Marc Marquez is aware that he is in a results crisis, and that his team needs to work on some things. Just before the race in Jerez, he revealed his impressions. "Of course, in Portimao we were too far," Marquez said, as quoted by motorsport.
"OK, you can check [the result], sixth position was not bad. "But we were too far from the podium, from the victory. We struggled a lot in the race. But anyway, we will try to find the way to be faster here in Jerez.
"Of course, already we have some ideas to try not only on the bike, but also myself. "I need to keep improving and we are working on it. We will see how we start in FP1 and from that point start to understand a direction."
Marquez on the bike
Marquez is aware that the bike has potential, but it seems that they still have a lot of work to do if they want to realize that potential. Marquez is a top driver, who has a lot of problems this season, and it would be a shame not to show everything he can.
"This is the big question," Marquez, who is 38 points off the championship lead currently, replied when asked how long he feels it will take to fix the bike's issues. "It's true that it's a bike that in a big circuit that is working really good, like we saw in the pre-season in Malaysia, in Qatar.
"But as soon as we arrive to small circuits and you need to turn in a short time, there is where we struggle a lot and it's where we need to understand. "If the solution is close or far, we don't know. But the potential is there, but we need to find the way to take profit of that potential."
They will have to consider all things well and focus on this race which will be very important. "We are in a different situation and my Monday test starts tomorrow," he added.b"So tomorrow we will start to try things – not new things.
"First of all we need to try to find a base [set-up]. They [our rivals] have a good base, they are fighting for the championship for that reason. When you have a good base, you are able to be fast everywhere. "It's there where we need to work, trying to find first of all a base where we feel comfortable and from that point try new things."