Marc Marquez had no specific hope within the moments main as much as the Dutch GP. Hit within the foot after a spectacular fall suffered throughout the first day, once more on the bottom in qualifying, the six-time MotoGP champion was conscious that reproducing the success of the Sachsenring, per week earlier, can be unattainable and his objective was above all to see the end with a view to gather knowledge on the chassis launched by Honda on this Dutch weekend. His rise within the hierarchy, nevertheless, started in a short time.
Beginning 20th, Marquez was already 13th after the primary corners and he defeated Iker Lecuona earlier than the top of the primary lap. He swallowed Pol Espargaró on the following loop, earlier than benefiting from the misadventures of Alex Rins and Jack Miller after which the tumble within the hierarchy of Takaaki Nakagami. The # 93 needed to work to overhaul Aleix Espargaró, a number of exchanges of positions happening between the 2 males, however he took the benefit and he was seventh when crossing the end line, within the wheel of Pecco Bagnaia.
“It was not simple to strategy the race from the again of the grid, however I attacked loads initially, I used numerous vitality”, defined Marquez “Afterwards, I used to be impressed with my efficiency within the race. I am proud as a result of it is the primary circuit with numerous turns to the best the place I completed fairly properly. Clearly, I had arm-pump , I used to be in ache, however this monitor could be very bodily demanding. The bike had the efficiency to be on the rostrum as we speak. That is one factor that satisfies me. “
“It was the best race, the dream race”, added the Spanish pilot to tv channels in his nation. “Perhaps the proper race would have been to complete sixth, to overhaul Bagnaia as properly, however after beginning 20th I acquired actually drained within the first laps. Then after I was eighth I made a mistake overtaking Aleix [Espargaró]. I went into the inexperienced and wasted numerous time, however apart from that I am very pleased, not as a lot as in Germany, however very pleased. “
Marquez is satisfied that with out his troublesome qualifying, third place would have been inside his grasp, behind the untouchable Yamaha of Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Viñales. “The true potential of the bike was the rostrum”, he mentioned on the official MotoGP web site. “Beginning in entrance, the bike had the potential to play third place. I used to be there, watching third place in [Joan] Mir, however he was too distant. In any case, I am pleased. Now it is the summer time break, it is time to relaxation, to take a break, and likewise to work on the second a part of the season. “
Marquez delighted with Honda’s fast response after crash
Marc Marquez additionally doubted his capability to attain such a end result after Friday’s crash, initially inexplicable. The subsequent day, he returned to the monitor with adjustments to the traction management that allowed him to regain confidence instantly: “Clearly, the weekend was not simple with the massive fall on Friday. Concerning my bodily situation, it was fairly troublesome, particularly [samedi]. However after I got here again to the storage [après la course], I first thanked the HRC staff and engineers as a result of I used to be fairly indignant with what occurred on Friday, and in sooner or later they did an incredible job they usually modified digital parameters. “
“Mentally, it makes it simpler to regain confidence. It helped me loads and it was a fast response. The bike was operating higher and I felt safer. [La chute] in qualifying was my duty, greater than the bike, but it surely was a consequence of Friday [en devant passer par la Q1]. “
Honda was in a position to react in a short time to the issue encountered initially of the weekend and which appeared to disturb the drivers mark for a number of months, Marquez having in contrast his fall to the one which precipitated his damaged arm final yr, and different highsides having been seen since, for Álex Márquez in Valencia in 2020 and in Portimão this season, and likewise for Pol Espargaró in Portugal earlier this yr. Each department of the HRC has made efforts to appropriate the scenario, in Assen in addition to in Japan.
“It is not simply on the racing staff degree right here on the monitor. That they had a video convention with the electronics of us in Japan and with the take a look at staff. They recognized parameters that weren’t there. ‘could not have been appropriate. The asphalt has been redone and it presents extra grip, and typically there may be an excessive amount of of it. That’s what occurred on Friday. In that case, they’ll make an adjustment since then. the circuit, however in addition they modified the settings and it really works higher, I’ve much more confidence. I am beginning to run properly on worn tires. Within the race, I felt that it was acceptable within the first half, I I used to be using properly however I used to be not comfy. However within the second a part of the race I made some progress out of the nook and it was thanks to those digital adjustments. “