Silverstone, EN runganSport — Since the #SepangClash incident at the end of the 2015 season, the relationship between Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez has not returned to normal as before.
Even now they just just respect each other as fellow racers, there is no more friendship between them.
Even more, Yamaha also keeps its distance from Marquez and his younger brother, Alex Marquez.
Yamaha said that Marquez’s brotherhood as long as it would not be received at Yamaha.
Marquez in an interview with Sky Italia at the British MotoGP last week, confirmed that Yamaha Motor Racing’s Managing Director Lin Jarvis immediately said that the Marquez brothers would forever be blocked by Yamaha.
Marquez’s comments reinforce the reason why Alex failed to move to MotoGP next year with Yamaha’s SIC-Petronas Satellite.
“On the Yamaha, the Marquez Brothers aren’t taken into account,” admitted Marquez.
Eventually Alex was forced to stay in Moto2 with Marc VDS, while Petronas Yamaha found two of their drivers, Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo.
Marquez explained that Jarvis’s statement regarding the blocking of his name and his brother had been around since the 2016 season.
“Jarvis said that he would never see a Marquez on Yamaha.
He said that to me personally in 2016. I must respect and accept his statement,” Marquez continued.
In essence, as long as Jarvis leads Yamaha MotoGP, then don’t expect the Marquez brothers to join the Japanese manufacturer.
Jarvis’s hard attitude towards the Marquez brothers cannot be separated from Rossi’s big influence.
So far Rossi is the life of Yamaha and both parties have run a giant project that is not playing, namely Sky Racing Team VR46. (DN eV)