Iker Lecuona criticizes young riders’ parents : ‘They think they have a Marc Márquez or a Valentino Rossi at home’

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Iker Lecuona is currently 21 years old and has competed in MotoGP since 2019 after three and a half seasons in the Moto2 category. According to the spaniard himself, the behavior of some young riders’ parents isn’t the best, as they mortgage their own house in order to help their child’s career.

According to the MotoGP rider, who will take part next year in 2022 at WSBK with Team HRC, the parents think they have the next big star in the sport at home and that makes them end up putting their own homes at risk.

– First of all, if I had a child I wouldn’t mortgage my house. I would buy him a Parchís [spanish board game], as my parents say, and let him start rolling the dice. I think it’s something that parents get out of control and don’t know where the limit is.

The number 27 of Tech3 KTM also told that a mistake he seems currently is that some think their son can be one of the next references in the sport: ‘Many people think they have a [Marc] Márquez or a Valentino [Rossi] at home, and that’s not the case. Each one has its own possibilities and if each one does it is because he can. Obviously you need money, but not for that margin’.

Remember that both riders have marked different eras in MotoGP, with Rossi having one of the most long careers in the sport, where he won nine world titles, while Marquez currently has eight and has been one of the strong forces of the category since he joined in 2013.

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