Márquez: “I’m not enjoying it”

After fighting for the win last Sunday at Motorland Aragón, Marc Márquez was one of the stars of the official press conference for the Misano GP. Four days ago he did what he could to prevent the triumph of Pecco Bagnaia, facing Goliath like David with very different weapons, with no real options for victory beyond forcing the error of an opponent who was looking for his first victory. Despite being a circuit where he has won three times, in 2015, 2017 and 2019, if we follow the cadence it would be his turn in 2021, but miracles in Lourdes. Again he faces the physical rigor of two Grand Prix in a row that in its current conditions represents a major effort not being able to do regular work between races. And the pain does not subside and that prevents him from enjoying himself on the bike. What he has ruled out is a fourth operation for now.

On Sunday, at Motorland Aragón, Marc said that they were thinking about what to do to finish solving their physical problems and they asked him this Thursday if a fourth surgical intervention could enter those thoughts: “At the moment the plan is to understand how to improve for the next races and now, until Austin, we will have two weeks and we will try to work at home to take a step forward, because now I have two races in a row “

“I have to rest for three days, otherwise it hurts, and then you have to train for two more days and you already have to fly to another circuit, and that’s not the way I worked in the past because now I have a plan specific layout, but for the moment we are going to try to work. The plan is to work to try to improve things, but plan A is to work on myself, “explains Marc.

He recalled this Thursday that “Aragon was a great weekend and we were able to return to the podium, which has given us additional motivation to continue progressing, but it is true that here, in Misano, we return to our real situation, which is not very far away. of the leading drivers, but it is still a bit far from my possibilities, because I still do not drive as I want. I am sure that in FP1 I will understand perfectly where I am and what I can achieve this weekend, “he said.

They have asked him if he is enjoying the bike again and he has been very sincere: “Now I am competing and I try to give my best, but I am not enjoying myself, at the moment I only enjoy a couple of laps and in some corners, but when you feel You don’t enjoy pain. I enjoy at times but it cannot be said that it is fully, “Márquez stressed about his current situation.

Regarding the post-race test on September 21 and 22 on this same route he explained that “we are going to introduce new parts for next season, but it is true that being a motorcycle prototype it will always be in constant evolution and we must continue working on the bike and on my skills and performance. little in both directions we will be able to fight for the championship, but if we have problems in any of these facets, we will have difficulties, “he added.”