Marquez: 2024 MotoGP concessions wouldn’t have stopped me leaving Honda
During the Malaysian Grand Prix weekend, MotoGP proposed to reintroduce concession benefits for manufacturers in 2024, with Yamaha and Honda being the main beneficiaries. The idea is to help these struggling factories regain competitiveness. Ducati will face the harshest restrictions in 2024, while Yamaha and Honda will receive the most benefits. This proposal was announced earlier in the year, and despite the news, Marc Marquez stated that it would not have changed his plan to leave Honda. Ducati, who won the constructors’ championship in 2023, disagrees with the restrictions they will face in 2024, while KTM and Aprilia are pushing for tougher regulations. Yamaha and Honda argue that if concessions were given to others in the past, it would be selfish not to grant them now that they need assistance. Ducati, Aprilia, KTM, and Suzuki have previously benefited from concessions, while Yamaha and Honda were ineligible due to their success during that period.