Sprint Races Will Make MotoGP ‘More Spectacular’: Marquez
According to the six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez, Sprint races will make the MotoGP series ‘more spectacular’ in 2023.
The news about the MotoGP sprint races was first reported by Motosport.com on Friday, and later it was confirmed on Saturday by Dorna Sports and FIM at the Austrian Grand Prix. This half-distance race will be held on every Saturday and is going to be a completely independent contest. It means that it will not go to have any bearing on the grid for the main Grand Prix.
Listening to this idea, every rider shared their opinions. Among them, Marquez claimed it was a positive move, which has a lot to offer to the show. He thinks of it as a wise decision, especially when it is in favor of the show.
He says that being a rider, he likes Sundays because that’s the day races take place. And sprint races will make the race more spectacular and provide a complete viewpoint of the weekend.
He also talked about the reduction in time of testing, which will make the work of factories tremendously significant.
Some riders also pointed out the risk it will bring to the Grand Prix event. However, Marquez feels it is acceptable. He said that although there will be more risk, we have to accept it as we are riders. He also states the importance of adapting to the environment and supported Dorna in their decision.
He says that things will not end here, but they have to keep looking for ways to get more people involved and see if the championship is open to that.
Currently, Marquez was undergoing a medical session on his right arm after having the fourth critical operation in June. This check-up will determine whether he will be able to race again. He is hoping to race again at some point later in the session.