MotoGP 2022. Japanese GP in Motegi. Marc Marquez: "I might have problems finishing the race"

The Spaniard is worried about the physical effort that the Motegi track requires. On Honda's situation: "We are the biggest team in the world and we can go back to winning the world championship"

September 22, 2022

TOWork out, get ready, go for miles. The goal of Marc Marquez for the second gp of his return it is clear. In the Thursday conference, the Spaniard also retraced the sensations experienced in Aragon: "It has been difficult, the intensity of the weekend is something else than the tests. In Spain I had a bit of difficulty in the morning free practice, finding my position on the bike and I still need to strengthen my muscles. But on the flying lap, now I can drive as I want "

What do you expect for Motegi?

"On this track the arm will be more stressed than in Aragon given the many braking points. At Aragon in the race I don't think there would have been any resistance problems, even if it ended after just one lap. Here, on the other hand, there could be resistance problems to finish the race. Let's see. In Aragon the goal was to do a lot of km and finish the race. I'm disappointed because I had a good start and I was ready, even to manage the degradation of the tires. I had bad luck but also luck because in both situations nobody did anything . Here at Motegi different weather conditions, it's an important race on an important circuit "

H.i visited the HRC plant here in Japan ...

"Yes, it is important to return to Japan, even if we are in contact with emails and phone calls it is important to see each other in person, understand how we work and motivate each other. I met the president and the others, they know what they are doing and where we want to go: I am here to help them. In recent years with the pandemic it has not been easy for Japanese engineers to work in Europe, with longer development times, being away from Japan. The pandemic has had a big impact on Japanese manufacturers, at the same time. European manufacturers have grown a lot, but I think Honda's potential is huge, it's the biggest team in the world and we can get back to fighting for the championship. "

On Honda's strategy to develop a competitive bike ...

"It's true that the other Honda was doing very well, with this one things went well at the beginning, but you have to see. I'm a rider, not an engineer, I point out the problems but then the engineers have to take care of them"

It could be a rainy weekend, how do you behave in case of wet tracks?

"I follow my instinct more even if you have to drive very gently, but I am much more instinctive, unlike when I drive in the dry"

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