MotoGP Austin J3 Alberto Puig: “Marc Marquez is a rider who is one step above all others”

Repsol Honda team manager Alberto Puig tells anyone who will listen that when the RC213V leads the way, it is because HRC is doing its job well. This before noticing that it is systematically Marc Marquez at his wheel when the initiation arrives… But in Austin, in the edition of the Grand Prix of the Americas that has just expired, the same Spanish official had indeed to admit that his eight-fold world champion still had a lot to do with the performance of his bikes…

18 places up on a route like Austin in a race started from the last position in the first corner, to finish his demonstration in sixth six seconds from the winner is not given to everyone. So much so that even the eternal disaffected Alberto Puig was speechless…” Marc drove an impressive race, honestly said the team manager. † He had a technical problem in the beginning, that’s a shame On this subject he says: Honda HRC investigates what happened, what the problem was and what the solution is

Even in this situation Marc was able to recover and in Turn 1 the bike worked well and showed his true pace. He showed on Sunday that he was the fastest rider in COTA. Everyone saw him and he did a great performance ” say Puig who even insists: in Austin everyone could see Marc driving, and you can see a driver’s potential when he starts last and has to make up a lot of seconds, almost six after the first lap, to finish just six seconds off the first lap. He is a pilot that stands out above the rest

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Alberto Puig: no hard feelings for Pol Espargaró

While Mark Marquez favorably attracted the attention of the spotlight, his teammate Pol Espargaro struggling to get out of the shadows. But he also had all the excuses in the world that made him the irreconcilable PuigPol has suffered since his arrival in the United States. He had food poisoning earlier in the week and was sick all weekend. If you have stomach problems, you lose all your strength and on a track like COTA, which is super physical, it’s even more problematic. He did his best and scored points, that’s what we appreciate the most. He has suffered a lot and it was a bad experience for him

In the drivers championship his herd is with 38 and 40 leader points Bastianini and Honda is the last of the constructors in its hierarchy. How Alberto Puig does he see what the future holds? † We go to Europe and we start with two circuits that Marc likes, he likes both Portimao and Jerez. The World Championship is very open, as Marc is only 40 points behind the leader, despite missing two races, and Pol 38. It’s the longest season we’ve ever had. There are still more than 300 points to win and we have already seen that a lot can happen in 2022. We will fight like the other teams and drivers, and we will keep the same mentality that we always have, which is to try to win

In the race: Marc Márquez (93) ahead of Oliveira (88), Morbidelli and his brother Alex

Results of the MotoGP Grand Prix of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin:


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