The adverse weather forecast for tomorrow led a group of riders on Friday, on the occasion of the safety commission, to ask the organizers to postpone the race to Monday when the sun and heat are expected on the Red Bull Ring track.
Today Marc Marquez also aligned himself with this line of thinking and talked about what the organizers are thinking about it.
“Personally I think that if it were to rain heavily it would be impossible to race on this track because streams of water form on the track. If, on the other hand, there was no heavy rain then it could be “.
“Anyway if I had to choose I would prefer the rain. It’s true that winning a race is important, but it doesn’t change your life. I have already achieved a success this year and I have taken a weight off my shoulders. I would prefer a dry race to continue my preparation and my return path to physical normality ”.
“In a race in the wet, however, anything can happen. You can win as well as you can fall to the ground very easily ”.
Even if he is not yet at 100%, and has problems with his arm and right shoulder, Marquez today fought for pole in Q2 but was then the protagonist of a harmless slide that precluded a better result after obtaining a partial. record in T1.
“Today I didn’t have the chance to take pole, but the bike is worth more than the eighth time. I didn’t feel comfortable with the first tire, unlike the second. With the latter I pushed to the limit and I fell. I could have gotten a second row without the crash ”.
Marc then admitted that he is not yet able to physically endure an entire race on the bike and this forces him to simplify the movements a lot.
“I try to optimize physical effort. Two years I was taking more open trajectories, while now I use narrower lines. I can last for one or two laps but not for a whole race. For this reason I try to optimize the trajectories and not to make strange movements to control my body well. I try to optimize the power and use it only in the most necessary points ”.