After all the troubles he has experienced, Marc Marquez wants to improve his form in Portugal, and he believes that this race will be a good lesson for them. “Now we need to understand what our level is in European tracks, which I don’t think is the level to fight for the victory every race,” Marquez said at COTA, as quoted by motorsport.
“But another important thing, in a circuit I know very well [COTA], I know exactly where the weak points of the bike are. Marc Marquez has come to terms with the fact that he cannot predict the outcome of races, and that is sometimes the problem.
Honda has many good things, but also many shortcomings that will have to be fixed. Yet, given Marquez’s perseverance and qualities, we know he won’t give up. “I already pushed to Honda to say ‘you have to work there and there’ if you wanna be competitive in the next races.
“It’s true that Pol [Espargaro] is riding well in some race tracks, [Takaaki] Nakagami is riding well in some race tracks.
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“But we have some weak points that we need to improve if we want to be consistent in all race tracks.
“I mean what I learn is that with this championship, with this bike, you cannot predict the GP. “You cannot go into a GP and say ‘this one I will win, this one I will finish top five, this one I will finish top 10’.
“You don’t know. During the weekend you need to accept where you are and if you are 10th, you are 10th. “But of course I will take the risk and the target is to try to build the podium every race. But right now is not the time to fight for the podium”. The next races will be an ideal opportunity for him to return to the form we expect him to be.