10/04/2021 at 6:30 AM CEST
Marquez, the ‘king’ of the Americas
An impressive victory for Marc Márquez in the GP of the Americas, the second of the season after the Sachsenring and taking a new step towards his recovery, showing himself as the pilot who was used to astonishing us every weekend. The Catalan, who made a sensational start, going from third to first before the first corner, was opening the gap to win a solo race, dominating from start to finish and managed as in the old days. This victory is the seventh that Marc has achieved in Austin, whenever he has raced in MotoGP with the exception of 2019 when he fell leading. The (open) secret of Márquez in Austin, as in Sachsenring or Aragón, is that the race turns in the opposite direction to the needles of the clock and thus there is no one who can with him, since he is the pilot who best adapts in curves to the left and is unforgiving.
Quartararo, seen for sentencing
Fabio Quartararo took a giant step forward at the Austin circuit in order to win his first MotoGP title, a feat that may culminate on October 24 in Misano, which will be the scene of the Emilia Romagna GP. The Frenchman will be champion in Italy if he is ahead of Pecco Bagnaia, who is already the only driver who can aspire to it with three races remaining. The difference now is 75 points when 75 remain at stake. Great race that of ‘El Diablo’, who with a great rhythm, very regular, followed in the wake of Márquez and managed his options always thinking about the title, limiting as much as possible. risks. Quartararo, with ten podiums in fifteen races, being the only one who has scored points in all races, achieved in
The United States its first ‘match ball’, taking another step towards a title that it has more than deserved.
Motorcycling has been on the front page in recent days due to the tragedies experienced. The latest accidents in the small categories and, especially, in those of training, among which have cost the life of Dean Berta Viñales, Maverick’s cousin, 15 years old, endorse the dangers of this sport and have raised many comments, for all the likes. I would like to emphasize that it seems audacious or an insult to intelligence to blame Marc Márquez for this, for his riding style, but I think that we must all find a formula to stop this high rate of incidents. The experience of the riders, their age, the power of the bikes and the number of members on the grid are subjects to be seriously studied. You can try to minimize the risks, but we can never forget that motorcycles are a sport that carries extreme risk.