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Marc Marquez has a 'more realistic approach' for the second half of the season

Gold and Goose

Marc Marquez was grilled ahead of the British Grand Prix about what he expects from the remainder of the 2023 season and whether he will still be in orange come 2024.

Marc Marquez has had a poor start to the 2023 season, and the Spanish rider openly admitted that his approach to the start of the season was wrong. With Honda and Marquez both under performing there have been many rumours that the eight-time World Champion could leave Honda at the end of the 2023 season.

Injuries have been a major factor in 2023 for Marquez. Infact just before the summer break the Spaniard was carrying injuries to his rib, ankle and finger, two of which have now healed. But he is still struggling with his ankle.


"After the Sprint Race in the Sachsenring I decided to stop," Marc Marquez told the media after being questioned about his physical health. "The doctors said it was better to because the rib they thought was a crack, but it was a fracture that was moving a bit. I had time to rebuild all these things over the summer break, the right ankle and right leg are not working how I want but we have time."

Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda, Honda RC213V, 2023 Dutch TT, Assen, action [credit - Gold & Goose]

"We approached in a way to win races and to try to fight for the title but we are not ready."

Now that Marquez has 'rebuilt' himself over the summer break it appears that Honda have been trying to rebuild also. HRC test rider, Stefan Bradl, has been out on track in Misano and Jerez and has been testing new parts for Honda.

"Of course Honda is working hard and they did a test with Stefan Bradl in Misano and Jerez." Marquez added when discussing the parts Bradl tested recently with HRC.

"They tried a few things, but at the moment the Japanese have decided that I will start with the same bike that I had in Assen because nothing is clear.

"We have a small upgrade in electronics to try and a new aero package that I will not homolgate because of technical reasons, but it is like this. We have more to do and I am here to work with them for the future."

Ahead of the second part of the season Marquez was questioned about his approach going into the remaining 12 races of the season.

"In the summer break I had a lot of time to think about it and my conclusion is that our approach for the first half of the season was not the correct one," Marquez honestly admitted.

"We approached in a way to win races and to try to fight for the title but we are not ready. We need to work together to be there in the future and for the second part of the season I should approach in another way and try to be more realistic for our performance now."

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