The eight-time world champion endured a torrid first half of the 2023 marketing campaign, scoring simply 15 factors from eight rounds through which he missed races in 5 of them and crashed 14 occasions.
It plunged his continued future at Honda into doubt, although he stated throughout the Silverstone weekend that his “intention” is to see out his current contract.
Altering his strategy this weekend, Marquez was not pushing for outcomes and was merely attempting to construct a greater base set-up on his RC213V, which resulted in his lowly 14th in qualifying and 18th within the dash.
Operating as excessive as tenth earlier than exiting the race in an “unfortunate” tangle with Ducati’s Enea Bastianini, Marquez feels his strategy has confirmed useful.
“Good, at present I’m blissful,” he stated on Sunday. “I’m blissful concerning the weekend as a result of the goal was attempt to rebuild a bit the boldness and attempt to discover the bottom.
“I rebuilt the boldness, however to search out the bottom, we’d like extra races, extra race tracks, completely different conditions. However the weekend was strong, steady, additionally I managed myself.
“The strategy of the weekend was very completely different. I neglect the occasions, neglect every little thing.
“I used to be driving with my feeling. If I didn’t really feel [good], like within the dash race, I didn’t push.
“If I felt [good] like at present, I pushed extra. My goal was attempt to do a weekend with out crashes from overriding.
Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Crew
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“Right this moment’s crash was not for overriding. I used to be not driving over the boundaries of the bike. So, it’s the proper strategy to construct the bottom.”
Explaining his Maggotts crash with Bastianini on lap 15, Marquez says he was attempting to keep away from a collision having been caught out by some rainfall.
“I crashed within the race, however it was a really unfortunate state of affairs that may occur in racing,” he added.
“I broke the wing on the primary lap, and this misplaced me rather a lot on acceleration and the way in which to cease the bike was very tough.
“However then I say ‘okay, preserve calm, I used to be driving in my rhythm, nothing extra, the tempo I had within the apply – 2m01s center’.
“After which in a single level it began to rain a bit, Bastianini overtook me as a result of I didn’t need to take the danger within the rain.
“[Before] I might have taken the danger, however not at present. We arrived at Flip 10/11, I noticed that it was a bit extra moist and I begin to slid a bit.
“I went to the left aspect to save lots of a crash, however Bastianini had a small second and went to the left.
“So, then I didn’t have the time to keep away from the state of affairs. I believe I had a small contact with him. Okay, we crashed however it’s not the type of crash that I lose confidence.”