Marc Marquez, the assault on Bagnaia failed: “Play for the World Cup”

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The recovery of Marc Marquez continues, author of another good race in Thailand. In the final challenge to the Ducati of Pecco Bagnaia.

Marc Marquez (Ansa)
Marc Marquez – Motori.News

When it started raining, many people credited Marc Marquez as one of the favorites for the podium. Instead he had to deal with the physical conditions not yet at the top after the fourth surgery on his right humerus last June 2nd. Fatigue begins to be felt after three consecutive Grands Prix: Aragon, Motegi and Buriram. In the first case, his race ended on the first lap, due to a double contact, in Japan he was 4th and in Thailand 5th.

Once again the assault on the top 3 fails, but he came really close. In the last laps of the GP of Thailand he began to undermine the third position of Pecco Bagnaia. It was to put the spanner in the works Johann Zarco who got between him and the Piedmontese Ducati rider, until Cabroncito had to slow down. He finishes 5th with a gap of less than 3 seconds from the winner Miguel Oliveira, just one second from the podium.

Marc Marquez aims for the first podium of the season

Marc Marquez (LaPresse)
Marc Marquez – Motori.News

The 29 year old champion of the Repsol Honda he was once again the protagonist of a great start from eighth place, on the first lap he had already gained three positions. He took on a nice challenge with Luca Marini before and Pecco Bagnaia then. In the second case he seemed particularly aggressive and almost on the verge of overcoming him: “When I arrived at Pecco’s I thought about where to overtake him. Unfortunately I was losing too much in acceleration and I went too far under braking“.

Marc Marquez gave up even thinking about the rival he had before him, Pecco Bagnaia, fighting for the world title … “When I saw that I was very close to the limit, I pressed the brakes because if I crashed he plays for the World Championship … The podium was close, we continue to improve“. It is not yet the result that everyone expects from the nine-time world champion, but it reconfirms that it is one step away from the next step. “In the dry it is the first weekend in which I have been competitive and I am happy“.

In the last three races he has nothing at stake, if not the goal of getting on the podium at least once this season MotoGP, which started immediately uphill, and not only for health problems. “Now we finally have a week off, coming back from an injury and doing three races in a row is not easy at all“, Concluded Marc Marquez. “In Australia we will try to do more“.

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