Marc Marquez: Heart-Wrenching Goodbye Message for Honda
Published: 5th October 2023
Honda and Marc Márquez will part ways in the 2024 MotoGP season. The Spaniard leaves a heart-wrenching goodbye message.
Speculations about Márquez’s future had been circulating, and now, it’s official: the eight-time world champion will very likely ride a Ducati Desmosedici in 2024, becoming teammates with his brother, Álex Márquez, at the Gresini team.
Since Márquez is under contract with HRC until year-end, there has been no official press reaction from him. However, he shared an emotional message on social media, expressing the difficulty of his decision to leave Honda.
“I don’t know where to begin,” wrote Márquez. “I don’t know if I’m doing the right thing or the wrong thing. I don’t know what will happen in the future. I don’t know if everything will turn out for the better. But what I do know is everything we have achieved together.”
He emphasized, “It was the most difficult decision of my life, guided by my head and my courage, NOT by my heart.”
“The team in my heart will always be you, the ones who have always supported me and will continue to do so. But one thing is clear to me: I want to try to be the best rider in the world again, and for that, I have to enjoy riding the motorcycle.”
Márquez referred to a theory he read about, comparing his decision to climb Everest swiftly. “If I can climb Everest in three days, why take five? Yes, it’s riskier, but if I don’t try, I’ll never know,” he stated.
He acknowledged advice from his team, saying, “You always told me, and I always took it to heart: Follow your instincts, no one can beat you in terms of character and courage.” He likely directed this message to Crewchief Santi Hernández, who, as of now, won’t be joining Gresini-Ducati.
“Finally, it’s time for the heart to speak, and as you know, our relationship is very special, so I hope our paths cross again. Let’s enjoy the six races we have left this year,” Márquez said about the upcoming Grands Prix.
Álex Márquez also responded, saying, “It wasn’t an easy day for you. But you are brave. Life rewards those who appreciate it.”
Álex Márquez, who joined Gresini-Ducati this season, celebrated his first MotoGP win in Silverstone. He empathetically mentioned his brother’s struggles.
“Few of us know what you’ve been through since 2020,” he writes and expresses his happiness for his brother: “Now is the time when you can enjoy what you love most, 100 percent.”