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Marquez: Australia MotoGP entrance row “unimaginable” with out exterior help




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The six-time MotoGP world champion missed out on pole at Phillip Island on Saturday to Pramac’s Jorge Martin by simply zero.013 seconds.

Marquez utilised a tow from Bagnaia on his closing run to elevate himself forward of the Ducati rider and rating his second entrance row begin within the fourth race of his damage comeback.

However he admits it wasn’t potential to attain this with out Bagnaia’s assist as the present Honda package deal isn’t ok to do the 1m27.780s lap time he managed.

“In fact the reference of Pecco, the slipstream of Pecco, was essential,” Marquez stated.

“With out that slipstream, with the package deal we’ve now with Honda, it will have been unimaginable to journey on this lap time.

“However you’ll want to do it and I adopted him, I did lap and for tomorrow the tempo isn’t dangerous – not the very best one, however not dangerous.

“I labored effectively, and particularly the staff labored very well all weekend.

“Yesterday we labored for the long run [trying new aero parts], immediately we labored for the current. We’re going up, we’re getting nearer and nearer to the entrance guys.”

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Staff

Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

Marquez misplaced one in every of his laps early on within the Q2 shootout session when he misplaced the front-end of his Honda going by way of the Flip 10 hairpin.

He managed to save lots of the second in an incident just like one he had at the very same place in apply for the 2019 Australian GP.

Whereas he admits “it’s not the very best sign” of his returning health, he did reveal that his physique reacted in the identical method in that second because it did again in 2019 previous to his critical arm damage.

“Yeah, I used to be coming quick in that lap and I am going into Flip 10 quick,” Marquez defined.

“There already the earlier lap I might see Pecco was turning rather a lot and I might see the grip that they had was wonderful.

“Within the final second I attempted to push the entrance a bit extra to attempt to flip and it was precisely the identical second as 2019.

“The nice factor is the arm, every thing, all of the physique reacted in the identical method and was precisely the identical motion [as in 2019]. So, it’s not the very best sign as a result of it means we’re on the restrict, but it surely was good for the individuals [watching].”

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