Marc Marquez started a new chapter of his life last Tuesday. After eleven years with Honda, he rode Gresini team’s Ducati in Valencia. But the rider from Spain still wanted to participate in the Honda Racing Thanks Day in Motegi. A special day during which HRC brings together all its riders from various specialties to celebrate the season that has just ended.
It was time for Marquez to bid farewell – or, rather, say goodbye – to Honda. He said goodbye to his fans from the straight of the Japanese circuit, as we can see in the video above (at 7:49:00).
“I’m happy to be here once again at the Honda Thanks Day,” he said. “As you know, this year is very special for me, because Honda and I will be separating. We’ll see if our paths cross again in the future. During these eleven years, we’ve won six world titles together. We’ve done wonderful things, and we’ve grown together.”
Marc doesn’t want to think that the relationship is over but that, after a break, there’s a chance they'll meet again.
“It’s always been a pleasure for me to be part of this great family,” he continued. “The Repsol Honda team is the team of my career. A team made up of people who’ll never forget me. As you know, my goal is to win again, and that’s why I had to find the best way to achieve it, like I’ve always done in my career. In any case, who knows what the future will hold if we meet again. I don’t know if this will be my last Honda Thanks Day. I hope not. I hope to return as a Honda rider in the future. We can be happy with what we’ve achieved during these years. I want to thank all the Japanese staff, the whole company, Honda, and my team, which has helped me all these years. Honda will always be in my heart.”
In short, Marquez didn’t mince words to say that he doesn’t rule out wearing the HRC colors again in the future.