The Spanish champion achieves, 341 days after his injury, his first row of the season. Pecco Bagnaia will start from pole, with the leader, Fabior Quartararo, in second position.
That accident in Jerez in 2020 Marc Márquez (Honda), when it was starring in the greatest comeback in the history of motorcycling, the MotoGP World Championship changed so much, so much that, now, before the start of the US Grand Prix (9:00 p.m., DAZN) tomorrow, everyone He believes that anything can happen and, of course, anyone can become a winner. Yes, yes, anyone. With MM93 healthy, there would be no color, no race, or prognosis that did not say that the boy from Cervera (Lleida) was going to win again.
Marquez, which after 341 days will return to the first starting line today, has won six years in a row in Austin (Texas, USA), from 2013 to 2018. In 2019, he was also going to win, but he went to the ground, in the lap 9 of 20, when he was already 4 seconds out of Alex Rins (Suzuki), who would end up taking advantage of that mishap to win. But it is not that he has won 6 out of 7, no, it is that in his six victories he started from pole position and, only in 2015 (Andrea Iannone, Ducati) managed to snatch the fastest lap, which Marquez he has achieved in five of his six wins.
It is because of this, more than because of his physical condition and the irregularity of his Honda, that everyone sees him with possibilities, as already happened in Sachsenring (Germany), another of his talisman circuits, where he won (despite everything), that all his opponents see him as a pilot capable of repeating the feat & mldr; that he himself invented in 2013, the year of his debut, when Honda engineers did not understand how, from the first minute in Austin, he was faster than Valentino Rossi, Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa. “I didn’t know how to explain why it was so fast either, because I was alone & rdquor ;, he acknowledged MM93.
The ‘qualy’, which he had as a favorite before the still injured Marquez to the australian Jack Miller (Ducati), who had swept the two tests on Saturday, started, in effect, with a better tempo than Cervera’s (Honda, 203.608, which would still improve until 2.03.209) and, afterwards, with the fast and intrepid Jorge Martin (Ducati, 2.03.278). But while Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) got in, to try to consolidate his leadership and almost, almost, title in second position, the Italian ‘Pecco’ Bagnaia (Ducati, 2.02.781), quite covered Friday and Saturday, starred in a crazy lap and achieved his third consecutive pole (Aragon, San Marino and Austin) and today he will seek his third straight victory.