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    “Saved” Catalan MotoGP weekend “essential” for Marquez’s future

    Marquez had a heavy crash throughout FP4 on Saturday and suffered a light concussion, which meant he couldn’t compete in qualifying.

    Although he was cleared match to experience in Sunday’s race, the LCR rider needed to come from final on the grid however took the chequered flag in tenth.

    With Marquez’s MotoGP future unsure at LCR and Honda, he admits that each outcome now’s “essential” for him.

    “Wonderful, no. We’re removed from glorious,” he stated of his race.

    “I might put 6 [out of 10] on our race.

    “It was good, not glorious. We saved the weekend kind of, we saved ranging from the again of the grid.

    “I used to be simply attempting to present my 100% each lap and simply attempt to get pleasure from.

    “That’s it. I attempted to handle the smooth rear tyre, which for me was the one alternative I used to be planning on utilizing for the race.

    “HRC got here to me asking 100 occasions if I used to be positive, Michelin, all people.

    Alex Marquez, Team LCR Honda, Team LCR Honda

    Alex Marquez, Staff LCR Honda, Staff LCR Honda

    Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photos

    “I used to be fairly positive as a result of with the medium and exhausting it was inconceivable to experience the bike on the entry.

    “It was the one level to have it. So we saved a extremely tough weekend.

    “Each outcome now’s essential for my future, for the whole lot.

    “As I stated, I’ll attempt to preserve going like this, attempt to preserve enhancing the Honda and assist the HRC manufacturing facility.”

    Marquez’s LCR team-mate Takaaki Nakagami was embroiled within the controversy in Barcelona after he triggered an accident involving Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia and Suzuki’s Alex Rins – the latter struggling a fractured left wrist.

    Nakagami needed to be stored in hospital in a single day having hit Bagnaia’s bike together with his face, however escaped harm.

    The Japanese rider’s place at LCR can be below risk for 2023, with Moto2 frontrunner Ai Ogura in line to take his seat.

    Jack Miller had been linked to Marquez’s LCR seat for subsequent 12 months, however is now set to hitch the manufacturing facility KTM squad.

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