Marc Marquez’s chief engineer Santi Hernandez is keeping the causes of the accident a secret during Mandalika’s MotoGP warm-up.
Through Luigi Ciamburro from corsedimoto
On Tuesday, Honda will announce whether Mark Marquez can return to the track during the next MotoGP weekend in Austin. Or if for the return of the eight-time world champion, who suffers from a new case of double vision, Portimao has to wait. The second option seems to be the most accredited, but we hope that the visual disturbance will go away very soon and we are just waiting for the green light from Dr. Sanchez Dalmau.
The last days, Mark Marquez returned to gymnasium training and it is a clear sign that recovery times this time will be shorter than the accident five months ago. But how soon the comeback will be, there remains a doubt that can be cleared on Tuesday. The test pilot Stefan Bradli took to the track at Termas de Rio Hondo, but he doesn’t have the pace to take on a Grand Prix. The German finished 19th about 32 seconds behind the winner. At his side was Marc’s staff led by the chief engineer Santi Hernandez†
The champion’s absence is palpable in the box after the long absence of the 2020 season and that of the first two and final two rounds of the 2021 MotoGP Championship. It’s not something we expected. After the last two years, with the injury problems that have come and gone, it has not been easy and this year we were very happy to start the season in normal conditions. » says the chief engineer of Mark Marquez† † Now it’s an ice cold shower. We are in a good mood, because we always try to find the positive side, but what we want is Marc to come back as soon as possible, because we like working with him. †
The causes of the accident of Marc Marquez in Mandalika
No one can give a date for the return, but the words fromAlberto Puig radiated great optimism. The causes of the Mandalika crash only partially emerged. † There’s a lot we’ve seen, but nothing out of the ordinary technically. It cannot be said that at a technical level there has been a failure in a component or a control system that we can put our finger on. We have summarized the things that have happened and the most important thing is to understand what happened within the team† When Marc arrives we will explain it to him and we will talk to him about it, he’s the one who has to explain because he’s the one on the bike †
On the other hand, the accident Mark Marquez seemed a rather unusual highlight. † It’s hard to see these crashes in MotoGP “, adds Santi Hernandez to ‘AS’. † Especially today with all the (electronic) controls we have… We need to think about why these things happen and whether they can be avoided. You have to think about how to avoid them because the ones driving are the pilots “. The tougher carcass adopted by Michelin in Indonesia could have influenced the accident? † Yes, in the Mandalika test we were fast and had no problems. On the other hand, during the race weekend we suffered… Saying more is not my position. It’s up to others to speak† I’m just doing my job, understand the reasons for things and try to prevent them from happening again †