MotoGP, Marquez: “A unique year. I’ve learned not to always want to win.”

Among life’s many uncertainties, Marc Marquez undoubtedly represents a certainty. Seeing him triumph has become a habit now. We just have to see how. Today #93 built on his success, his 12th of the season, by putting a tenth of a second between himself and his opponents and giving Honda their last possible title, the teams’ championship. Marc won the so-called “Triple Crown” and put the icing on the cake with his beautiful cake.

“Between the twelfth win and the triple crown, the second one gives me more satisfaction because that’s what the whole team wanted and demanded. I wanted to do my best to achieve that goal and I’m delighted that it’s now a reality, both for Honda and for all sponsors.”

Marc’s season is hard to describe in one word unless that word is it “Perfect”.

It was nice an incredible year. I think it will be difficult to equal or even improve. I hate to use the word “impossible” but the consistency shown was important. There were drivers who were faster than me in some races, but consistency was the best weapon.”

A year of victories and growth in which Marquez says he understood something really important.

“I’ve learned this year to look at things realistically and without pretense. If you don’t have the potential to win a race, you have to accept it and bring out the best in you. I talk a lot with Alzamora and Hernandez, although the final decision is mine. At some races like Phillip Island or Buriram I fought for victory because I knew it was the right strategy.”

Obviously, Marc didn’t do all this alone, and He himself tells us about the magic that flows in his garage. “I like the balance we found. There is Santi (ed. Hernandez) who is very impartial, Alberto (ed. Puig) who always wants the best, and Emilio (Ed. Alzamora) who is more careful. A good compromise has been reached, which psyches me a bit and also calms me down.”

Of course we have to change the subject to talk about the race and the strategy of #93, which unlike other races immediately took the lead and stayed there.

“The front tire was medium, although quite soft for a medium, and I was afraid that I would wear out the rear tire. The strategy today was to move forward as quickly as possible, even if I wasn’t as fast as in other races. When Fabio was at six tenths, I decided to push everything.”

Behind the world champion was Fabio Quartararo, as usual. Marc still thinks he’s one of the contenders for the 2020 title.

“I think Fabio is the fastest rider in terms of sheer speed, and I think he was the second rider in terms of points accumulated in the second half of the season. I definitely think so He will be one of the contenders for the title next year. He will have an official bike and that will certainly help compared to this season.”

Finally, It’s impossible for Marc not to talk about his future teammate, seeing his brother Alex as a favourite, fresh from the Moto2 title.

“Every driver has to earn his place. All I know is that the candidates are an Englishman, a Frenchman and the Moto2 World Champion. It will be interesting to know who it will be, but I won’t change my mind. The goal remains the same and your first opponent is always your teammate.”