Marc Márquez’s important reflection on his chances of winning in 2021

Sometimes athletes and world champions of the stature of Marc Márquez, capable of doing unthinkable things on a motorcycle, they can be equated, as a result of their superiority, to an extraterrestrial. However, all, without exceptions, are human. This makes them just as vulnerable to injury, and in that sense, the same goes for recovery processes. The 6 times world champion of MotoGP (8 in the global categories) in his virtual press appearance this Monday, after the presentation of the team Repsol Honda Team for the World Cup MotoGP 2021. Many fans think that when Marc returns to the track it will not be difficult for him to get back to how fast he was before. However, the Catalan was very clear on this issue. Optimistic, but with his feet on the ground, Marc said that thinking about winning the 2021 World Cup, despite not ruling it out due to his enormous winning spirit, “is not realistic.”

Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró pose with their motorcycles

“When I return to the track it will be impossible to be the Marc of before from the first lap, everything has a process, the first objective is to have fun again and when you do it before you go fast. The process is to return to being the Marc of before. If not, it doesn’t make sense “, said the pilot of Cervera. That is, Marc wants to return to his best level and does not rule out achieving it. Simply, ask for time and make it clear that you will not be able to be at your best in your first race.

“The pressure is on yourself, I don’t intend to arrive from the beginning and that the objective is to win because it will not be realistic. I do intend to get on a motorcycle, have fun again and little by little go back to being the Marc of before and get a good level to fight for podiums or victories ”, he reiterated. Although he cannot clarify how long it will take him to be the champion Marc of before the injury of the humerus of the right arm. It will be the track that dictates the sentence.

“I don’t know when it will take, but Honda has respected me a lot throughout this 2020 and they continue to respect me a lot and I have to take the time that my body needs, but without falling asleep. I have a four-year contract and the goal is 4 out of 4 titles, but if you can’t … then the next three titles. It is the objective and the peace of mind that Honda gives me ”, Marc concluded in a press conference through Zoom.

Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró pose with their motorcycles
Marc Márquez and Pol Espargaró pose with their motorcycles