The six-time MotoGP world champion badly broke his proper arm in a crash throughout final yr’s Spanish Grand Prix, which dominated him out of the 2020 season and led to a nine-month harm lay-off as he recovered from three operations.
In his absence, Honda endured its first winless season because it returned to MotoGP full-time in 1982 and scored simply two podiums.
Marquez ended this streak in Germany with a sensational Sachsenring victory in June, a product of the circuit’s anti-clockwise nature taking the stress off of his recovering proper arm.
Regardless of lacking the primary two races of 2021 and nonetheless not at 100% health, Marquez is now the main Honda rider within the standings in 11th, 4 factors away from LCR’s Takaaki Nakagami.
The 2021 season has been largely tough for Honda riders as a consequence of a scarcity of rear grip on the present RC213V, with no different HRC runner making it to the rostrum aside from Marquez.
In an unique interview with Autosport, he stated he can be within the title hunt on the 2021 regardless of its shortcomings if wasn’t recovering from harm.
“I feel the pre-injury Marc might problem for the title on this bike,” stated Marquez, who received 12 races in his final full-season in 2019.
“I in all probability could not win as many [races] as in 2019, however I might battle for the world championship and be within the prime three fairly often.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Group
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“And I feel so for one easy cause: on the tracks the place I have not felt the bodily limitation, or I’ve felt it much less, I have been a lot better.
“However I am unable to all the time make up for it myself, the bike has to assist me, and it would not try this now. Neither me nor the remainder of the Honda riders.
“Now my physique permits me to journey a motorbike, however to not do magic.
“If I used to be far behind the opposite riders of the model I’d suppose one thing was unsuitable.
“However I am forward of them regardless of lacking two races.”