Prospect of leaving Valentino Rossi’s MotoGP team "not weird" for Marini
Last weekend, it was revealed that Honda has been in discussions with Luca Marini about replacing Marc Marquez next year. The deal is expected to be a two-year contract, which goes against Honda’s initial plans of signing only a one-year deal. Marini has stayed quiet about the negotiations and stated that there have been no further updates. He mentioned that it is not an easy situation for him and that he would like more time to decide. Marini believes that the Qatar Grand Prix could be another good track for his team, despite Ducati’s strong performance. Marquez praised Honda’s potential decision but expressed surprise at the two-year contract offer.