After the Suzuki Ecstar team announced their retirement from MotoGP at the end of the season, the rider market for 2023 has turned chaotic, with a number of changes in store. It is believed that Repsol Honda will see Pol Espargaro depart for the Tech3 KTM team (taking on Joan Mir), and Marc Marquez has hinted that his team-mate is on his way to Hervé Poncharal’s team.
In an interview with DAZN in which he touched on a number of topics, #93 commented on the moves in the driver market, and immediately touched on his brother’s move to Gresini Racing: “It’s been an interesting year, especially in terms of transfers. There are a lot of moves. It’s bad luck, too bad, that Suzuki leaves the championship, but it has upset the whole market. My brother Alex, who is moving in Gresini, he spoke to him, he needed a different motivation.It’s difficult to stay motivated in the race and to be so far and with so many crashes.
On Repsol Honda in particular, Marquez mentioned the names of Pol Espargaro and Joan Mir: “Not only for him, but also for Pol Espargaro, who goes to KTM. The riders who were Honda have moved. My brother went to Ducati, Pol to KTM. There were two places left, one will be taken by Alex Rins, who is a great driver and who has already shown at Silverstone that he is at a very good level It seems, or so they say, that the next Repsol Honda will go to Joan Mir, although nothing is confirmed , at least as far as I know.