Marc Marquez can feel hurt after the Austin GP when he finished sixth despite the pace he showed throughout the race. Like the season, the start of this race was anything but ideal for the six-time world champion. A technical issue left “King of COTA” Marc Marquez in 24th and final place at Turn One. But he showed character when it mattered and was able to shrug off what happened early in the race.
From this position, the Spaniard sped through the field, passing the riders one by one. That was clearly felt Marc Marquez wasn’t anywhere near 100% but he fought his way through and finished sixth ahead of his nemesis, Fabio Quartararo. Marquez is making a comeback after his horrific accident in Indonesia which triggered his previous injuries which left him with double vision. He even considered retiring from sports after such injuries.
But the sheer love of the sport brought him back and how. Marc Marquez enjoyed a flawless preseason with some serious pace and showed promise for the season. But the season has been disappointing given the amazing standards he has set in previous seasons. But thankfully, the Spaniard is slowly and steadily finding form ahead of the business end of the season.
Marc Marquez recovered like a champ after a disastrous start to the race due to a technical issue
Marc Marquez didn’t look like a happy man and the post-race interview confirmed that assumption. The six-time world champion said after the race: “On the one hand I’m disappointed because it’s clear we had the speed. I was able to really enjoy the race, I came through from behind, but I was able to score 25 points today.”
“Since I got to the start, I’ve seen an alarm [warning light on the dash]. I tried to start but the bike was crazy and I thought it was something big because there weren’t any until the first corner [power] from the bike.”
“Being here this weekend has been gratifying and to finish the race in sixth place is also gratifying as we review how we start the race.” As reported by crash.
Marc Marquez has shown that he can still perform at his best. Despite not being fit to race, he sped past a number of riders and showed what he can do. A few more performances like this could put him back in contention for the title.
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