The six-time MotoGP world champion will compete within the fourth race of his damage comeback this weekend on the Australian Grand Prix, having rode to fourth in Japan and fifth in Thailand over the past three weeks.
Marquez’s factors haul since he returned at Aragon has exceeded that which Honda scored throughout his six-race stint on the sidelines after the Italian GP when he went for a fourth main operation on his proper arm.
He received on MotoGP’s final go to to Phillip Island in 2019 and the anticlockwise nature of the circuit has led many to consider Marquez can battle for victory this weekend.
However Marquez has moved to quash this, noting that the 2022 Honda is more likely to “wrestle” at Phillip Island given the bike’s difficulties in turning – however admits the type of the RC213V from spherical to spherical is complicated.
“This new Honda, the 2022 Honda, it is a Honda that makes me a bit confused as a result of generally I count on that we are going to wrestle lots after which for some purpose we go higher,” Marquez stated on Thursday in Australia.
“Theoretically right here we’ll wrestle a bit, however on one other hand it is certainly one of my favorite tracks. So, we’ll see.
“We are going to begin with a constructive mentality and through the weekend we’ll perceive the place we’re.
“It is true it is a weekend the place I must strive some issues for the longer term, which impacts your weekend. But it surely’s the time to do it.”
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The Thailand weekend final day trip was the primary wherein Marquez may push his physique from the off in FP1, however admitted afterwards that come Sunday he was struggling.
Regardless of this, he says his strategy to the Phillip Island weekend is not going to change as “it is the best way to enhance” the bodily situation in his proper shoulder.
“If I really feel effectively with the bike, I’ll attempt to strategy the weekend with the identical technique as in Thailand, as a result of I really feel prefer it’s the best way to enhance,” he added.
“Then, I’ll see if on Sunday I will probably be OK. In Thailand for instance on Sunday after I bought up I used to be destroyed, however fortunately for me it was a moist race and there was no limitation on bodily situation and I used to be capable of journey like I need.
“I refreshed my power final week, it was vital to take a relaxation, and now I really feel OK. So, I’ll strategy it in a great way.
“Then we’ll see as a result of generally you wish to journey quick however you may’t as a result of you do not have the sensation with the bike.”