09/30/2021 at 10:08 PM CEST
The Spanish Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda RC 213 V) had no problem in giving his opinion on the death of Dean Berta Viñales, a cousin of his rival Maverick Viñales, last weekend at the Ángel Nieto circuit in Jerez de la Frontera, and about which he said that “it is difficult” to avoid this type of situation.
“Now there are many more categories encompassed around the world of motorcycling and that, of course, is positive, because you have more riders and more categories, and if you are not good in one category you can try another, but the more categories, the more starts and therefore more risks, and normally when something happens it is in this type of situation, in the first laps, riding in a group, and that is impossible to control “, acknowledges Marc Márquez.
“We have given our opinion to the Race Directorate and the Safety Committee on other occasions, as they have a lot of experience and the people necessary to make the decisions,” says the Repsol rider.
“In the Safety Commission”, recalls Marc Márquez, “we work on the circuits, in the most conflictive areas, the equipment, the helmets, the protections and, of course, the Race Direction is always working on improving safety, but there is some situations that are impossible to control and for me one of the points is what I have said before; twenty or fifteen years ago, when we started, we only had three, four or five categories, and if you were good you ran and if not then well you were going home. “
After the death of Dean Berta Viñales, the Italian Michelle Fabrizio He had some unfortunate words in which he blamed Marc Márquez for being the rider that all young people wanted to imitate and who was always very “on the edge”, but the Repsol Honda rider insisted that “first of all is to give all my support, especially to Maverick, because it was his family. “
“It is being a tough season for motorcycling and when I read or heard the comment of this person -with a certain ironic tone-, I did not understand how a pilot could say that in these difficult and sad circumstances,” Márquez recalled.
“I do not want to waste time in these comments. When I read it, I said to myself that I agree, but that the best thing is to analyze well what is happening, for the future, to improve. Of course the risk is always there in the world of motorcycling , but we must understand how to reduce it “, stressed the Repsol rider.