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Alex Marquez “not having fun with” 2021 Honda MotoGP bike

Having scored Honda’s solely podiums in 2020 when he was a rookie, a lot was anticipated of the youthful Marquez brother in 2021 on his change to LCR with full manufacturing unit backing from HRC.

Nevertheless, Marquez has up to now did not make it out of Q1 in qualifying and has crashed out of three of the primary 5 races this season.

Scoring his finest results of the 12 months final day out within the flag-to-flag French Grand Prix in sixth – along with his finest dry end result an eighth place in Portugal – Marquez says his foremost goal forward of this weekend’s Italian GP is to attempt “to get pleasure from” himself in dry situations once more.

“The principle goal for me is to get pleasure from on dry situations as a result of that is the primary factor that I’m probably not having fun with, truthfully, as a result of I miss some confidence and whenever you miss confidence you’re struggling on the bike,” he stated.

“So, the primary goal is that, to get the boldness again and to be there.

“I believe in Le Mans we did some good steps ahead, however nonetheless there’s many issues to try to many issues to know very well about this 12 months’s bike and the way we may be there.”

Alex Marquez, Team LCR Honda

Alex Marquez, Staff LCR Honda

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

When requested by Autosport the place he’s struggling in comparison with 2020, Marquez famous his Honda is reacting in another way on nook entry as he’s scuffling with the bike’s engine braking in the best way he has the RC213V arrange.

“I imply, I’m struggling slightly bit on entrance confidence,” he defined forward of his first Mugello go to as a MotoGP rider.

“That is true on the brakes, however we’re beginning to perceive why as a result of in the long run within the entrance a part of the bike we didn’t change so properly.

“It seems to be like for my bundle that I exploit we’re struggling slightly bit with engine braking and appears like we’re in a unique form in that time in comparison with final 12 months in that time in [corner] entry.

“So, the whole lot is reacting another way, so we have to nonetheless perceive these issues, and if we make some steps in that half within the braking space will probably be necessary for me on the boldness within the entrance and all these items, and if we will likely be once more quick and assured on the bike and I’ll get pleasure from once more.”

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