MotoGP, Puig: “Only Marquez knows what he’s doing, the Misano win is worth more”

Honda’s last one-two in MotoGP was in 2017, when Marquez won the Aragon GP ahead of Pedrosa. But they broke their fast last Sunday in Misano, with Marc on the top step of the podium and Pol Espargarò by his side. A result that was anything but foreseeable, as Marquez won on a clockwise track (unlike Sachsenring and Austin) and put more strain on his right shoulder, while for Pol it was his 2nd place and best result ever in the MotoGP was.

“We approached this weekend with the will to compare this race with the first one at Misano to see our progress. Achieving this result is fantastic, ”team manager Alberto Puig commented. “A one-two is never easy, even when you’re in the best of shape. This is not our best moment, but we still managed to get this fantastic result. I think it’s a combination of factors. A great achievement from our drivers, Honda’s continued work, Repsol’s great support and all of our other sponsors. And of course the hard work of the team members. We have clearly shown that we will never give up. This result is a great feeling, a great reward for everyone involved in this project. “

Marquez is not in the best of physical shape yet, but once again he has shown that he is a winner.

This is an even more difficult time for Marc than for anyone else. He’s still recovering, he’s still in trouble, he hasn’t got back to his best shape yet. He knows that and we know it. ” underlined the manager from Spain. “That’s why this win in Misano is even more valuable to him, especially on this track. Nobody knows what this guy is doing except him.

Alberto also congratulated Espargarò, who finally seems to have found the way to progress.

Pol was facing a very difficult season with high expectations. We know it wasn’t easy, but the good thing is that he never gives up, “he explained.” He’s always trying to find a solution, just like his team. His group shares his stance of never giving up. So in the end it was like a gift. He deserved it, but it was also a gift for for the team and for Honda, because we are all helping him as best we can. We are very happy for him and the fact that he achieved his best result ever on Honda. With his first podium in these colors he showed his potential . Now we hope that his self-confidence continues to grow and that he can push the bike to the limit.

There are still two races left to end a season that started badly.

This is a winning team and our approach is always to try to win. Our goal is to fight for the title every year“Said Puig. “The only difference is that sometimes the situation is not perfect. The last two years have not been easy for us, but there is no one on this team who wants to try to finish second in the next race. We’ll go to the next race and try to win again because that’s Honda. “

Puig’s last words were about Fabio Quartararo.

“We would like to congratulate Fabio and Yamaha on their Misano title. Two races before the end of the championship. They deserved it. Fabio was the best driver this season. He won five races, got a lot of podiums and he really deserved it.