Marco Bezzecchi won the podium at the Dutch Grand Prix, but it doesn't seem like it will boost his confidence much. Marco is still cautious, although he is happy about the recent success. Marco is aware that difficult races await him, and that it will not be easy in the rest of the season.
“Obviously it’s very, very important of course, because it was something I was dreaming to achieve and I didn’t expect to achieve it so early,” he said of his Assen podium, as quoted by motorsport.
“But in the end, I’m still a rookie, so my mentality is this: when I come back for the second part of the season, I don’t want to expect a good race like this always because there will be tracks where I struggle more, and one where I struggle less.
“So, the best way to continue the work is to try to make the best every race. When there is the possibility like today, try to use this possibility to get the maximum result. But when I don’t have the possibility, try to get the maximum of that day – if it’s a P10, or a P12, or another podium.
“The podium is better, this is clear, but I think being a rookie it’s normal to have some ups and downs”. VR46 Academy has been his support since the earliest days. “It was fantastic, because Vale and all the Academy made an incredible job,” he added.
“I think without Vale for sure I could not be in the world championship, because he took me on when I was 15, 14, and to arrive here is fantastic. “So, this is all for him and all for the riders’ academy.
They always support us and this year I think they made a huge step”.
Bezzecchi on team decisions
He is also satisfied with how his team made decisions. "For me it was an incredible race," added Bezzecchi. "Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect with the soft [rear tyre].
We worked well [during the weekend] but with the medium. "I brought the medium to race distance and I did not expect that the medium was not good. Seeing in the qualifying that I was very fast, I did not think it was possible to be so slow with the medium.
"But with the soft I was making a maximum of six laps [race distance]. Matteo [Flamigni] gave me a lot of confidence in this choice because I wasn’t really sure. Still sitting on the grid I didn’t know what to do but he said ‘we put the soft, don’t worry. You are good’.