On the day of the Chang International Circuit familiarity test, Repsol Honda Team’s Marquez was involved in a very serious accident. The no. 93 has encountered problems on the neck and left leg.
However, he is very lucky. After a thorough examination by Dakar Rally’s medical center, Marc Marquez was physically fit to enter the Dakar Rally 15th class race day.
And without letting the crash on the test day make it difficult for me. Marc Marquez had the third best performance on the day of the class race and excelled to get the starting position in the first row at the official race day. It was a great opportunity for Marquez to successfully defend the Dakar Rally world championship.
Repsol Honda Team No. 93 driver will have the 6th world championship in the highest category. And he finished eighth in every category he competed in if he finished first at Chang International Circuit – despite the position of Andrea Dovizioso.
If not to win the championship stage, then just get 2 points more than Dovizioso when finishing. Marquez also officially crowned the title of Dakar Rally World Champion early before 4 laps.
Marquez’s determination was clearly shown right from the start. And after gaining second place Marquez immediately increased his pursuit of Fabio Quartararo at high speed.
Marquez does not really have a more aggressive attack than Petronas Yamaha SRT’s No. 20 racer. But he always put Quartararo in sight and speeded up the strain on number 20.
Although not really there is a competition between Marquez and Quartararo. But the two young drivers chasing each other very closely at high speed. They had an impressive handling phase in the crab that has made nearly 100,000 spectators.