“Insist, persist, resist and never give up”, with that motto has dawned this Monday Marc Márquez after the epic battle of the last grand prize. No matter what happens, how many times he falls or what they say, he never gives up. In Aragon he demonstrated it again. True to his style, the man from ilerdense fought to the end for victory. This time he got tails. Bagnaia held up his attacks very well and prevailed in the fight, but the Spaniard showed his face until the last corner.
Beyond the result, the feeling is that the Marquez has always returned. He still has discomfort in his shoulder, the right curves are difficult for him and that is why he only attacked in the left ones. However, the eight-time world champion he gave a driving lesson again. Despite being physically impaired, the Repsol Honda rider endured the entire race behind a stellar Pecco and even found the strength to fight for victory.
After the race, he took the opportunity to send a message to all those critics who did not believe in him. «There was someone who said that the old Márquez was not there. Today we have shown our mentality. That was how forceful Marc was, annoyed but with a smile from ear to ear after the great result achieved. There is no better way to silence those rumors than by talking on the court. And so he did.
– Marc Márquez (@ marcmarquez93) September 13, 2021
Marquez is back
He had a lot of pressure to race at Alcañiz, a circuit where he had won the last four times, he wanted to regain his crown. He did not succeed but sold the defeat dearly, in the purest style Marc Márquez. He forced Pecco to run a perfect run to beat him. He hadn’t been on the podium since Sachsenring. He had two crashes in the last two races and in Aragon he crashed both in practice on Friday and Saturday.
The nerves were on the surface but the sixteenth world champion of MotoGP he pulled out his winning gene and rallied two positions at the start. He took second and started to run away with Bagnaia. He could not win but it was worth to send a warning to the rest of the grid: Márquez is back. San Marino will be more difficult as it is a circuit with more right-hand than left-hand corners, but Honda has made it clear that it is ready to fight for victories.