Alex Marquez had admitted “it’s not really easy”” to accept the results he achieved on his, so far, troubled MotoGP season.
The Honda rider only finished one race of the 2021 season after crashing out in both Qatar and Spain. He currently places 18th in the standings with only eight points. When asked about how he remains calm during his current form, Marquez said “it’s not really easy honestly.”
“But it’s something that we need to accept and we need to be focused.
“I believe that working with positivity is always working better, so for that reason I’m always positive and I try to see positive things in negative things.
“So, it’s true that it was not our way, a good start.
“But from one weekend to the next the situation can change a lot and we need to be there to keep focused, we need to keep working and then arrive to Le Mans 100% motivated and hope from there the situation will change a little bit and from FP1 we will feel a little bit better.
“So that’s it, we need to keep focused and with the team be a real team, [put] everything together and see the positive things.”
Marquez also made comments on his Jerez run, saying it was “a disaster of a race,” as he made contact with rider Iker Lecuona and had to retire.
“Not even one lap, so a disaster of a race,” he said.
“I started quite good and I was recovering some positions in the first corner. I overtook Lecuona in turn 6 and suddenly when I was in turn 8 I was already in and I felt an impact on the side.
“It was him. This is something that can sometimes happen in racing and we cannot control.
“I’m sad and angry because it was also a hard crash honestly.”