What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best?
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What does Marc Marquez have to do to get back to his best?

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Following his resounding MotoGP return with a seventh place finish in Portugal, Marc Marquez now must work to rediscover his best form before turning his attention towards results-based targets

Simple mathematics gives plenty of credit to the concept that Marc Marquez is in a position to recover lost ground on MotoGP's championship leaders, and that a title fight is possible before the end of the season.

After finishing seventh in Portimao, Marquez will return to the scene of his arm-breaking accident last year, Jerez, next week lying fourteenth in the standings and some 52 points behind championship leader Fabio Quartararo. Since he first stepped up to MotoGP in 2013, the biggest deficit the Spaniard has overturned was the 37-point advantage Maverick Vinales held over him following the first three rounds of 2017, when Marquez was ultimately pushed closer for the title by Andrea Dovizioso. Back then there were sixteen rounds still remaining of the season – two fewer than scheduled for this year (COVID allowing).

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Series MotoGP
Drivers Marc Marquez
Author Oriol Puigdemont