Marc Marquez: Moist Thailand MotoGP race “saved my life” - Motor Informed

Marc Marquez: Moist Thailand MotoGP race “saved my life”

The Honda rider pushed exhausting from the off in Thailand as he got here to Buriram feeling like his recovering proper shoulder may stand as much as the pressure.

Quickest in FP1 and qualifying eighth, Marquez went on to complete the rain-lashed Thailand race fifth and solely lacking out on victory by 2.9 seconds.

However he admitted afterwards that he was glad of the moist situations, as his arm felt “horrible” within the dry warm-up session on Sunday morning.

“I imply, in fact I’m very completely happy,” Marquez mentioned when requested to evaluate his first three races of his MotoGP comeback from a fourth main proper arm operation.

“Actually talking, the rain situations saved my life. It was the primary weekend the place I approached the weekend full assault from FP1, and I used to be driving as you noticed on TV; aggressive, transferring the bike, [managing] some shaking, saving the crashes.

“However [on Sunday] I obtained up and the arm was very stiff. Within the warm-up the sensation was horrible, however then I labored within the Clinica and within the race I used to be in a position to race in a great way.

“There was not any limitations on the bodily situation.

“However we can not overlook that it’s working effectively, it’s inside the traditional steps in rehabilitation, particularly if you do three races in a row in your comeback.”

Marquez fought with Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia late within the race for the ultimate spot on the rostrum, however would finally discover himself behind Pramac’s Johann Zarco.

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

The Honda rider says he was unable to discover a place to drive an overtake on Bagnaia due to the same old “downside if you find yourself behind Ducatis”.

“I did a strong race, a bit like in Motegi. I began calm, step-by-step I discovered my rhythm and I warmed the tyres in a great way,” he added.

“Perhaps within the first 5 laps I may have taken extra threat, however I simply mentioned ‘okay, it’s time to do this type of race now I consider’.

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“I used to be coming quicker and quicker, nevertheless it’s the issue if you find yourself behind some Ducatis. To overhaul, it’s good to be a lot, a lot quicker as a result of they’re braking so late, stopping the bike and particularly [they have] wonderful acceleration.

“It’s there the place I catch Pecco, I didn’t discover a place to move him as a result of I used to be only a bit quicker than him however not sufficient.

“After which when Zarco overtook us, simply from one nook to the following he was parallel. So when you’ve got a great pace on this state of affairs it’s simpler. Other than that, I’m very completely happy about my weekend.”



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