MotoGP: here’s the stat showing how fundamental Marc Marquez is to Honda – MotoGP


That Marc Marquez is indispensable for Honda in MotoGP is not in itself a revelation. Since 2013, he took over the wheel of the RC213V, taking over the development to mold it in his image: without the slightest concession. We know the result: with him the Japanese machine is formidable, without him it puts its pilot on the ground. With this last stat of the year, we can see how far the winged weapon with its phenomenon Cervera has become a colossus with a foot of clay …

Numbers sometimes speak louder than words. The latter shows how much Honda is totally lost without Marc Marquez. Alex Marquez, Nakagami, Pol Espargaró and Bradl have collected about 260 points. Marc, on the other hand, on his own and despite his absence from 4 races due to injury, finished first among the Honda riders with 142 points. This represents a capital that is more than half that of the other 4 combined.

This figure is impressive and shows that we are talking about a real alien, able to make a difference always and in any case. However, this result also betrays the existence of a motorcycle that is not quite in order. In fact, the 4 drivers mentioned above are certainly not the first to run parallel, they are among those who have fallen the most during this year’s 2021 Grand Prix.

“We didn’t offer Marc Marquez the best bike this year”

The RC213V that Marc Marquez made is certainly not the easiest to master. The eight-time world champion himself had huge problems taming him during this vintage, often finding himself on the ground trying to bring him to the fore. Alberto Puig does not deny the difficult technical situation of his troops: “to be honest, we did not offer him the best engine this year either,” admits the boss of the Repsol Honda team in the second part of the DAZN documentary ‘Yo Piloto’.

Despite everything, he achieved three successes with an arm and a half. He finished the campaign as the best Honda rider of the season, finishing seventh, beating his teammate Pol Espargaró (12th) by 42 points. But he knows the pain of the injury again and finds himself recovering from a diplopia that forces him to pause and which Casey Stoner already identifies as corrosive. Not only for the body, but also for the mind…

Regarding this aspect of the profession, Marc Marquez knows the safeguard actions to protect himself… ” To win the title again, you have to keep working in the same way or more. Because the others want to fight you now », the six-time MotoGP champion underlined during his meeting in Austin with Jett Lawrence, a young star of American Supercross.

“It’s important to understand that you’re not going to win all races. If you win on 18 or 17, you think, “Wow, now I’m going to win everything.” But it’s impossible to win every Sunday.” Then he specifies: “ Probably the best advice is to completely forget about social media and all that stuff in difficult situations or during a rough weekend. “.

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