Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez has admitted that his confidence is not very high after returning from injury to a sub-par bike and having high-speed accidents in Jerez.
Marquez is an 8-time world champion and was likely to contend for it again last year until a massive crash put him out of riding for nine months thanks to a broken arm. In an interview yesterday, he said his confidence was not very high thanks to a myriad of circumstances.
“It’s true that my confidence now is not very high. It’s true that for example after Jerez I think at home and everything and I need to take care about the risk at the moment,” he said.
“It’s not like I don’t want to take a risk, but to control that risk I’m not in good physical condition, so some strange movement on the bike, maybe I cannot control like before. We will take risks in qualifying and then the race, but always try to be inside the limits.”
When asked about how he felt about his Friday, Marquez said it was a normal day considering his physical condition.
“My day has been a standard day for my comeback. I mean in wet conditions I feel not bad at all, it’s true that it’s less demanding physically and I feel better. In the dry I was struggling, I mean when I stopped in the box and saw P8, I said ‘okay, better’. We tried a few things on the bike in the second run but my feeling was not good, then I stopped. But this is my job, I need to improve there.”