11/25/2021 at 1:42 PM CET
Alex Marquez He admits that he said goodbye to the MotoGP season with a bad feeling. However, the evolution that began to be seen in the last races and that took him to fourth place in Portimao have convinced him that the project has a future and more after the good taste in his mouth that the Jerez tests left him, the last one. week, already with the new 2022 motorcycle.
“If you have to find a word to define the new Honda, it is ‘exciting’. The bike is a totally different concept, but from the outset the base is good. This winter HRC has a lot of work ahead of it at the factory in Japan. All the Honda riders in Jerez agree on the criteria, on the things that need to be improved, “explained the Cervera rider during the presentation of the Allianz Júnior Motor Camp at the Rufea circuit (Lleida).Alex has been sincere in his assessment of the season that closed the curtain on November 14 in Cheste: “No filters. It has not been a good season, without a doubt I expected much more. There were moments in 2021 when we hit rock bottom, but I always try to bring out the positive side of things and I think that you learn from difficult situations, they make you grow as a rider and they make you stronger. “
“Towards the second half of the season things began to arrive, the evolution was constant and we ended up in good shape and seeing that we can be competitive next year,” he added. Alex, who after making his debut in the premier class in 2020 with the factory Repsol Honda, has passed this season to the LCR satellite team to make way for Pol Espargaró in the official formation: “I have a contract with Honda and for me the pressure is the same in one team or another. But this year I have worked in a smaller, more familiar team and I have felt supported from the first test in Qatar. “