The Spanish rider Marc Márquez, current MotoGP world champion, said on Tuesday in an interview with EFE that Valentino Rossi “is one more” in the racetrack and that “he will continue going to the limit” in the next races and will try to keep the same DNA after his incident with the Italian in the Grand Prix of Argentina.
Márquez, from Repsol Honda, admitted his mistake, which ended up leaving Rossi out of the race, and justified the “haul” by saying that on the track “there were water patches” and that in that corner the motorbike was “blocked”.
“I made a mistake, I understood it. For bad luck I touched Valentino and then when he entered the grass he fell. I understood the error, it was mine, and I was penalized for it, “said the four-time MotoGP world champion in an interview with EFE in Sao Paulo before participating in a Estrella Galicia event.
Márquez reiterated his apologies and stressed that he “always” tries to learn from mistakes. “But that’s it, but it stays there, what happens is that it happened with Valentino,” he said.
In the midst of a race full of incidents, Márquez was in full recovery at the circuit at Termas de Río Hondo when he reached Rossi and overtook him in a somewhat risky maneuver that ended with the Italian on the floor after stepping Grass.
In declarations to TV, Rossi loaded with hardness against the Spanish pilot and assured that “he is dangerous” that “he does not have any respect by its rivals”.
Listen MP3 (April 10, 2018):
Translate transcription of the MP3:
“Well, I prefer not to comment on his statements, doesn’t it? It’s a hot moment, right after the race, but well, if you look a little bit, all the riders at some point have made this kind of mistakes during their sporting career and all the riders have gone to another box to apologize. But I’m telling you, I prefer not to comment on the statements. I speak about the action, doesn’t it? I understand it perfectly, but about the statements I prefer not to comment.”
Escucha el MP3 y responde las preguntas. (Listen the audio and answer the questions.)
En el MP3, Marc Márquez dice que…
entiende perfectamente las declaraciones.
prefiere no opinar sobre las declaraciones.
prefiere no opinar sobre la acción.
Según Marc Márquez, ¿por qué prefiere no opinar?
Porque es un momento especial, justo después de la carrera.
Porque es normal que los pilotos cometan errores.
Porque no entiende mucho la acción.
En el MP3, Márquez explica que…
Los pilotos no necesitan pedir disculpas por sus errores.
Algunos pilotos nunca han cometido errores.
Todos los pilotos en algún momento de su carrera deportiva han cometido este tipo de errores.