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    Not the time to combat for MotoGP podiums

    The six-time world champion has had a fraught begin to the 2022 marketing campaign and struggled to know the radically revised Honda MotoGP bike, which is now extra rear-biased to enhance traction.

    Ending fifth within the 2022 Qatar curtain-raiser, his first race since successful the 2021 Emilia-Romagna GP after a pre-Portugal coaching crash left him with double imaginative and prescient that compelled him out of the ultimate two rounds, Marquez was then dominated out of the Indonesian Grand Prix when a violent warm-up crash left him with a concussion. This led to the return of double imaginative and prescient issues which compelled him to take a seat out the next Argentina GP.

    He returned for final week’s Americas GP, the place he completed sixth after a shocking fightback from final when a difficulty together with his bike noticed him barely transfer away from the road initially.

    Marquez now sits thirteenth within the standings having scored simply 21 factors out of a attainable 100.

    Shifting into the European section of the championship beginning, subsequent weekend in Portugal, Marquez doesn’t imagine he has the efficiency to combat for wins at each circuit – however believes proper now is just not the time to be fascinated about podiums.

    “Now we have to perceive what our stage is in European tracks, which I don’t suppose is the extent to combat for the victory each race,” Marquez mentioned at COTA.

    “However one other essential factor, in a circuit I do know very properly [COTA], I do know precisely the place the weak factors of the bike are.

    Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

    Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Crew

    Picture by: MotoGP

    “I already pushed to Honda to say ‘it’s important to work there and there’ for those who wanna be aggressive within the subsequent races.

    “It’s true that Pol [Espargaro] is using properly in some race tracks, [Takaaki] Nakagami is using properly in some race tracks.

    “However we now have some weak factors that we have to enhance if we need to be constant in all race tracks.

    “What I study is that with this championship, with this bike, you can not predict the GP.

    “You can’t go right into a GP and say ‘this one I’ll win, this one I’ll end high 5, this one I’ll end high 10’.

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    “You don’t know. Throughout the weekend you have to settle for the place you might be and in case you are tenth, you might be tenth.

    “However after all I’ll take the chance and the goal is to attempt to construct the rostrum each race. However proper now is just not the time to combat for the rostrum.”

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    Marquez’s team-mate Pol Espargaro ended the COTA race thirteenth having battled a bout of meals poisoning, and is the one Honda rider to get to the rostrum thus far in 2022 after ending third in Qatar.

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