Despite not being in his best shape yet, Marc Marquez has once again demonstrated today, in Austin, one of his favorite circuits, which is by far the fastest on that track.
With rain and a fragile track in the morning and sun in the afternoon, the champion from Cervera (Lleida) achieved the best times ahead of Miller and Quartararo.
He may not be right at all, well, he really isn’t, no, his right arm and shoulder still hurt and he doesn’t even have a good Honda, still some distance from the powerful Ducati and the drivable Yamaha, but Marc Marquez (Honda) has once again demonstrated today , in the first two training sessions of the Grand Prix of the Americas, which takes place on the bumpy and uneven circuit of Austin (Texas, USA), that he is the fastest rider in both water ( 2.15.872 minutes) in the morning, as dry, in the afternoon (2.04.164) always ahead of Australian Jack Miller (Ducati) and Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) , world leader and, almost certainly, future world champion.
MM93, who acknowledged being comfortable on the bike although he still has room to improve, has won six consecutive races, from 2013 to 2018, starting all six times from pole position and, not only that, but also achieving in five of those Grand Prix (except for 2015, when Italian Andrea Iannone got it) the fastest lap in the race. Hence, everyone in the US calls him the ‘sheriff’ of Austin.
The feeling, despite not being quite well, that Marc Marquez is invincible on this track has been very clear as it was also in 2019, when he was the solo leader, with more than four seconds ahead of the second and he fell at the end of the straight, losing 7 out of 7. Marc Marquez, who like all his companions, has seen his motorcycle not stop moving, jumping and mistreating the riders because of the innumerable potholes that the North American track has, has He got the time just when he needed it without any difficulty, both in the morning in conditions he loves (wet and even wet track) and in the dry afternoon.