The MotoGP convoy has managed to land in Japan on a regular basis, despite the threat of Typhoon Nanmadol losing strength. We arrived at Motegi three years after his last appearance at The Rising Sun, on the Honda-owned circuit, with Marc Marquez in action after finishing his GP in Aragon On the first lap of a double crash. First with Fabio Quartararo, who retired due to a RC213V stern collision, and then with Taka Nakagami, whose presence on the home stage was in doubt after small intervention immediately with two fingers of one hand.
Marc Marquez and back with a bang
It was not a good comeback for the eight-time world champion, who has been missing in the MotoGP circuits since May 29, at Mugello. It’s up to Alberto Puig, Team Principal of HRC, the task of explaining what happened at MotorLand on the first 23 laps. “Everything that happened was a racing accident. Mark started very well, but then got a little scared and the rear wheel slipped causing a collision with Quartararo. Unfortunately, it was too close and connection was inevitable. In contrast, Mark started having trouble in the rear, after the fifth turn he couldn’t even keep the bike upright and Taka was behind…“.
The #93 Honda started swerving to the left until it hit and knocked down Nakagami’s jet, but was especially sorry for the downfall of the champion Yamaha, in the race for the MotoGP World Championship. “It was a very unfortunate racing accident for all three riders. We know Fabio is fighting for the title, and that makes things more complicated for him“.The noticeable positive in Honda is the return of Marc Marquez, the positive reaction of the body, the absence of complications and pain. It is a pity that it only took one lap to get back in the race, but for Puig it was like that.”Fantastic trip. The most important point is that Mark is back racing on race day, this is part of his recovery process. We try to help him recover by running, and that’s the goal of the last few races: to help him get stronger and get back into his true form.“.
MotoGP lands in Motegi
For the first time since 2019, the World Championships returns to the home of the Golden Pavilion, and it will be an opportunity for the HRC to celebrate 40 years in competitions. On Friday there will be only one free training session per class and “There will be two and a half days very intense“, as predicted by Mark Marquis. Moreover, we will also have to keep an eye on the sky because “A Motegi can be seen in any kind of weatherThe arrival of MotoGP coincides with Typhoon Nanmadol, which caused extensive damage. For Cervera, it will be another technical and physical test: “My body feels better after Aragon“.The only bitterness lies in causing (involuntarily) the downfall of Chief Quartararo.”I feel bad for him because the World Cup is going on, I feel ashamed because I know what it means to run for the title“.