Marc Marquez being sidelined for another four weeks, recovering a horrendously broken arm from a prior incident during the Jerez Grand Prix, has left MotoGP without a notable level of action. This is the opinion of former MotoGP Two-Time Champion, Casey Stoner. He’s evoked that next-level entertainment associated with MotoGP has disappeared with the loss of Marc Marquez.
The Repsol Honda driver was initially slated to return during the Andalusian Grand Prix. However, additional operations forced this driver into another month-long requirement for healing. Marc Marquez couldn’t return after medical staff didn’t perform his initial surgery correctly, prompting a second surgery that has been deemed successful.
Marc Marquez’s absence from the MotoGP grid has provided ample opportunities for other competitors, like Fabio Quartararo & Brad Binder. Even Miguel Oliveira astonished the MotoGP community by acquiring his maiden podium victory. Quartararo & Binder also obtained their first-ever race victory in MotoGP.
Stoner Not Impressed
Moments that’ve been exciting for MotoGP supporters haven’t been thrilling for one of their former champions. Casey Stoner has determined that without the impression of Marc Marquez, the MotoGP grid is missing next-level action. Stoner obtained two champions, one with Ducati’s Factory Team & the 2nd with Repsol Honda, the same team where Marc Marquez got multiple championships.
Replacing Marc Marquez with Stefan Bradl has proved unfavourable, with Repsol Honda dropping notably down in the field since losing Marc Marquez. They’ve become the worst-rated team for the 2020 season, showing that Repsol Honda doesn’t have advantageous speed over their competition. Casey Stoner reflected that all motorcycles in MotoGP have the same capabilities & that without Marquez, there won’t be a consistent champion in their sport.
The Failures of Alex Marquez
Losing Marc Marquez from the MotoGP grid provided his younger brother & now teammate, the opportunity to showcase his skillsets. Alex Marquez hasn’t maintained the same speed his older brother is famous for, often positioned at the bottom grid throughout the 2020 MotoGP Campaign. It’s left notable disappoint for supporters of the Marquez family, who’d hoped they’d come across another multi-winning champion. There is a chance that over time Alex Marquez can garner similar skillsets through trial, errors, and practice. It’s, however unlikely.