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  • Reply to: Marc Marquez Given Green Light To Return At Portimao MotoGP Round   12 hours 27 min ago

    Watch our comments here for a swell of discussion around fitness. No matter which way it goes for The Marc in a week. The relevance of the fitness factor will be a big deal. Spoiler alert, it (yet again) will roll off into "yeah, but this is fitness and Marc Marquez, so..."

    He won't be able to get the bike to turn like he wants into big lefts where you need to honk on the outside bar. So, he will adapt. And quickly. Likely safely. So it will slow him down, on a few corners, a little bit. Portimao is quite a physically demanding circuit. 

    But wait for it...he will then say something like "so I am experimenting with smoother braking zone to turn in" and The Marc will just still be fast, but with a smoother style. The bike will be set up that direction. And be a better bike. And he will just recover with another weapon in his arsenal AND fewer crashes. 

    Ok, so - fit enough to race in a week? 

    SO MUCH TO SEE IN PORTUGAL!!!

  • Reply to: Marc Marquez Given Green Light To Return At Portimao MotoGP Round   14 hours 9 min ago

    Top ten at portimao

    Podium at the following round

  • Reply to: Marc Marquez Given Green Light To Return At Portimao MotoGP Round   15 hours 50 min ago

    ....is BACK! Wounded and on the mend, but back. My excitement level hasn't been this high since..... It'll be 'interesting' to see how he responds, AND how the field responds back. 

  • Reply to: Marc Marquez Given Green Light To Return At Portimao MotoGP Round   16 hours 58 min ago

    It's the personal stories that make life rich. The wife is interested in Marquez' comeback and she doesn't have a single care in the world about Motogp.

    The obvious question is, "How will the new Marquez do in his first race back from an extended recovery due to a serious injury?"

    But, the underlying question is, "How long until we see the old Marquez back in the saddle?" The guy willing to crash during practice in order to find the limit.

    My guess is he will resume his natural style before the season is over. Especially if he has confidence in the strength of his arm, and more importantly, if the title is on the line. That's the stuff true champions are made of.

    Portimão isn't the true test. Jerez is. There he will confront his unconscious fear.

    Glad to see Marc coming back.

  • Reply to: Marc Marquez Given Green Light To Return At Portimao MotoGP Round   18 hours 28 min ago

    Marc at Portimao? Yes, please. Setting the over/under on races until he takes over 1st in the standings at 4.5 (if he really is fully healthy). At the news, Mav's heart rate monitor showed 220! Fabio is smiling, he thinks he can stay with Marc and he may be right. Joan is happy he got his last year; Alex thinks he's ready but he is too often too optimistic. JZ is fine, his Gallic philosopher act is no act, but can he even stay ahead of his teammate? JM89 is not in the hunt to lead races nor win races nor think about the championship. Except, he has led a race already...what other things that he is not even considering may happen? For sure he won't be intimidated by MM but can he keep up? Can Jack come good? Pecco, who are you? KTM, are you ready to take The Next Step? Pol? Anyone?  So many questions and more. The stakes just went up and I love it.