Marc Marquez revealed the benefits gained by continuing to practice motocross. One of them, he rarely had an accident during the MotoGP race.
The Baby Alien is known to have loved motocross races since he was a child. He had driven his motorcycle on a sand track since he was a child, even had a dream of being a motocross racer.
“I started racing from motocross, this is more like a passion than just training. I really love to ride motocross motorcycles,” Marquez said as quoted by Speedweek.
The defending MotoGP champion is indeed routinely practicing motocross on sandy tracks. During training, Marquez received guidance from former Spanish motocross champion Jose Luis Martinez. He often practices with his younger brother, Alex Marquez.
Marquez acknowledged that racing on the ground and sandy circuit gave him many advantages in the MotoGP arena. One of them is minimizing the risk of accidents.
“Every lap on the motocross track is very different. You go on one lap and suddenly there are many other riders on the track and the track changes. So you have to react very fast to be able to control the ride so that the speed does not slacken,” said the Repsol Honda team rider that.
“You have to try it in various ways. Motocross really helps to avoid accidents, or in short train us to be able to control MotoGP bikes better,” Marquez said.
Throughout this season, the 26-year-old rider only failed to finish due to an accident on the track. Marquez fell during the race in the Austin MotoGP series in the United States, last April. The rest, he always managed to get on the podium.