The six-time world champion has had a fraught begin to the 2022 marketing campaign and struggled to know the radically revised Honda MotoGP bike, which is now extra rear-biased to enhance traction.
Ending fifth within the 2022 Qatar curtain-raiser, his first race since successful the 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP after a pre-Portugal coaching crash left him with double imaginative and prescient that compelled him out of the ultimate two rounds, Marquez was then ruled out of the Indonesian Grand Prix when a violent warm-up crash left him with a concussion. This led to the return of double imaginative and prescient issues which compelled him to sit down out the next Argentina GP.
He returned for final week’s Americas GP, where he finished sixth after a stunning fightback from final when a problem together with his bike noticed him barely transfer away from the road initially.
Marquez now sits 13th within the standings having scored simply 21 factors out of a doable 100.
Shifting into the European part of the championship beginning, subsequent weekend in Portugal, Marquez doesn’t consider he has the efficiency to struggle for wins at each circuit – however believes proper now shouldn’t be the time to be enthusiastic about podiums.
“Now we have to perceive what our stage is in European tracks, which I don’t assume is the extent to struggle for the victory each race,” Marquez mentioned at COTA.
“However one other essential factor, in a circuit I do know very nicely [COTA], I do know precisely the place the weak factors of the bike are.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Staff
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“I already pushed to Honda to say ‘it’s important to work there and there’ in case you wanna be aggressive within the subsequent races.
“It’s true that Pol [Espargaro] is driving nicely in some race tracks, [Takaaki] Nakagami is driving nicely in some race tracks.
“However we now have some weak factors that we have to enhance if we need to be constant in all race tracks.
“What I be taught is that with this championship, with this bike, you can not predict the GP.
“You can not go right into a GP and say ‘this one I’ll win, this one I’ll end high 5, this one I’ll end high 10’.
“You don’t know. Throughout the weekend you could settle for the place you’re and in case you are 10th, you’re 10th.
“However after all I’ll take the chance and the goal is to attempt to construct the rostrum each race. However proper now shouldn’t be the time to struggle for the rostrum.”
Marquez’s team-mate Pol Espargaro ended the COTA race 13th having battled a bout of meals poisoning, and is the one Honda rider to get to the rostrum thus far in 2022 after ending third in Qatar.