Marc Marquez returns to MotoGP at Aragon and impresses in free practice, but one thing bothers him: I’m going to struggle

Marc Marquez took to the track at Motorland in the first of two free practice sessions for the 2022 Aragon GP MotoGP, 106 days after his last race: the Spaniard dazzled his rivals with being the best of all Honda riders, but was freaked out by what lay ahead. Him in the race on Sunday.

On Friday that opens GP in Aragon From MotoGP 2022 Marc Marquez He’s back in action for the first class weekend race at a distance 106 days since last And above all, after Fourth operation on the humerus of the right arm He was injured at Jerez in 2020. After seeing him again last week, riding a motorcycle in Misano tests, he predicted that The first day of free training on the Aragon MotorLand track To understand the rhythm of the eight-time world champion and what his physical condition is.

FP1 and FP2 from round 15 of the MotoGP 2022 race gave the expected response. In fact, the 29-year-old is from Cervera as far as the speed and feel of the bike (equipped with the new Calix arena) He immediately impressed everyone by finishing in the top ten on the combined multiplication table Registering a delay of only 389,000 compared to the best time of day set by Jorge Martin at Ducati for the Pramac team and putting Best performance chronometer for Honda riders.

A performance that impressed everyone with the world champion, as well as the current leader in the world championship standings, Fabio Quartararo Which, after what was seen on the Spanish track, made him among the likely winners of Sunday’s race: “I already said on Thursday that Marc (Marquez, editor) will fight for the win on Sunday. And now I confirm it. It doesn’t surprise me because we already know what it’s like. In the Misano test, he was six-tenths of a second off the best time, having completed the rest of the grid there two days before the Grand Prix. What amazes me most is his mentality. Within two years he was seriously injured. I think many people, many athletes, can consider Mark as a reference precisely because of his mental strengthIndeed, the French Yamaha rider said after the second free practice sessions for the Aragon GP to analyze Cabronçito’s return to the MotoGP Wekeend.

Good feelings too for Marc Marquez But after this first day on the Aragon circuit Looks like he’s upset with his physical condition for Sunday’s race: “Yes, today I was a first Honda, but in terms of speed, far from where we want to be, where we intend to be – said the eight-time world champion after FP2 for the Aragon GP –. I’ve never been to a long tour before and won’t do it on Saturdays either. I don’t know how my body will react on Sunday for 23 laps. I hope that with the adrenaline in the race he will be able to go the distance.

What I know is that I will suffer – Then Marquez added –, but if you are struggling, slow down a bit and suffer less. it’s easy. If you raise the pace and press harder, it will require more physical effort. However, if you don’t pay, you will eventually run out. See how tight the time is. However, it’s hard to be in the top 10, so I’ll try, as always, to push to find my limits. Sooner or later (I’d rather be later than sooner) the first fall will come. But it’s normal, it’s part of our job, I accept it. I still have to continue rehab on the muscular side – Honda rider finally commented –But all the bones are perfect“.