29 October 2012
Moto2: Interview with Marc Marquez
A Repsol generated interview with newly crowned Moto2 world champion Marc Marquez.
For two years the title seemed to be calling, but it has not been easy. Do you feel liberated now?
"Yes, getting this title has been very important. I owe it to my sponsors, my family and also to Emilio Alzamora. They have put so much effort into my success. And above all, I thank them for their support during my recovery in the winter.
"It was very hard for me to overcome the disappointment that led to the injury. Every morning I woke up distressed waiting to finally stop seeing double. Besides that, withstanding the pressure and always being labelled as a favourite is hard.
"When you're not on top you begin to be asked what is happening and doubts arise. It was very important to win after enduring pressure all year."
Estoril 2010, Australia 2011, Japan 2012 ... Do you like making a comeback every year to give more excitement to the Championship...?
"More than comebacks, those are races where I made a mistake before ... But because the races ended up going well, everybody remembers them. This year the most notable comeback was undoubtedly that in Japan. When you win a race like that, it is a great personal reward."
Which was your favourite?
"Japan, without a doubt. After the startline error I was able to remain calm and that was very important to me. Recovering from the first corner was difficult, but that gave meaning to the victory."
What was the most important moment of the season?
"There were many important moments, but most were in the races after the summer break, when I diced for the title with Pol [Espargaro]. Indianapolis, Brno, Aragon and Japan were decisive races in which I battled him head to head and I could not let him take points off me.
" I give a lot of value to a championship won on the closing laps. We have had many battles and perhaps not one in particular has been decisive, but when you win five on the final lap, each set of five points makes the difference needed to take the championship."
Was there any race this year in which you said: "I will this at all cost"?
"There have been a few. The last lap is always, always the limit. Estoril, Japanese GP, Misano... There have been many times when I had to channel my inner rage to win a race."
Any podium that felt like a victory?
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