Marc Marquez returned and finished 9th in the COTA MotoGP qualifiers. After the accident he had, it will take time to regain his self-confidence. "I didn't believe in myself in the qualifications," Marquez said, as quoted by motorsport.
"During all weekend I worked very well, I worked nice in my rhythm, in my pace. "But then in the qualy I go out, there was some traffic. Then I didn't want to push and then I didn't want to believe in myself.
"It was only my mistake. Also on the second tyre we had some issues, it was not just my mistake. "We had some issues with the bike, so for that reason I was not able to push as I want and also I get confused and I think that I had one more lap with the second tyre.
"So, if you believe in you – for the front row it was not possible, but second row I think was my position there. But lucky we start ninth because it was my worst lap."
Marc Marquez doubts
Of course, it's natural that Marquez doesn't feel very well after all, and he has doubts about himself, but we believe that he will come back stronger.
"Missing one weekend doesn't affect your speed," he added. "But it's true that it's a combination of many things. I'm coming from one of my worst weekends in MotoGP class, from the biggest high side, and all these things [affect me].
"It's true that on the race weekend, I said on Thursday, I don't have a good feeling. "It's normal that some doubts appear in myself. I'm trying to get some confidence, it's true that in FP4 I rode well.
"But in the qualy when I put new tyres, I didn't feel it and I was a bit scared also, I didn't push as I want. "I just did single different sectors. If you put the ideal time [together] I'm there. "But everybody pushed in a different way. Anyway, it's not bad. I'm happy about the day and happy about the position."