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Honda: Marquez’s FP2 crash value him Assen MotoGP podium shot

Marquez had an enormous highside throughout second apply at Assen final Friday and harm his proper ankle after a heavy affect with the bottom.

The crash was blamed on the Honda’s electronics, with Marquez admitting he was “offended” with how the crash occurred and lost confidence in the bike as a result.

However Honda reacted instantly and launched tweaks to the bike’s electronics which finally gave Marquez his confidence again.

Cautious that Assen could be a more durable problem for each Marquez and Honda than the Sachsenring the place the six-time world champion received, Puig is assured his rider might have fought for the rostrum once more with out his FP2 crash.

“Sure, Sachsenring is a observe which may be very appropriate for the Honda and in addition for Marc Marquez,” Puig mentioned after the Assen race.

“Marc had the prospect there and he grabbed it with each palms. Previously Assen has by no means been a straightforward observe like this, and it has been a lot more durable for all of the Honda HRC riders.

“We clearly understood it wouldn’t be simple earlier than we arrived.

“On Friday, Marc’s crash made the weekend much more sophisticated.

“With out that crash, I believe he would have been preventing for the rostrum as he wouldn’t have misplaced the arrogance he did.”

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team, Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Team Team Principal race

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group, Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Group Group Principal race

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Marquez dropped into Q1 at Assen having struggled on Saturday morning and FP3, with a crash in qualifying leaving him 20th on the grid.

Nonetheless, he leaped as much as 12th on the finish of the opening lap and went on to complete seventh, with Marquez admitting he ended the race physically better than he anticipated regardless of the pressure the Assen observe placed on his weak proper shoulder.

“We noticed a terrific restoration from Marc initially of the race,” Puig added.

“He began in 20th and he recovered virtually ten positions in only a single lap, this was the Marc that we all know.

“It exhibits his effort and the potential that he has, we’re actually wanting ahead to seeing him once more in Austria after the break when he has recovered even additional.”

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