Alex Marquez disappointed by Honda: “Frustrating not having support”

Alex Marquez demoralized after his first outings in Aragon. His brother Marc Marquez immediately fast but falls in FP3.

Alex Marquez (LaPresse)
Alex Marquez – Motori.News

For the brothers Alex and Marc Marquez it is a complicated moment. There Honda RC-V it is proving to be a very angular bike, difficult to ride, with a too aggressive character and no feeling on the front. The HRC technicians will have to guarantee greater load on the front to improve corner entry, it takes dedication and patience, but they also take risks. As happened in FP3 at Aragon, when the multi-champion from Cervera lost the front at 7, remedying a fall.

Fortunately Marc did not report any consequences, he immediately got up on his own legs and reached his box to mount the second prototype and chase time. From the expressions of the faces in the pits, doubts and thoughts emerge, for a Honda that has completely lost its bearings, forcing a two-time world champion like Alex Marquez to change manufacturers after three disappointing seasons.

Alex Marquez with Ducati on the horizon

Alex Marquez and his brother Marc (Ansa)
Alex Marquez and his brother Marc – Motori.News

On the first day of free practice at Aragon Alex Marquez lapped more than a second behind the best time of Jorge Martin. On Saturday there was no way to get close to the top 10, the last six races are a real ordeal for the young Catalan driver who is waiting to get on the Ducati Desmosedici GP to regain motivation and confidence. Once again he complains of problems in finding the right setting to face the race weekend: “We tried to adapt it and change the electronics”, but for him and Pol Espargarò there will be no updates until Valencia.

The development of the 2023 prototype is entrusted to Taka Nakagami e Marc Marquez, the outgoing drivers could give interesting information to rivals. The older brother immediately went faster on the way back after the long stop to follow the rehabilitation plan. Alex does not hide his bitterness: “The frustrating thing is not to have the support I would like from Honda“.

The standard bearer of the team LCR Honda by Lucio Cecchinello admits he understands the situation and position of Honda, but reminds the Japanese manufacturer that “he has a contract until the end of the year and has already done some races without receiving anything“. Especially in such a difficult time for drivers who can’t handle this prototype and are racking up a long streak of dull performances. Alex Marquez will experience authentic liberation at the Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

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