For Marc Marquez, the time has not yet come to start a Grand Prix with warlike intentions. The Spanish rider at Le Mans showed that he hadn't lost his champion instinct, but his physical condition is still his biggest limitation. In the last ten days he has been able to rest, but Mugello is a very demanding track and, after the Italian GP, there will be no respite, with the one in Barcelona already at the gates.
Marc knows well that he will still have to wait before he is the Marc we are familiar with, but that doesn't mean he has lost his will to fight.
“I have had a good week to continue with the recovery process – he explained - We showed our potential in the wet in France and this weekend in Mugello we have to work well from Friday morning to try to be consistent and find good pace. I understand my physical limitations and know that it will not be the easiest of weekends to be close to the front in the dry. Now we arrive at two back-to-back races, which is a first for me this year. It will be more physically demanding, but we can manage it.”
Pol Espargarò might not have any physical problems but he is taking longer than expected to get to know the Honda thoroughly and exploit its full potential. The goal for him is to take another step forward this weekend.
“After not visiting the track in 2020 it will be nice to return to Mugello this year, riding a MotoGP bike down the straight there is something really unique – he said - We will have to see how our bike is behaving there as it’s a very different circuit to where we have been. There will be a lot of competition this weekend, but if we work well throughout practice, I think we can be there and fighting. Then we have another race in Barcelona straight after, it’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks.”