Marquez hasn’t been defeated on the Sachsenring since his first season within the 125cc class again in 2009. Many had predicted previous to the weekend that he may maintain the streak going and safe his first win because the arm damage that put him out of the 2020 marketing campaign, because the monitor’s anti-clockwise nature of the monitor is much less bodily demanding.
The Honda rider himself anticipated this weekend to be his first “without physical limitations”, although admitted after Friday’s operating that he had struggled greater than he anticipated on this regard.
Regardless of displaying robust race tempo in FP4 on Saturday and qualifying just three tenths off poleman Johann Zarco in fifth, Marquez says “we are able to’t take into consideration victory as a result of there’s nowhere to take it”.
When requested about his pole streak at Sachsenring coming to an finish, Marquez mentioned: “I did not really feel unhealthy about not taking pole as a result of I wasn’t aiming for it at any level.
“Coming from two circuits the place I virtually did not even get into Q2, the target was to struggle and to be nearer to the entrance and we achieved that.
“The streak of pole positions is over and tomorrow the streak of victories will probably be over, we aren’t right here to win. However let’s have a look at if we will be nearer to the entrance, which is the target.”
He added: “We will not take into consideration victory as a result of there’s nowhere to take it, we will not take into consideration that.
“The highest 5 is an goal that may occur, but it surely additionally has to occur slightly bit.
“The rostrum just isn’t utterly out of the query, but it surely must be the right race, which is typically troublesome to realize.”
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Marquez believes Zarco on the Pramac Ducati, second-placed Fabio Quartararo on the Yamaha and KTM’s Miguel Oliveira in sixth “have higher tempo” than him.
He admits ending as shut as doable to them inside the highest 5 “can be a superb day”, whereas noting the Honda isn’t nearly as good on the Sachsenring in 2021 because it has been prior to now.
“There are three riders, Zarco, Quartaro and Oliveira, who’ve higher tempo and within the race they [can] go a step additional,” he defined.
“Being optimistic and on the identical time real looking, to complete within the prime 5 can be a fantastic consequence, to complete within the prime 5 and as shut as doable to the primary can be a superb day for us.
“With the Honda now we have lots of crashes, lots of crashes and we go to the restrict.
“We’re higher on this circuit, however not like in different years, we do not have a greater tempo and we aren’t quicker than the remaining like in different years right here.”