aragon, he conquers another affirmation at Motegi. The most important. The title is a gift of the Yamaha duo. Rossi and Lorenzo have fallen in Japan, but it was only a matter of time before to crown the new MotoGP champion.
Five titles, including three in the premier class obtained in four years, a little less than 24 years old. No one on the horizon that can make him worry. Get ready to love him or stand it longer. The question is whether Marc Marquez 2016 really is synonymous with perfection. The Spaniard deserved the Title in my opinion. Because he is more mature, he has better managed stress and many points step by step. He was more accurate than Rossi and Lorenzo. Anything distracted the Honda pilot. What do you think about it? Does he the right 2016 MotoGP World Champion?