Honda sticks to Marc Marquez. Alberto Puig: “We will see it soon”

Will Marc Marquez be able to take all the sacred time he will need to find the best physical condition? The answer, at the moment, is “no”. Because Honda has plunged into a crisis that such a giant cannot afford and Alberto Puig has made it clear that the eight-time world champion will have to return even with one arm. Even just to say the word about him …

M.isan. In the paddock there are many who say that the San Marino GP, in Misano Adriatico, could be the one in which we will see Marc Marquez on the track. It would be madness, because the surgery he underwent in the United States was not a walk in the park and because his shoulder would need at least a few more weeks to regain its best functionality. Yet there are those who are ready to bet that the Catalan will return in record time to help Honda come out of the worst crisis in its racing history. At the Sachsenring, the only one who took the RC213V to the finish was test driver Stefan Bradl who, once arrived, however, complained that he had to deal with a bike that could not be ridden and that it had also caused him some burns. In short, a situation that Honda cannot afford, if only for the image it is restoring to the world. With Marc Marquez who, inevitably, finds himself in the difficult position of having to speed up the pace.

TOlberto Puig, the manager of HRC, tried to throw away the hypothesis of a middle solution, just to save goat and cabbage: Marc Marquez could come back just to have his say, without necessarily having to get on the saddle ahead of time. “We will see Marquez in the garage very soon – he said – I’m sure. I am sure he will want to see firsthand what is happening, to understand how we are trying to improve the bike. “In short, it is not a hurry, but we are close, with the eight-time world champion who, however, still appears. in the photos published on social media with a showy brace on the arm and with the right limb completely immobilized. “Marc’s story has to follow its own path – Puig added – He underwent surgery and fortunately he is fine. But we can’t believe everything is super positive. Positive is when we have a competitive bike and can return to our normal level of racing and results “.

To do this, however, Marc Marquez is needed and in Honda they seem rather surrendered to this evidence. “I spoke to Marc – Puig concluded – he is happy and his right arm is improving. He has met the doctors and is doing what they told him to do. As for us, however, we do not hide: we know we need to improve. Assen is always a difficult track, it is a very demanding circuit. You have to have a bike with a good balance because there are some high speed corners and some very slow corners, you have to have good control of your bike, otherwise you can have a lot of difficulties there. “


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