Marc Márquez started in ninth position in Free Practice 1 of the San Marino Grand Prix, at the ‘Marco Simoncelli’ circuit in Misano Adriatico. A track where he laid his law on 2015, 2017 and 2019 And that he now faces with less expectations, although without ruling out anything, seen what he saw a week ago in Aragon, where he fought until the last corner for the victory with Pecco Bagnaia and finished second on the podium. A feat considering that the current Honda is not for great joys and the eight-time world champion has not recovered his best version since the damn accident in Jerez 2020, which broke the humerus in his right arm.
Marc He has undergone surgery three times since then. The first two times at the Dexeus Quirón in Barcelona, with the doctor Xavier Mir. The third, in which an infection was detected in addition to a pseudoarthrosis of the humerus, was carried out by the team led by the doctors Samuel Antuña and Ignacio Roger de Oña at the Ruber Clinic in Madrid. In total they were nine months away from the circuits, leaving the skin in endless recovery sessions. Your trusted physiotherapist, Carlos J. Garcia He even moved to live at his home in Cervera. Márquez managed to return to the World Cup in Portimao, the third appointment of the 2021 calendar, last April. And he managed to rediscover victory in Sachsenring, in June. A success, undoubtedly. However, months later, it is clear that his particular ‘ordeal’ is not over yet.
To the point that this Thursday in Misano, despite his display in the last laps of MotorLand with Bagnaia, they asked Marc if he was evaluating a fourth surgical intervention to end your nagging arm pain.
“No, at the moment the plan is to try to understand how to improve on the last races. After Austin we have a little margin and we will try to work at home to take a step forward. Now I have to rest for three days after each Grand Prix and I don’t have much time to train for the next one. I’ve had two races in a row and I would have to rest for three days, because otherwise my arm hurts, and then you have to train for two more days and you have to go flying to another circuit. That’s not the way I worked in the past, because now I have a specific plan, but at the moment the plan is to work to try to improve little things. Plan A is to work on myself & rdquor;, argued the Repsol Honda, who tries to stay positive despite his current problems.
“Aragon It was a great weekend, we got back on the podium and that has given us additional motivation. But in Misano we will return to our usual situation, which is not far from that of the leading drivers, but it is not the one that allows me to drive as I want & rdquor ;, he pointed out Marquez, which ended up recognizing that “Now I’m not enjoying myself on the bike & rdquor ;.A harsh conclusion for a rider with the winning DNA of Marc Márquez. “I try to do my best in every race. And it is true that a couple of laps or in a curve I do have fun, but when you feel pain you do not have a good time. You do not enjoy. And the goal is to do it fully, throughout the entire career & rdquor ;.
It does not give up and neither does Honda. ANDt Tuesday and Wednesday MotoGP will tackle test in Misano that can provide solutions to Marc: “In the test we will introduce new ideas and elements for next season, but it is a prototype bike that is constantly evolving. You have to work on the bike, but also on my skills and my riding. You have to manage not to have any difficulty in all three aspects & rdquor ;, analyzes the pilot from Cervera.