Germany MotoGP win "makes up for the suffering" - Marquez

Marc Marquez says his emotional comeback victory at the MotoGP German Grand Prix "makes up for the suffering" he endured with injury over the past year.

The Honda rider resisted pressure from KTM's Miguel Oliveira in Sunday's 30-lap Sachsenring race to claim his and Honda's first MotoGP victory in 581 days since the 2019 Valencia GP.

It comes after Marquez was forced to sit out the 2020 season with a badly broken right arm, which required three operations and has severely affected his everyday life.

On the bike since his return to action in Portugal, Marquez has struggled to ride in his normal style as he battles with a lack of power in his right shoulder.

These problems weren't as evident at the Sachsenring due to the circuit's anti-clockwise nature, which contributed to Marquez extending his German GP win streak to 11 across all classes.

Going forward, Marquez is under no illusion that things will be easier now, but admits his Germany win has acted as "extra motivation" for both himself and Honda.

"This victory makes up for the suffering," Marquez said.

"It's not that it's all over here, but after going through such a bad time for so long you see that things are coming, that it's not impossible, it's extra motivation.

"I must admit that both myself and Honda were in reserve and we have filled the tank, it will give us a boost for the next races.

"In Holland we will be back to reality, but I hope that after that I can have some good races."

Read Also:

Marquez said after qualifying that he couldn't think about victory but was confident he could have a strong race and perhaps challenge for the podium.

Having crashed out of a commanding lead in the flag-to-flag French GP and given his record at the Sachsenring, Marquez admits he was "afraid of losing a golden opportunity" on Sunday in Germany that he was unsure when again he'd have it.

"There was pressure this weekend, but I also put pressure on myself," he added.

"When you don't have pressure sometimes it's easier to fail, today I was afraid of losing a golden opportunity that I don't know when I'll have it again.

"I missed it at Le Mans, and I didn't want to lose it again.

"It wasn't about winning, it was just about having a decent race and being on the podium, that was the pressure I put on myself today."

shares
comments
"No one has answers" to Vinales' worst-ever MotoGP weekend
Previous article

"No one has answers" to Vinales' worst-ever MotoGP weekend

Next article

Marquez's Germany MotoGP win "opened my eyes" – Espargaro

Marquez's Germany MotoGP win "opened my eyes" – Espargaro
Load comments
How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king Prime

How Quartararo cast aside prior doubts to become MotoGP's new king

Doubts were cast over Yamaha’s French recruit after his disastrous end to the 2020 MotoGP season with Petronas SRT, but Fabio Quartararo answered them convincingly in 2021 to claim a MotoGP title that exhibited both his devastating speed and mental strength

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate Prime

The Rossi-less future MotoGP must now navigate

Motorcycle racing's greatest showman has left the stage, as Valentino Rossi calls time on his remarkable career on two wheels. But in his successors, all of whom were inspired by 'the Doctor', grand prix racing has vibrant new acts to keep us hooked

MotoGP
Dec 4, 2021
Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races Prime

Valentino Rossi’s 10 greatest MotoGP races

As the Italian legend finally bows out and retires from MotoGP, it marks the end of one of the most incredible careers in motorsport history. Here is Motorsport.com's pick of his best rides and the stories behind them

MotoGP
Dec 3, 2021
How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race Prime

How Ducati has drawn first blood in the 2022 MotoGP title race

The 2021 MotoGP season may have only just ended but preparations for 2022 are well underway following a two-day test at Jerez this week. Ducati has hit the ground running while a lack of progress dominated Yamaha’s and world champion Fabio Quartararo’s test. While no battle lines have been drawn yet for 2022, it appears Ducati has already drawn first blood...

MotoGP
Nov 20, 2021
Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late Prime

Why Suzuki's quest for a new MotoGP boss may be too late

Suzuki is on the search for a new team manager after its decision not to replace Davide Brivio at the start of 2021 was backed up by its unsuccessful bid to help Joan Mir defend his 2020 MotoGP world title. But whoever Shinichi Sahara appoints next, it may have already come too late to convince Mir to stick with the project

MotoGP
Nov 19, 2021
How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career Prime

How Rossi got the perfect send-off to his MotoGP career

The greatest chapter in MotoGP history came to a close at the Valencia Grand Prix as Valentino Rossi bid farewell after 26 seasons of grand prix racing. While his run to a strong 10th was a pleasing end to his time in MotoGP, it was what happened at the front of the grid that capped the Italian's ideal send-off

MotoGP
Nov 15, 2021
Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove Prime

Why MotoGP's under-fire graduate has a point to prove

OPINION: MotoGP-bound Darryn Binder was already under the microscope as his jump from Moto3 to join RNF's new top-class team was announced. But his crash with title hopeful Dennis Foggia caused significant consternation among the ranks - with many current riders suggesting the top level should be harder to break into as a result

MotoGP
Nov 9, 2021
How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo Prime

How Portugal exposed the biggest threat to Quartararo

Fabio Quartararo’s first DNF of his title-winning 2021 MotoGP season couldn’t have come at a better time. But the events of the Yamaha rider’s Algarve Grand Prix exposed the M1’s well-known major weakness, which could threaten his championship defence given the increasingly Ducati-heavy makeup of the grid heading into 2022

MotoGP
Nov 8, 2021