Austin -Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez refuses to be called the favorite to win the 2022 United States MotoGP . Marquez only started ninth.
Marquez finished qualifying at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) by posting a time of 2 minutes 03.038 seconds. The Spaniard was barely a second away from Jorge Martin, who took pole position.
On the other hand, Marquez has so far been the ruler of COTA after winning seven of eight races. Marquez’s only failure occurred in 2019 when he crashed while leading the race, so the victory was won by Alex Rins.
As for another fact, Marc Marquez has only failed to start twice from pole position in the United States MotoGP, but remains the champion. The first started from fourth in 2018, then started from the third grid to claim his seventh win in the 2021 edition.
A big challenge is faced by Marquez because he is starting from the third row for the first time at COTA. Can Marquez continue to win?
“There’s no way I’m still the favorite in this race. I had a strange weekend but it was the only way to survive. I just pressed for fast laps yesterday and this morning [to conserve energy],” said Marquez, quoted by Antara. crash.
“I did normal training in FP4, that’s where I showed a little bit and understood my pace. [But] my ninth start couldn’t be his favourite. I think Bagnaia, Quartararo and Bastianini; they have good pace.”
“A lot of things depend on the start and the first lap. If the start is good and you can get sixth or seventh and it will be a good race. If you are 10-11 it will be another race.”
“We’ll see, but you have to take a risk. I’m here to compete. In Qatar I finished fifth but at that time I took a risk at the start. I will do the same here. I believe it will be a strange race. the race will be very windy,” Marc Marquez added ahead of the US MotoGP .