He’ll depart his brother Marc Marquez and Honda and have for Gresini Ducati within the 2023 MotoGP rider line-up, because the substitute for Enea Bastianini who’s partnering Francesco Bagnaia within the manufacturing unit group.
A disastrous 12 months for Honda – throughout which they didn’t rating a degree in a MotoGP race for the primary time in 40 years – ended with Alex Marquez seventeenth within the MotoGP standings, and Marc thirteenth.
“This season has turn out to be very lengthy and psychologically laborious,” Alex mentioned.
“From the second you already know you are going to change groups, the producer you are racing for will not carry you extra updates and higher, however will let different riders attempt them out.
“The whole lot I’ve skilled this 12 months will give me extra power for what is going to come, in 2023 greater than a objective of consequence I’ve the objective of rediscovering myself.
“From dangerous occasions you study quite a bit, they make you extra strong for the long run. In MotoGP, the extra you might be an *******, the extra you study.
“And then you definately at all times need to reinvent your self, take power even from the place the whole lot appears to be unfavourable.”
Alex Marquez’s swap from Honda to Ducati is notable partially due to what it’d imply for his brother’s future.
Marc’s hopes of a seventh premier class title rely on his personal health, but additionally on the reliability of his bike. After making his return from a fourth main operation this 12 months, he proved his personal bodily restoration however the identical can’t be mentioned for his bike.
He was left complaining on the postseason check in regards to the present state of Repsol Honda’s 2023 prototype.
Now together with his brother Alex within the camp of the brand new champions, much more stress will probably be piled onto Honda to maintain their star man completely satisfied.