MO­TOGP WHAT NEXT?

SEA­SON PRE­VIEW MARC MAR­QUEZ

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While spec­u­la­tion has raged about where most of his cham­pi­onship ri­vals will find them­selves in 2017, ru­mours about Marc Mar­quez’s fu­ture re­main muted.

While 2015 may not have gone the way Mar­quez would have wanted af­ter two in­cred­i­ble cham­pi­onship-win­ning years, he’s not fool­ish enough to think that Honda will take their de­feat to Yamaha ly­ing down. Wrest­ing the crown from their Ja­panese ri­vals in 2016 won’t be easy, but one thing is for sure, HRC won’t be giv­ing up the fight.

And with strong and loyal sup­port not only from Honda, but from ti­tle spon­sor Rep­sol – who will with­out a shadow of a doubt want Spa­niard Mar­quez to re­main a part of the squad – then it’s hard to imag­ine him go­ing else­where.

How­ever, that hasn’t stopped Du­cati from mak­ing noises about lur­ing Mar­quez over to the red cor­ner for the fu­ture. With the Ital­ian firm fi­nally hav­ing a ma­chine that is ab­so­lutely ca­pa­ble of ti­tle suc­cess, es­pe­cially with a prodigy like Mar­quez on­board, it could be a tempt­ing if some­what un­likely of­fer.

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