Marc Marquez left Austin with the winner’s trophy, as he did at the Sachsenring. Despite his not-so-perfect physical condition, the Spanish champion managed to dominate on the two friendly tracks. By his own admission, however, he is not yet able to be competitive all the time.
Kevin Schwantz was present at his home race and told motogp.com how much injury can weigh on a rider.
“I saw the Sachesenring race and thought that coming back after a long time would have been the circuit that presented the biggest challenge both technically and physically.,” he said. “I thought his season was going to have a turning point, but then he didn’t find the right confidence in every track.“
His physical injuries also affect his mind.
“A wound always stays in your head. It’s something you think about when you walk into a little long corner, your forehead starts to grow, and you don’t have that strength and the ability to do what you used to do before.“, continued Kevin.”As you run and get closer to the best each weekend, you can try to drive it out of your mind because you can’t allow it to be there all the time..“
Kevin seems optimistic about Marc’s future, also from a technical point of view.
“I know the Honda guys will keep working until the end of the season to create a good bike for the next one and try to win again., he concluded.