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About my crash, like I mentioned on Sunday, as Jorge was so close to me I couldn’t steer away like I had done in previous laps…
In his official blog for boxrepsol.com Marc Marquez discusses crashing out of the Catalan GP, and how he manages to stay focused and positive:
It made me really happy to see all of you this past weekend in Montmelo cheering us on from the stands and some of you in the paddock. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to give you better results, but things don’t always go as planned.
As I said, it’s a shame because we did a great job during the weekend, and the team has worked really hard. This could possibly be the GP in which the days start the earliest, and we end up going to bed the latest. I am very thankful to the entire team for their encouragement and the effort that they have put into this Grand Prix.
We went to Montmelo with high expectations. My fan club has also put in a great effort and even the helmet designer who won contest we organized was there, but don’t worry! I can assure you that all of this just makes us want it more and motivates us to get to the next GP to give it all we’ve got.
About my crash, like I mentioned on Sunday, as Jorge was so close to me I couldn’t steer away like I had done in previous laps. When I saw him so close, I had to steer the motorcycle and went too far. Then, I came in contact with the gravel and when I saw the wall coming up, I had to lay the motorcycle down. There was nothing else I could do.
This doesn’t discourage us though. In fact, the next event is in Assen which is a very tough circuit, but I like it. Anything can happen there such as rain, flag to flag, you name it! It’s always a beautiful place to race at, and it’s one of the circuits with the most World Championship history.
Also, what a race my brother had! He had a bad start and was left far behind, but he had an incredible comeback and in the end he was able to gain some good points. I’m sure that it taught him a lot and will help him out in the Netherlands.
One thing I won’t forget about this weekend was the chance to show Andres Iniesta my motorcycle. He was amazed by all of the buttons and functions that we use to control the bike! He could see that they are very complex, and that it’s not just about accelerating and shifting gears. Meeting him was such an honor.
I was also able to spend time with Pau Gasol, another athlete that I greatly admire. I was lucky to have him visit me on the motor home and be able to talk with him for a bit. What a privilege! Pau is making history in the NBA. Honestly, being able to spend time with both athletes was a pleasure.
Yesterday we finished up our weekend in Montmelo with a test session, or at least with what the rain let us. Meanwhile we were able to work, and I think we were quite productive. We have to continue working hard to keep developing and improving those aspects that need it.
Before saying goodbye, this week we have an important event. We’ll be in A Coruña this Friday! If you are there or in the area, don’t miss the opportunity to come by the sports complex, Pabellón de Deportes de Riazor, at 7:00 p.m. I will be there with Dani and our Repsol Honda Trial Team members, Toni, Jaime and Fuji. Don’t miss it!
Question of the week:
How do you stay motivated and confident? How do you always stay happy and positive, even when things don’t go as planned?
Question by Stella
I always try to look at things positively. Above all, I already feel fortunate to have been able to make a career out of my passion and make a living out of what I love the most. That’s why, even when things go well or not so well, I always try to be optimistic, and when you hit a bump in the road, I think that is the best way to get up and recover. In a championship like the MotoGP, winning races and titles is very difficult. We are realistic, but we are also always positive. By working together as a team, we know that we continue with the greatest motivation possible and that we never give up the fight.
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