HRC boss: Honda not against Marc Marquez Moto2 wild card idea

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Honda would not have blocked Marc Marquez from racing in Moto2 and MotoGP on the same day, even if HRC management thought it wasn’t a good idea.

After Marquez wrapped up a second MotoGP world title in Japan last month, the Spaniard admitted he had looked at the possibility of racing of doubling up in Moto2 and MotoGP in next month’s season finale in Valencia.

But Marquez, who won the Moto2 crown in 2012 before embarking on a record-breaking career in MotoGP, scrapped the plan.

HRC boss Livio Suppo said Marquez never approached Honda about his double race plan and he told MCN: “My personal opinion was that it would have been too much. The level is so high and the time you have to dedicate to setting up the bike during the weekend is huge, so I think he had everything to lose and nothing to gain. What did he have to prove, that he is strong in Moto2? Everybody already knows this and the risk is you can look arrogant and my advice would have been to not do it. But if a rider like Marc really wants to do it then you need to find a way to organise it.”

Matthew Birt

By Matthew Birt