Only 26 years old Marc Marquez won his sixth title in the premier class, rising to -1 from Valentino Rossi and -2 from Giacomo Agostini, winners of 7 and 8 world championships respectively between the ‘old’ 500 and the MotoGP. Guest at the Milan Eicma 2019 show, "Ago" did not hide his fear that Marquez could take away his absolute record of victories, set at 15 titles and 122 career victories: "I'm proud of the world championship record, but if Marc were to take it away from me I would not make it a disease".
The 77-year-old from Bergamo then spent words on honey for the Honda HRC phenomenon: "He is young, as a pilot he is a champion and he is also great as a person. So the time to match and overcome my record is there. After all, records are made to be beaten. No?", Observed in the interview collected by La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Agostini finally explained that he had met Marquez a few weeks ago, gaining great respect for the companies of the 26-year-old in Cervera: "It is clear that everyone is on the track to win. I would be dishonest if I said that I wouldn't mind being overthrown by Marquez but, having had the chance to stay some time with him, I can say that besides being a champion on the bike he is also a great guy out of the racing world, nice and kind. So I look forward to seeing if he can. If he should do it I'll tell him good"Concluded the legend of Italian motorcycling.