Marc Marquez has been called a ‘f****** princess’ by fellow MotoGP rider Jack Miller after a crash-filled weekend at the German Grand Prix.
The six-time world champion had a disastrous outing at a track where he’s won 11 times and dominated throughout his career.
During practice, qualifying and warm-up, Marquez had five huge crashes, one of which terrifyingly sliced Johann Zarco’s Pramac Ducati in half.
And after a disappointing 11th-placed finish in Saturday’s sprint race, he then had his fifth and final crash in Sunday morning’s warm-up, fracturing a bone in his hand which saw him pull out of the feature race.
There are huge doubts over Marquez’s future with career-long team Honda, having not finished a single feature race this season with a number of high-profile incidents.
Meanwhile, retirement talk has even resurfaced, with Marquez clearly falling out of love with his bike and team.
That’s in part due to the excellent pace of Ducati, who powered eight of the top nine bikes in Germany.
But KTM’s Miller, who was the only non-Ducati among that group, is tired of Marquez’s complaining.
“I mean, they’re [Ducati] good at the moment, there’s no doubting that,” he told the media post-race. “But they weren’t always good. We’ll get them.
“We’re the only ones not complaining about our motorcycles and we’re actually trying to do something about it to fix it.
“Everyone else, all they do is throw their toys out of the cot and say that ‘my bike’s s***’. It’s as simple as that.
“But why are they s***? Because it’s their own doing. They kicked out 99 per cent of the engineers to get his engineers! To get his guys in there.
“And now they’re f*****, and he can’t even make it past a lap! It’s their own doing.
“Everybody wants to complain about their own bikes, nobody wants to do anything about it.
“Shut the f*** up and get on with the job, you’re paid to ride a motorcycle, not to be a f****** princess and complain about your bike.”
Miller didn’t directly namecheck Marquez, but his target was clear, with Marquez the only rider not to ‘make it past the first lap’, while he has also changed many of his garage personnel in recent years.