Marc Marquez curries Honda on the eve of the last 2022 Grand Prix. This time he will be a spectator in the race for the MotoGP title.
Last race of the year for Honda e Marc Marquez on the Valencia circuit. The hope is to bring home the only season, the goal is to better plan the next MotoGP season during next Tuesday’s test. The Cervera champion has already sounded an alarm bell, underlining the delays in the evolution of the 2023 prototype after the September test in Misano.
On the eve of the Valencia GP he throws another dart towards Japan, because now that his physical conditions are starting to improve he is starting to hunger for world titles. He even moved his residence from Cervera to Madrid to speed up the rehabilitation times. But now he expects a similar effort, even double, from the House of the Golden Wing, lagging behind in terms of the evolution of the bike.
Marc Marquez and the challenge for the MotoGP title
For a few weeks Marc Marquez and HRC have been working on a new aerodynamic package for the RC213V and an aluminum swingarm, but they are just a start to dictate the turning point. Much more is needed to be able to aim for the world title, as demonstrated by the disappointing results of his brand colleagues in his absence. The pole in Japan and the 2nd place in Australia confirm that the talent of the Catalan champion can fill some gaps, but the difficulties encountered in Malaysia remind us that in MotoGP the qualities of the pilot are not enough today.
You need a motorcycle up to the job. “He is not yet at a level to fight for a World Cup. I have to take a step this winter and Honda has to take two steps, I have to try to give one hundred percent and Honda has to make the leap to try to fight on equal terms“, Underlined the eight-time world champion at the press conference at Ricardo Tormo of Valencia.
This time he will be watching as a spectator the challenge for the world title, he who has lived enough of the eve of the world championship. TO Pecco Bagnaia recommends: “I would think of just finishing the race. A championship is a championship, he has already risked in Malaysia. Here the result does not matter, you have to think about finishing the race“. But in the 2023 season he wants to be among the protagonists of the final sprint and get his hands on the ninth world title in his career.