A Saturday in Misano, which Marc Marquez certainly did not have easy between falls and saves, affected his performance. Tomorrow at 2 p.m., the Honda rider will start from the seventh box in the third row with Lecuona’s KTM at his side.
Marc had to be content with qualifying and was eight tenths behind Pecco Bagnaia’s Ducati.
“I couldn’t take advantage of the situation today,” he commented. “Qualifying practically started in free practice. In FP4 I opted for the slicks in order to immediately find the right self-confidence, but unfortunately I fell on a wet spot. Then there was the parade in Q2, which not only wasted time, but also lost my confidence. In fact, when I took off, I didn’t have the sensations I was hoping for, and in the end what happened was the lap that you all saw. It wasn’t bad, but I could definitely have done more. “
Marc talks about another move that has caught the attention of his fans.
“To be honest, I didn’t even like it as I prefer other types of memories. That was luckier than anything. Doing one with my elbow would have been different. This maneuver then caused my arm pain as I am on the mend. I suffered for about thirty seconds, even if it didn’t limit me. My arm is gradually improving. It’s still there. There are still a few more months, but the most important thing is that it gets better. “
Magic Marc then takes stock of this weekend.
“I’m not here to fight for victory or the podium. I hope to end up in the top 5 and get some good feelings. Unfortunately we are struggling with the cold asphalt more than we should because we cannot bring the rear tire up to temperature immediately. Which, on the other hand, doesn’t happen when we’re racing in the heat where we’re immediately competitive. So we’ll see what happens tomorrow if it increases. In these conditions you risk if you are not running at speed. I may be third, but I’m one in Misano’s position. When it’s dry, we’re not ready to fight for the podium, but I’ll try to be in the top five. “