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Rossi: Marquez could spend his MotoGP career at Honda

"I don't know the situation in Honda now. But maybe it has changed from the past" - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi would not be surprised if reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez spends his entire career at Honda.

After winning three successive titles with Honda, Rossi famously left for Yamaha at the end of 2003, feeling that too much credit was being given to the bike and that his achievements were not being appreciated.

But asked if 21-year-old Marquez, who has claimed all four poles and race wins this year, could face a similar situation Rossi replied:

“I don't know, sincerely, the situation in Honda now. But maybe it has changed from the past. In 2003 I just needed some different motivation. It is something you have inside you, in your heart.”

In stark contrast to his 2011 Ducati move, Rossi claimed instant success with Yamaha, winning the first of four world championships on the M1. Rossi is currently third in this year's standings, as the leading Yamaha rider.

“It was a great choice for me to go to Yamaha. I think every rider has a different story, different career and different feelings inside. I think Marc can race for Honda his entire career if he feels good,” Rossi declared.

Marquez's contract, like that of nearly all of the top riders, expires at the end of this season. Earlier in the Jerez weekend, Marquez confirmed he currently has no intention of changing teams.

Five time 500cc world champion Mick Doohan spent his entire grand prix career with Honda.


Tagged as: Honda , Valentino Rossi , Marquez

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grantrd

May 05, 2014 2:12 PM

Locoweed....Lorenzo hasn't won on different machines??? Only Yamaha .... In fact there are only three riders in the four stroke era to win races on two different manufacturers, that's Rossi with Honda and Yamaha, stoner with Ducati and Honda , and max biaggi with Yamaha and Honda ....that's a scary stat... Respect to those guys!

BrazilDUluwita

May 05, 2014 3:18 PM

Part 2 8. The battles that Vale had to go through in his days with riders MM yet hasn't even got near to it. 9. In Argentina a Spanish Country, the organizers had to supply Rossi a Police escort 10. 4th May 2014 Race was in Spain 1st place MM, 3rd, place DP but all what we heard was all the people are screaming and yelling VALE, VALE, VALE, in Spain. That speaks loud about a true living legend like Vale. My finale thoughts on this topic. Marc M, is a truly a great rider,yet he has SO MANY, MANY things to be done to overcome and to be even to get near to the great VALE. Do all above and also ride a race like 2005 Donington UK in the rain. VALE is a true living legend. I do not care what all of you all who hates Vale in here for no reason says about what I have written here. Remember ..... Vale's fans are truly devoted fans, who will never forget what he has done to MotoGP. What I have written above are facts and there stubborn too.



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