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MotoGP, Marc Marquez: "As a rider, I'm an a**hole, but I have balls!"

Many of his colleagues think the same, especially Valentino Rossi, and now he’s saying it about himself. But what he states in the end makes it clear that, if you want to have it out with have to grow a pair!  

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After all, he had also explicitly told GQ Spain about his greatly discussed 2015: “I don’t admit it openly. It’s not that I didn’t want to overtake Jorge Lorenzo in Valencia (2015), but overtaking him would have meant taking a big risk. In the documentary, I openly explain what I experienced during those weeks. Whoever wants to see black will see black, and whoever wants to see white will see white. Those who want to put themselves in the shoes of a 22-year-old guy who has lived through all this, will see gray. A phrase that defines me well is that ‘I’ve got personality, but I have more balls’. In the sense that I have character, but I mustn’t touch what shouldn’t be touched, because it’ll then be worse. People often ask me what I’d change about 2015, and I think I’d change the way Valentino handled the season finale. When you’re not the fastest on the track, you try to mix things up to see what comes out of it.


Marquez is referring to the press conference for the Sepang event presentation, during which Rossi tried to put pressure on the two Spanish riders, in order to prevent possible tricks between countrymen but he, unfortunately, obtained the opposite effect. It was the only tactical mistake Valentino had made in many years of his career, during which he was used to playing with his opponents.

Translated by Leila Myftija

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