It has not been a good start to the season for Marc Márquez, whose tests in Portimao did not go exactly as expected. “We cannot be very optimistic with the result”he confessed this Saturday after finishing far from the top of the table, having fallen and having suffered mechanical problems on his Honda.
“Sincerely, We can’t be very optimistic about the result. but you don’t gain anything by getting angry”, said the Spaniard, already thinking about the tests on Sunday and getting “the best set-up, the best rhythm, the best lap time”, collects motorsport.
The first day of preseason at least served the eight-time world champion to decide for the chassis used in Sepang and point out the hardness of the new clutch, while the last day continued with the updated flaps and air intake.
The sensations were a little better this Sunday, “the day that I have found the best of the entire preseason” in which his objective was “to work with the team and practice the sprint race”, where he achieved “a good rhythm”, although the Catalan was honest in revealing what Honda is aiming for this year: “The first race to victory no, nor to the podium either“If the track conditions are the same and your rivals are just as fast, he pointed out in an interview on DAZN.
“Not all the circuits are Portimao, not all are Malaysia… but at the moment there are seven or eight drivers who go faster than us”, he acknowledged, after having pointed out that “if the race were tomorrow, I would fight to finish between fifth and tenth”, since the team is between thirteenth and fifteenth place, collects motorsport,
Even so, “I don’t gain anything by doing bad blood”, assured the Catalan, since “if you start with a negative mentality the season can be very long”. For this reason, “I start the season thinking about the maximum”, with enthusiasm, because “you cannot start defeated, if not, we are going badly”.