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MotoGP, Marc Marquez: “I chose with my head and courage, not with my heart”

The champion posted a message to his team: “I want to try being best rider in the world again. If I can climb Everest in three days, why climb it in five?”

MotoGP: Marc Marquez: “I chose with my head and courage, not with my heart”

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After Honda’s official announcement of the resolution of their relationship, Marc Marquez posted a message on his social media channels to thank the Japanese company after all their years together. Words of circumstance that didn’t reveal how difficult that choice had been for Marc. The champion also opened his heart in another message addressed to one of the members of his team.

“I want to share this message with you that I sent to a member of the team,” he wrote on social media. A short farewell letter that was heartfelt and painful because the choice to leave Honda also means separating from his team, his second family.

This is his post:

“I don’t know where to start. I don’t know if what I’m doing is right or wrong. I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. I don’t know if all this is going to turn out well, but what I do know is everything we’ve done together.

This was the hardest decision of my life, guided by my head and courage, NOT my heart. You’ll always be the team in my heart, always. Those who have always supported me and will always support me. But one thing is clear. I want to try being the best rider in the world again, and that’s why I have to enjoy being on the bike.

I used the theory the mountaineer talks about in the book you left me to read. If I can climb Everest in three days, why climb it in five? Logically, climbing it in three days is much riskier. You expose yourself much more, and you may not make it. But if I don’t try, I’ll never know. You always told me this, and I always did it: ‘follow your instinct, no one can beat you when it comes to character and balls’. It has finally come for my  heart to speak and, as you well know, our relationship is very special. That’s why I hope our paths will cross again. Let’s enjoy these six celebrations we have left this year.”

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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