LLEIDA, Nov. 25 (Royals Blue) –
The Spanish MotoGP rider Álex Márquez (Honda) has assured that despite having experienced moments of “hitting rock bottom” in this past 2021 World Championship with a motorcycle that started badly and whose improvements were late, he is excited for next year after checking in the Jerez tests that the new bike, totally different from the previous one, has “base and potential” to grow from already competitive times.
“Honda is the brand that will change the most in 2022, the bike has been completely changed and now we have to understand it, because we understood the previous base, but it had reached a ceiling. The important thing is to go in the right direction and from the start the times are There is a base and there is potential”, he celebrated from the Rufea circuit (Lleida), the scene of the sixth Allianz Junior Motor Camp.
Álex Márquez assured that he likes to see things as they are and “without filters”. “It has not been a good season, from the beginning I expected much more. There have been problems with the bike, moments of hitting rock bottom, then it was solved but the evolutions came a little later. You learn from difficult moments, I value as a rider always taking the positive side,” he was honest.
So, with what he has learned in 2021 and the improvements that Honda sees in the 2022 prototype, he hopes to improve. “As a rider I have learned many things and I have been able to grow a lot in this 2021 World Cup, the difficult moments make you more complete and value things more. I continue with the usual motivation to look to the future and with things clear,” he said.
“I don’t like to be very positive looking at the future, I like to be positive looking at the past and learning from things. But the future is exciting, we were in Jerez with the 2022 prototype and I’m excited. It’s a very new bike, but from the start the base is very good and there is a lot of potential. Honda has a lot of work ahead of it in winter, but the riders agreed on what to work on, and it is important that Honda has clear priorities and objectives”, pointed out the Catalan.
In addition, at LCR Honda, a “smaller and more familiar” team that he also appreciates after passing and debuting in MotoGP with the Repsol Honda Team, they listen to him and serve him with the changes he asks for. “Changes have been requested that will work and I feel very comfortable, honestly. For 2022 I don’t think we will start with a disadvantage, on the contrary,” he repeated.
PRESENTS THE VI EDITION OF THE ALLIANZ JUNIOR MOTOR CAMP
Álex Márquez presented this Thursday at the Rufea Circuit (Lleida) the sixth edition of the Allianz Junior Motor Camp, in which his brother and eight-time world champion Marc Márquez is not present, at his home in Cervera after suffering a new episode of diplopia (double vision) after a fall in training that made him miss the last two rounds of the last MotoGP World Championship. However, Marc is confident that he will be able to visit the campus in the coming days.
An Allianz Junior Motor Camp in which twenty drivers are present -seventeen boys and three girls between 10 and 13 years old- from various places in Spain and some from Andorra, without boys or girls from abroad due to coronavirus restrictions . Along with Álex Márquez, José Luis Martínez (Marc Márquez’s sparring partner and assistant), José Luis Carrión (Álex Márquez’s assistant) and the Spanish MX1 rider Rubén Fernández act as teachers on the circuit.
“Delighted to be here and to disconnect with the children, who on the first day are usually embarrassed and then we have to stop them. We hope to shoot in several circuits, if it stops raining, but they are already able to train. After not being able to do it last year , I am delighted because this is my vacation,” Álex Márquez remarked at a press conference.
Despite the fact that in three days they will not be able to “make a champion” of the present, the one from Cervera was delighted to be able to train future champions in values, although “it is more to give values to all the things they see here and security such as buckling up the helmet well, doing things well”. “And above all that they have a great time in an unforgettable experience. They are three days that fly by. And hopefully some year we will have another champion from here, which has already been”, he sentenced.