Motocross – MotoGP – For the MotoGP stars Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez, the off-road training is part of their preparation. Valentino Rossi does Motocross – MotoGP training. Does it help on the GP circuit? Then, is the level of concentration in motocross higher than that of MotoGP race?
Motocross – MotoGP is too Dangerous
“I like driving in Motocross. However, the drivers often have problems with the motocross track. Because for us it is very dangerous. You have to be born as a motocross rider and grow with these bikes. Because it is not easy to control the bike in the jumps. Motocross – MotoGP is a good workout. But it’s too dangerous.” said Valentino Rossi. “Often you may have injuries. I suffered a shoulder injury. For example.”
“So, I decided not to exercise lately Motocross. At my ranch, I have a small Motocross track, which I sometimes use. But during the season I use a professional motocross track. It’s mentally and physically very demanding as a sport. Motocross is a good training for the MotoGP riders. However, for a road racer, it is best if you train as much as possible on the asphalt at an early age. Motocross is an additional training.” concluded Rossi.
Marc Marquez loves MX
And what does Marc Marquez for training? Motocross, obviously. Can it help to increase the concentration in MotoGP? “It’s different from the MotoGP race.” said the 2016 MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez. “Basically, my main education is motocross. Yes, I love MX. The concentration is different. When you drive on a circuit, you have to be very precise. While off-road must still be precise, but I don’t lose much time when I was a little out-of-the-way. In MotoGP, you need to be much more accurate and consistent. After a race, you get tired for the mental focus. In Motocross, you get tired for the effort. Because the bike slips permanently, you jump and so on. It is important to find the right combination. And that’s practical.”