Marc Márquez replies to Kevin Schwantz about the injury and the way he rides

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This weekend in Misano, Marc Márquez took his first victory on a circuit with more right-hand corners after his injury at the start of the 2020 championship. Although the rider has already triumphed at Sachsenring and Austin, these two layouts have a greater amount of left-hand turns and in that sense it is easier for the #93 to get better performances.

However, and despite his victory last Sunday, the rider assured this weekend that he still feels differences in his performance depending on which side of the curve he is facing. The eight times world champion recognizes that this problem is his responsibility and that it has nothing to do with the bike or the factory for which he competes.

'One of the things I want to improve is that I feel too much different between the way I understand what I'm doing in right turns and left turns. And that's not Honda's fault, it's my position on the bike. There is too much difference between one side and the other. Riding like this is still difficult for me. When I want to be natural I make mistakes, I crash and get out of trajectory…', he answered in an interview to El País.

Faced with Kevin Schwantz's recent statements about #93 still being limited physically, Marc Márquez replied:;

  • Mentally, the injury doesn't hold me back at all. When I'm racing I don't think about whether it hurts more or less. I'm the first one who tries to avoid talking about this topic in the garage. When my team asks me I answer, but I try to do my own thing. I don't compete thinking that I'm injured, but the discomfort, the pain, is what makes you think and prevents you from riding the same way. It's not the same as going into a weekend thinking about the bike, the riding, doing a lot of laps… as it is thinking about having to do two laps thrown in the first free practice and three in the second because you have to save yourself physically for the next day.

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