Marc Marquez Attacks MotoGP Officials - 'It Is Not Fair'
Marc Marquez has criticized the MotoGP officials. With an annual salary of 15 million euros, the Spaniard is the best-paid rider on the grid. However, the fact that his colleagues earn significantly less doesn’t suit him at all.
Marquez criticizes that all of the riders are putting absolutely everything on the line when going around a track at 300+ kph.
That especially young riders that have just graduated from smaller classes get significantly less out of it, is not okay for the Spaniard.
Motorsport-total.com quotes the eight time world champion as follows: “MotoGP is a big show and a huge business. There is a lot of money involved.”
He continues: “It is not fair that some riders in MotoGP earn as little money as they do.” According to the Repsol Honda rider MotoGP riders are just the ‘clowns of the show’.
Marc Marquez on his Honda RC213V – Image provided by Motorsport Images
However, for significant change to happen, there would first need to be a sort of Rider’s Association like in Formula 1. Marquez, too, supports the idea.
Obviously, head of such an Association would have to be a MotoGP rider, but for Marc Marquez the leading figure of the Association should not come out of the pool of active riders.
Names like Valentino Rossi, MotoGP legend and nine time world champion, and Cal Crutchlow, three time race winner, have already been brought into play.