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How Marquez beat his Honda in his heroic MotoGP comeback win

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Marc Marquez has been through hell and back in the 581 days between his win in the 2019 Valencia season finale and his heroic MotoGP comeback victory in Germany last Sunday. Despite battling physical limitations and a difficult 2021-spec Honda, the Sachsenring provided the perfect storm for the Spaniard to return to the top step

Marc Marquez's vibrant victory in the German Grand Prix is the best fuel for Honda to persist in its quest to find a solution to its 2021 bike's problems. A series of factors allowed the Spaniard to minimise those shortcomings, despite not being fully recovered from the right-arm injury that has so disrupted his past year.

A total of 581 days had to pass before the six-time MotoGP world champion could celebrate victory again, having last stood on top of the podium at Valencia in 2019. What followed was a year and seven months in which he went through the darkest period of his life following his crash at the 2020 Spanish GP – needing three operations that kept him out of action for the entirety of 2020 and threatened his career.

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