In 2012 before Marc Marquez up to the MotoGP class and was still competing in Moto2, Ducati riders at the time, Valentino Rossi had predicted the future of the phenomenal boy who had now won the fifth MotoGP title.
At the grand prix at Mugello Italy 2012, Marc Marquez has officially been promoted to the MotoGP class with the Repsol Honda team in 2013.
Hearing that, Rossi immediately gave positive comments about what would happen to Marquez in the future. Yes, in 2012 Rossi predicted that Marquez would become a MotoGP champion in the future.
“I really like Marquez. He is very young but he has shown that he can have the potential to become a MotoGP world champion, because he is very strong, very fast and sometimes he has won a difficult race even though he isn’t the fastest rider on the track at the same time. This is very important, “Rossi said as quoted by the MCN and written in 2012.
And apparently what was said by ‘The Doctor’ came true, even it only took one season in the MotoGP Marquez was able to win the MotoGP world title in 2013.
It turns out that the nickname ‘The Doctor’ isn’t just a nickname, able to judge and see someone’s talent well. And ‘The Doctor’ assessment is never wrong.
But Rossi’s mistake was, not predicting that Marquez would be the ‘antagonist’ role for him.