Dr. Claudio Costa, known to all as “dottorcosta”, wanted to write an open letter to Marc Marquez after the Sachsenring victory. The Italian doctor has long been a great admirer of the Spanish champion, so much so that he even dedicated a book to him. Costa didn’t miss Marc’s words of gratitude to Doohan, whom Claudio saved from a leg amputation after his accident in 1992.
“A human miracle took place under the German sky. After more than 500 days, Marc Marquez has won a Grand Prix.
The wounds, fractures, infections, and suffering haven’t been forgotten, but they’ve become a gift, a new consciousness with which to interpret the races. In fact, in the last laps, Marc didn’t break down physically. On the contrary, he left a healthy Oliveira, behind him, in the dust.
Interviewed at the end of the race by incredulous reporters, through tears, Marquez said that he had apoken at length with Mick Doohan at Mugello about the 1992 Assen accident, where the Australian rider risked losing his life as well as a leg. But then he went on to win five World Championship titles.
I think he learned that wounds can truly become a gift.
And if you believe it, the Gods also send you a few drops of rain.
Welcome back Marc. Only heroes carry the scars of their wounds with pride.
Now it’s time to become stronger than before. Remember Doohan’s story: giving meaning to pain and sadness was the real miracle.
I was there!
Yours truly, dottorcosta.”