Here's What Marc Marquez Has To Say To Current KTM Rumors
In Assen rumors emerged Marc Marquez had “offered himself” to KTM. The silly season gossip however is not going down well with the Spaniard.
At the Dutch Grand Prix in Aseen, DAZN reporter Ricardo Jove arrived with new Marc Marquez KTM rumors.
Marquez has reportedly offered his services to the Austrian manufacturer, as the last few weeks may have been the worst of his career.
According to Jove, KTM turned Marquez down due to ‘brand strategy’. Jove explained in the live broadcast, “That’s what the KTM boss said and I don’t believe it either, by the way. That can only be an initial strategy for the negotiation.”
After sitting out another main race this weekend, Marc Marquez responded, “It’s a lie. I heard this rumor because one of my mechanics was joking and it’s a complete lie.”
“Yes, it’s true, when the factories see that a rider is in trouble they ask and in this case, I’m still tied to Honda, I have a valid contract, so nothing.”
Marquez’s high-paying contract with Honda expires at the end of 202, although rumors have surfaced that he could have a clause to get out a year earlier.
The six-time world champion seems to be getting more unhappy with his situation by the week, as his Honda RC 213V keeps underperforming. Alberto Puig’s statements to DAZN add further fuel to the fire:
“Marc [Marquez] has a contract until the end of 2024, but I think everyone can do what they want in life. Honda doesn’t want to keep people who are unhappy to be there.”
Marquez, however, is rowing back. He says his focus remains on working with Honda, even if it is difficult at the moment.
The Spaniard is currently 19th in the championship standings with 15 points and has yet to finish a main race.