Six-time MotoGP world champion Marquez claimed a sensational first victory for himself and Honda since Valencia 2019 as he continues his comeback from a critical arm damage which dominated him out of the 2020 season.
Marquez’s absence final 12 months ushered in a troublesome interval for Honda, which scored simply two podiums final season and endured its first winless marketing campaign within the premier class because it returned full-time in 1982.
Forward of the German GP, Honda was but to attain a podium in 2021 as its riders wrestled with an absence of traction with this 12 months’s RC213V.
Although Puig concedes that Marquez’s win is vital for Honda, he doesn’t imagine it can do something to remodel its season going ahead.
Alberto Puig, Repsol Honda Staff Staff Principal
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“For a corporation similar to Honda, that’s used to profitable many races all through their racing life, this era has been very painful,” Puig mentioned.
“However we perceive that life might be tough typically and at this second we now have some issues.
“We’re working to beat them in one of the best ways that we will, making an attempt to repair the issues with the RC213V.
“We perceive that we now have some weak factors, we now have recognised them.
“We all know as nicely that Marc is just not 100% match, however Sunday was an vital day as a result of we might handle a victory, however we don’t imagine that our issues are fastened.
“We are going to work to present all our riders, not solely Marc, the most effective bike attainable.
Talking actually, I don’t assume so [that this result will change the season].
“I feel we now have to resolve our issues and Marc nonetheless has to maintain recovering.
“We could have ups and downs this season.
“The outcome on the Sachsenring was crucial, however it doesn’t imply we now have now fastened every part.
“Considering like this is able to be a mistake, we must always take into consideration what we will enhance little by little and face the brand new battle in Assen.”