“Honda is always the same”

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Marc Marquez immediately fast on his return to MotoGP after 110 days from the last operation on his right arm.

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Marc Marquez at Aragon – Motori.News

The first day of free practice at Aragon ends with an 8th time trial for Marc Marquez, who has returned to the saddle of his Honda RC213V 110 days after the last arm operation, the fourth in two years. Eighth place in the combined standings and a gap of 359 thousandths from the best time of Jorge Martin, the fastest of the Honda riders. Although he is not yet in top condition and the long break for rehabilitation, no brand colleague can keep up with him.

The phenomenon of Cervera stopped the clock hands at 1’47.761, but his final position could have been much better if he hadn’t suffered a great fright when he risked losing the rear of his Honda in the time attack, a movement that certainly made him lose precious time, without which he could have been among the top three on Friday at MotorLand of Aragon. First steps of a legend who advances and wants to take back the scene.

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Marc Marquez ready to amaze – MotoriNews

He continues not to set goals for the race, he would be satisfied to close the 23 laps of the race close to the top five group. But everyone is hoping for an epic feat from the Honda multiple champion, he says he is ready for his first crash after this last surgery on his right arm: “I know it will happen sooner or later, it is normal, the most important thing is that I felt much better in the afternoon than in the morning“.

From the point of view of physical conditions, the first day ended better than expected, also thanks to his home track where he often comes to train in private. The eighth time is certainly not the result that excites him, but as a first day there is a lot to be optimistic. “Today I was the first Honda, but, in terms of pace, far from where we would like to be It’s not the main goal, it’s a motivation“.

He is not satisfied with his RC213V, despite the new aluminum swingarm of the Kalex. He continues to feel some discomfort and feels compelled to change his driving style. “The way I ride this bike is unnatural for my style. I said it in the preseason and I keep saying it now. Then you adapt, but I don’t drive safely. I can make up for it for a ride – he stressed Marc Marquez -, but to have the race pace you need a bike that is understood a little better“. Has the bike changed compared to the one at the start of the championship? “No, it’s always the same“.

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