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 facility backing from HRC.
Nevertheless, Marquez has thus far didn’t 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 yr final day trip 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 principal goal forward of this weekend’s Italian GP is to attempt “to take pleasure in” himself in dry situations once more.
“The principle goal for me is to take pleasure in on dry situations as a result of that is the primary factor that I’m probably not having fun with, actually, as a result of I miss some confidence and if you miss confidence you’re struggling on the bike,” he mentioned.
“So, the primary goal is that, to get the boldness again and to be there.
“I feel in Le Mans we did some good steps ahead, however nonetheless there’s many issues to attempt to many issues to grasp rather well about this yr’s bike and the way we could be there.”
Alex Marquez, Staff LCR Honda
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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 battling the bike’s engine braking in the best way he has the RC213V arrange.
“I imply, I’m struggling somewhat 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 nicely.
“It appears to be like like for my package deal that I take advantage of we’re struggling somewhat bit with engine braking and appears like we’re in a distinct form in that time in comparison with final yr in that time in [corner] entry.
“So, the whole lot is reacting differently, so we have to nonetheless perceive these issues, and if we make some steps in that half within the braking space it will likely be vital for me on the boldness within the entrance and all this stuff, and if we shall be once more quick and assured on the bike and I’ll take pleasure in once more.”