MotoGP, Marquez: "I don't like the TT, it's putting your life on the line"

Marc will never race on the Isle of Man: "I have a lot of respect for the riders who do it, but I ride bikes to have fun, not to suffer"

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The Tourist Trophy has always divided motorcyclists; there are those who love it and those who hate it, but it cannot leave you indifferent. Its track is perhaps the most beautiful in the world, but there are quite simply too many dangers.

The Isle of Man race has not formed a part of the MotoGP championship for many years now, but many fans would love to see what a MotoGP star could do on that road circuit. In 2009 Valentino Rossi made a lap of honour in the company of Giacomo Agostini, while more recently Danny Webb, who has competed in 125cc and Moto3 in the World Championship, put himself to the test on the Mountain.

And Marc Marquez? Will there ever be a chance to see him at the TT? The question was asked by fans in an event organized by sponsor Estrella Galicia and his answer left no room for interpretation.

"I have a lot of respect for the riders who race there, but I don't like it - he said without mincing his words too much - I like to have fun, to enjoy riding, to look for the limit; to go to the Isle of Man is to gamble away your life, that’s how I see it. I ride bikes to have fun, not to suffer and endanger my life.”

 

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