Marc Marquez made history at Sachsenring by winning for eight consecutive editions and interrupting the fast of victories that had lasted since 2019 in 2021, given that on the occasion of the first race of 2020 in Jerez the eight-time world champion fractured his right humerus, limb returned under irons a few weeks ago with the aim of recovering 100% of his skills on a motorcycle in view of 2023.
Without the king of Saxony, Honda hit rock bottom making history in the negative. It was from 1982, in fact, that the house of the golden wing did not win even a point in a grand prix of the premier class. At the Sachsenring, despite several excellent retirements, Honda succeeded in this feat because Takaaki Nakagami fell once again, Alex Marquez found himself on a chopper as the rear lowering remained lowered, while Stefan Bradl and Pol Espargarò were literally cooked. from a hull that has not dissipated the heat.
The picture in the rankings is nothing short of bleak. Honda is last among the Manufacturers and Marc Marquez despite having taken part in six out of ten races is still the best rider in the ranking with 60 points against Pol Espargarò’s 40, 16 of which obtained in Qatar in the first race of the season that he had sanctioned. a rebirth of the Honda that turned out to be the most classic of the straw fires. In Assen in the Netherlands it will not be easy to save face to go on holiday with low spirits.
Pol Espargaròin fact, he will have to deal with a body tried by the heat not disposed of in the race and by the pain after a fall in free practice: “We have to stop the series of negative races that has been going on for too long now, in these days at home I have tried to work as hard as I could to recover from the pains in my ribs. We will give everything on a completely different track compared to Sachsenring, we will need a lot of agility in the changes of direction “. Stefan Bradlburned to his foot due to the heat, he hopes in the meantime to verify that the countermeasures taken at the hull level give the desired results: “I already raced a year ago in Assen and this will help me. We want to put the weekend in Germany behind us ”. In the Netherlands Takaaki Nakagami took his first career victory in Moto2 in 2016. Lucio Cecchinello’s rider is currently the best Honda rider, but struggles to see the checkered flag.
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