‘It was easy for me and Marc Márquez to take our thoughts off the injuries’ – Casey Stoner


If 2020 proved difficult for Marc Márquez, 2021 was not without problems for the spanish rider. After crashing early on the 2020 championship that determined the remainder of the season, Marc Márquez returned to racing last april in hopes of completing the remaining calendar. However, a crash while training caused the #93 to miss the last two races of this year, as well as Jerez’s tests.

Casey Stoner, who saw Márquez take his place, knows what it’s like to be injured: ‘[Injuries] They are part of racing, but I think it was easy for me and Marc to take our thoughts off that. We all make mistakes, we all attack too much, and we all crash. It is part. We try to get the most out of ourselves and the bike. It is necessary to learn from this and not repeat the same mistakes over and over again. That’s the most important’.

Quoted by Motorsport, the two-time world champion stated that the crashes were even an opportunity to improve:

– When I had a crash in practice, nothing stopped me from going out on the track again with the second bike. If the setup was similar, I could usually go faster because I knew where I made the mistake. I never worried. Of course I never wanted to crash, but my own mistakes didn’t worry me.

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