Alex Marquez reached a sixth time in the combined in Aragon on Friday, four tenths from Nakagami’s Honda. The Spanish rider demonstrated that he found the right confidence with the Motorland track and, consequently, the grounds are good.
“All in all, it was a positive day,” #73 said. “We worked on the tires to understand the sensations in relation to the track temperatures as well. I had good feedback, so I want to be confident for the weekend.”
In recent weeks, Alex has taken giant steps forward with the bike. And to think that, at the beginning of the season, he considered Honda a wall, given the difficulties he had in adapting.
“I can’t hide that. I said it was a wall because I struggled a lot to find the right confidence the first few times. Later, due to the spread of the virus, I no longer had the opportunity to get on the bike and become confident. However, Honda worked hard to find solutions to make me competitive but, at the same time, I’ve adapted to the bike. I’m not here to take any particular credit since, in my opinion, a rider must always try to do the best to adapt to the bike he rides.”
Alex then gives us details.
“I adopted a different riding style than when I was racing in the Moto2. Every year that passes, I always try to improve and perfect my style. In the end, however, my riding style was good, even if I had to make some changes since I’ve been in the MotoGP.”
Finally, he talks about Marc, a great absence in this 2020.
“Like I said, we spent some time together after Sunday, and he was really happy with the result. I always talk to Marc, and he never hesitates in giving me some advice. One example was the race on Sunday. I got to see it again and Marc, given his experience, pointed out where I went wrong maybe in hard braking at certain points or in attacking Rins.”