MDP Live - MotoGP 2022 is predicted to be very interesting because many riders are predicted to become champions in the new competition. Of course the Monster Energy Yamaha Team racer, Fabio Quartararo will be a strong candidate because he is the defending champion, but don't forget about Marc Marquez.
Yes, the Repsol Honda Team rider is certain to return to the race track after struggling with injuries and eye problems at the end of the 2021 MotoGP. Marquez has now confirmed that he will take part in the pre-season test which will be held at the Sepang Circuit, Malaysia in February 2022.
Of course, the return of Marquez has made the competition map now championing him to become a champion. There are many things that make Marquez still worthy of being a candidate for the 2022 MotoGP champion to be able to match Valentino Rossi's nine-time world champion title. So what is it?
Marquez is indeed a MotoGP champion with the highest number of wins among other racers who will participate in the 2022 season. However, he is predicted to be without pressure when he drops in MotoGP 2022.
Because many parties are now championing Quartararo or Bagnaia to be able to win the 2022 MotoGP. This is inseparable from Marquez's condition, which is still not stable even though he is now ready to take part in the pre-season test.
Moreover, from the Honda side, they think realistically without putting high pressure on Marquez. Honda is aware that the bike is now slightly behind other teams.
Of course, the motorcycle problem is not a serious matter for Marquez, who has been able to maximize Honda's iron horse in recent years. The most important thing is that with less pressure, Marquez can focus more on improving his performance regardless of pressure from outside the garage.
Honda can only rank fourth in the 2021 MotoGP constructors championship. A really disappointing result, of course, for a factory team as big as Honda.
Honda lost to Ducati, Yamaha and Suzuki. However, of course the team with the flapping wings logo will not remain silent. As Marquez's colleague Pol Espargaro said, the RC213V motorbike for the 2022 MotoGP is already much better.
It's just that a trial is needed to see how far the development of the Honda motorcycle is when compared to the iron horses of other teams.
"The bike is better, but it's too early to talk about how much better. First of all, we need to put the bike on track with another bike and see where we are," said Pol.
Marc Marquez won six MotoGP titles in just seven seasons of his participation in the most prestigious motorcycle racing class. He was able to do this because Marquez was able to appear consistent throughout the season.
This is not seen by other riders who are now Marquez's competitors in the 2022 MotoGP. Quartararo may be the 2021 MotoGP champion, but the French rider is only good at the beginning of the season and sluggish at the end of the season.
On the other hand, Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo) who finished as runner-up in MotoGP 2021 was less intense at the start but performed superbly at the end of the season. Likewise Joan Mir (Suzuki Ecstar), who suddenly lost his best performance like when he won the 2020 MotoGP.
If only Marquez could restore his performance as before and be consistent. So in those 21 long races, Marquez can really benefit.
As is known, Marquez has long wanted to match Valentino Rossi's record, which has mastered nine world titles, of which seven titles come from the MotoGP class.
Currently Marquez has achieved eight world titles, six of which are from MotoGP. So, he needs one more victory in the MotoGP class to match Rossi's record.
For Marquez, matching Rossi's record is not just a sign of competition between them. But more want to prove that he is one of the greatest racers in the racing event.
As said above, Marc Marquez has finally recovered so he is allowed to take part in the 2022 MotoGP pre-season test in Malaysia. Although it is unknown how much he recovered, Marquez is predicted to be much better than when he started MotoGP in 2021.
With such conditions, Marquez was able to bring out his best performance. If that happens, it will be a sign of danger for other racers.
Because when in MotoGP 2021 Marquez was able to win three races while still holding pain in his right shoulder after a severe accident at MotoGP 2020. Imagine if the pain was gone, then Marquez would return to his glorious era.