Marc Marquez Ready to Compete with Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia in MotoGP 2022
Marc Marquez can’t wait to pave the way for the 2022 MotoGP. In fact, the Repsol Honda rider is ready to face Fabio Quartararo and Francesco Bagnaia in the fight for the 2022 world title.
Fabio Quartararo is the 2021 MotoGP world champion. While the second position in the final standings is occupied by Francesco Bagnaia who is 26 points adrift of Quartaro.
Marc Marquez last won the MotoGP world title in 2019. After that, the Spanish rider’s attempt to win his seventh MotoGP world title was plagued with arm, shoulder and eye problems for the past two years.
“During 2020 when I’m at home and 2021, which was a very difficult season but got better in the end, it’s true that you start to understand what you’re achieving,” Marquez said as quoted by Crash.
“Because you find it difficult to be fast and consistent at every race track, every condition, not crash on Sunday. I’m trying to analyze how I did all these things, because now I feel it takes time and needs a lot of improvement if I want to repeat it.”
However, Marquez admits that currently no rider can dominate like the 2019 MotoGP. At that time, he won his eighth world title by a margin of 151 points, the equivalent of winning six races.
“Of course, I feel like I can fight for the championship (2022). But, to win it by more than 100 points as I did before? We are very far from that,” said the 28-year-old rider.
“Now everything is very close among all the riders. We can’t say one driver makes as much difference as for example four years ago. But, it will be interesting.”
“The two riders who will be very, very fast, are Quartararo and Bagnaia. Both did very well last year, especially Bagnaia who ended the season well. We need to understand the level of the Ducati bike.”
At the moment, Marquez is trying to be able to adjust to his bike ahead of the 2022 MotoGP. “First of all, I need to get that special feeling back on my bike. It’s a compromise between physical condition plus feeling with the bike,” he explained.
“Already in the last race of 2021 I started to feel that special feeling, it is still not perfect but I am starting to become more and more competitive.”
“This will be the target in 2022, find that feeling. If you find a special feeling, the results will come soon,” concluded the six-time MotoGP world champion.