In the last three races Marc Marquez he seems to have found a good continuity of performance, obtaining results that can be said to be satisfactory on tracks that turn more to the right such as Aragon – where he finished second – and Misano – where he finished fourth – than in the predominantly left-hand ones, as in the win in Austin. The problems in his right arm, put to the test by the injury to the humerus and the related operations and an infection, continue to be present, but finally we can observe a slow and steady improvement of the Spanish champion, at least in the results. However, the Catalan did not hide the physical fatigue he feels during the weekend and more than once did not force himself in free practice and in qualifying, to be fresher in the race.
“Nobody is expected in this sport. Marquez has been out for a long time and the riders are on track every week. When he was out, the others continued to fight“, He noted Mick Doohan – Honda and MotoGP legend – to the podcast In The Fast Lane, adding: “Marquez is not exactly in shape this year. I think the bike has gone a bit off the road too, of course the Honda is no longer the bike it used to be. They have taken over some engineers they had in the past, in my day there was a renewal every two or three years and I think new technicians will arrive for 2022“. Doohan is confident in Marquez’s return to the positions that matter: “He is only now starting to have a little more strength in his injured arm, so I think that was the problem. In recent weeks he has bridged the gap with those in front and also in the changes of direction to the left it is better. He is still 28 years old, he is young and he knows how to drive. But with the talent he has and if Honda were to bring a new competitive bike, will have what it takes to fight for another world title“.