The Portimão weekend was full of emotions for Marc Marquez, but not only that. What the Spanish champion did in the Portuguese GP made an impression on everyone, especially those closest to him, like his mother.
Marc confessed this in an interview with AS: “My mother scolded me, not for what I did over the weekend, but for making her cry on Sunday.”
The race was Marc’s most awaited moment. The true test for him after nine months off. We can now say that he passed it with flying colors.
“My arm feels tired after the weekend, but that was expected. Now I’ll rest for a couple of days. We have to proceed step by step, and I’m already thinking about Jerez,” he said.
He’ll be going to the circuit named after Angel Nieto with more certainties.
“It’ll be a more normal weekend in terms of emotions,” he continued. “What can I fight for? My body will decide. I can’t do a full race at my best yet. My goal is to stay closer to the leaders, but each circuit is a different story. The title? There are many races left. If it were a championship like last year’s, with many ups and downs, anything could happen. But if you ask me today, the answer is that I can’t think about the title because I’m not prepared. One of my goals is to fight for a victory as soon as possible.”
The important thing is to be back in the game and get the chance to put his cards on the table, even taking a few more precautions than usual.
“I’ve never been afraid on the weekend but, in the FP3, I saw Martin’s accident and, then, when I started my fastest lap, my brother crashed in front of me at turn three so I said ‘I’ll finish the lap and end this practice session',” he concluded.