“I want to fight for the MotoGP title,” Marc Marquez expresses his desire to fight for the coveted prize even after his sluggish start to the season

Marc Marquez needs to pick up the pieces during this period of recovery

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

Marc Marquez has been a fighter battling through adversity throughout the course of his career. This situation is equally difficult if not more difficult than the last time he was in a situation like this. Marc Marquez has had been on the receiving end of some unfortunate injuries one after the other. It’s one step forward and two steps backwards for the six time world champion.

The Spaniard suffered an injury in training which gave him double vision problems and put some serious question marks on his return to MotoGP. He somehow gathered the grit and determination and returned to the sport even when he doubted his comeback at a given point in time. He looked comfortable during the whole of pre season clocking some serious pace and showing signs of progress.

But it was completely opposite in Qatar as he struggled for raw pace and didn’t get use to the new Honda. Champion riders know how to grind it out when the going gets tough and that’s exactly what he did. He will take time to adapt to the surroundings and the new bike after such a serious injury. But during this period of recovery he needs to pick up as many points on offer even when he is not on podium.

Marc Marquez needs to pick up the pieces during this period of recovery

Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez

The six time world champion has expressed his desire to be involved in at least one more title fight. He said, “If I finish fifth – it’s not because I want to finish fifth, it’s because I don’t have more.”

“So, we need to find a way to improve, but of course, we are thinking of the championship.”

“We will see in Mandalika, we will see in Argentina but we keep going. Obviously, staying on while going fast enough not to give up too much ground in the title race is easier said than done. “

Marc Marquez is walking a tightrope as far his title credentials go after struggling in Qatar with this radically new Honda and also his physical condition to go with it. But if he manages to stay within touching distance come the end of the season, anything is possible. The next race is Mandalika on the 20th of March.

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