Marc Marquez has a long way to getting back to being the rider we knew, but he’s doing his best to speed up his times. In Austria, he was among the leaders of the GP, fighting for the podium, before he fell on the asphalt and, in Silverstone, he’ll be facing another test.
It’ll also be difficult on a demanding track from a physical point of view, with very fast changes of direction, so the Spanish champion knows what he’ll be facing. Despite everything, he wants to keep a positive mindset.
“It’ll be nice to see the British fans again after a year,” Marc said. “Racing in Austria with the fans in the stands was great, so I can’t wait to do it again in England. My situation between one race and another hasn’t changed. We’ll work to improve this weekend, and see what’ll be possible on Sunday. I was fast in the last race and was able to fight, but Silverstone is a very different circuit, and many riders will be fast.”
If Marquez has to regain his physical shape, Pol Espargarò has yet to understand Honda. We’ve now entered the second half of the season, but his problems aren’t resolved.
“Let’s see what this weekend can bring to Silverstone. It’s a long circuit, very different from the one we’ve just been on. First, we need to understand how the bike will work there and then make our plan for the weekend,” he explained. “The goal is to improve and try to solve the problems we had in Austria. I enjoyed racing in front of the fans again last time, so it’s good news that we’ll be doing it again this weekend.”