Marc Marquez, Honda’s driver, didn’t start the season so well. In addition to him, his teammates are not recording such good results, and there seem to be some problems in Honda. Marquez is aware that they are not at the level they should be at but hopes that by the end of the season, Honda could be at its peak again "Last year my brother Alex came close to winning in Aragon and in the race here [in France]," Marquez said, as quoted by motorsport "For Pol [Espargaro] Le Mans is a circuit he is good at, he will go fast; Nakagami was also fast at Jerez.
But honestly I don't see any Honda rider close to victory. "The first objective must be to make a podium and, above all, to put more riders inside the top five or eight. But I have full confidence and I'm sure that between now and the end of the year there will be some Honda victories."
Wet conditions seem to suit him, which is why Marquez is not happy with racing in dry conditions. Although at times he tried to try some things and did quite well, there were some problems. "My day was a standard day for my comeback," he said.
"In wet conditions I feel not bad at all. It's true it's less demanding regarding physical condition and I'm feeling much better. "On dry, I was struggling. I was riding and I stop in the box and I see P8 [on the timing screens], I said 'OK, better'
"But I was starting to try a few things on the bike, also in the second run, and it was not that bike wasn't working. My feeling wasn't good and then I stopped, I thought it was a problem on the bike but it was my problem.
Marquez is aware that he will have to improve his performances, but he also believes that his team can be at the very top at the end of the season. "So, I'm still not precise on the comments. But this is my job, I need to improve there."
"About the new tyres, I just ride, I take care on Turn 1 to Turn 3, I take care on change of direction because I was struggling a bit, and on the hard braking points like Turn 8 I was struggling a bit. "But apart from that, we know where we are and even like this we were able to be not very far from the top guys."