Marquez has not simply been one of the vital profitable Motorbike racers of his technology, but in addition sportsmen as he enters 12 months #10 in MotoGP.
A six-time premier class champion, Marquez has additionally received varied off-track awards such because the 2015 and 2020 Motor Racing Laureus Sportsmen of the Yr, the 2014 Breakthrough Sportsmen of the Yr and 2022 Comeback Sportsmen of the Yr.
Whereas it’s clear to many who motorbike racing and MotoGP is without doubt one of the most demanding sports activities from each a bodily and psychological viewpoint, there have remained small circles difficult that thought sample.
Nonetheless, Marquez has strongly dismissed the notion that competing in MotoGP takes something apart from a ‘actual athlete’.
Requested whether or not he feels it’s one thing he nonetheless must show to sure individuals regardless of his mass quantity of expertise and success, Marquez mentioned: “I believe already individuals realise this can be a actual sport. You solely have to see the faces after we end a race.
“We’re utterly completed and yeah, all riders in MotoGP; if you wish to be quick, to be constant in a race then it’s worthwhile to be full match.
“That is one of the best ways to win races and be constant. In case you simply battle at some factors then you definately battle quite a bit. However anyway, I believe for me there isn’t any doubt that this can be a actual sport.
“It’s a must to be an actual athlete to have success in MotoGP.”
The Repsol Honda rider, who opened his 2022 marketing campaign with a fifth place end in Qatar, is predicted to be in competition for an excellent higher consequence throughout this weekend’s Mandalika Grand Prix given his spectacular tempo finally month’s three-day check.
Marquez can also be thought-about one of many favourites to win the world championship, which ought to he obtain it will put him degree with former rival Valentino Rossi on seven MotoGP titles.