07/21/2021 at 2:18 PM CEST
Marc Márquez he just came out of the long tunnel of an injury that kept him off the slopes for nine months. And although in the German GP, on his talisman circuit at Sachsenring, he managed to find victory again, the truth is that he is still not at the level of before his accident in Jerez 2020. While rushing his vacation, the Cervera rider stars in a interesting interview with the German portal ‘speedweek.com’ in which he relives the 265 worst days of his sports career, in which he had to follow the races on television.
“I removed all the social media apps from my phone. I sent the photos and text messages I wanted to post to a WhatsApp group and someone else posted them for me. He had never done anything like this before, but he had to. Social media can be a disaster for athletes and it has been for me too. If I had started thinking about all the news & mldr; I wanted to focus exclusively on my recovery work & rdquor ;, remember Marc.
The seventh place of his comeback in Portimao unleashed euphoria in the Honda box. Relief washed over him. But after his reappearance in the World Championship, difficult races followed: ninth in Jerez, he had three crashes at Le Mans, Mugello and Catalunya that made Marquez he doubted whether he would ever regain his former strength. The victory at Sachsenring restored his confidence.
Marc admits that he had negative thoughts after nine months without running: “I went through all kinds of scenarios, especially regarding my physique. Physically you feel the limit. But mentally you don’t. I had to mentally understand that my body is not yet ready to push to the max. I am a pilot who gives everything in every session, but right now I am not ready for that. The other drivers have approached, depending on the circuit, there are those who have more or less advantage. At the moment, Fabio Quartararo is the most consistent, but it is not the driver who makes the big difference. The bikes have also improved. “
“You always have to take care of your body. I love racing, it is my passion, my life. But if you want a long career, you have to take care of your body. This is extremely important not only in terms of your career, but also in your private life. “he adds Marquez, who is completely sincere in admitting his current weaknesses: “Everything looks nice on the outside, but inside we know that we are going through a difficult time. We know that after a serious injury, many drivers have not reached the same level as before. Right now I’m not as good as before, but I’ll try. I’m on my way back to where I left off, to be the same Marc again, “says the eight-time world champion.
Finally, the Cervera rider excitedly recalls the outbreak of happiness that he and the members of his team experienced after their victory in Germany: “I am a person who likes to keep his emotions to himself. When I am happy, I show it However, when I’m angry or something like that, I try to keep it to myself. But there I couldn’t control it. When you see that even Alberto Puig cried in the Parque Cerrado … He’s a strong man, but even he was emotional. team, even the Japanese, showed their feelings. “