Buriram, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez won the Ducati Team star, Andrea Dovizioso at the Thailand MotoGP yesterday.
The two fought fiercely until the final lap, even Marquez won after passing Dovi at the final corner.
Both of these drivers defend the same team and manufacturer, two with two different racing styles.
Both remind us of the fierce duels in the early era of the Grand Prix of the 1990s, namely the battles of Wayne Rainey and Kevin Schwantz.
Marquez noted that his late braking style made him more comparable to Schwantz, but Marquez admitted that he was currently trying to appear even more gentle like Dovi who tended to be the same as Rainey’s racing style.
“Of course it was last year and this year we have a really great fight, and the fight to the final corner is always good for this sport,” Marquez told MotorSport.
“I always try to give everything to the last meter, because Dovi also does the same thing.
This is a good fighting method, and we always respect each other,” continued the Spaniard.
Marquez admitted that the racing style with Dovi was indeed very different from each other.
“We have a different racing style, a different motorbike and he has very strong points, I have strong points in other sectors.
So this creates conditions that we can play in a good way, another way to overtake opponents.
“I might prefer Schwantz style, because I put the brakes on the brakes and braking points differently than most riders.
“But now I’m trying to change my racing style, I’m trying to imitate the racing style of Dovi, which is famous for being smooth, a little leaning and very fast when it comes out of the corner,” explained Marquez. (DN/eV)