Honda’s last seasons have certainly been a bit in the shadows due to the absence of its main rider: Marc Marquez. Alberto Puig, the Honda HRC team manager, has received a lot of criticism in recent years for his management of both the Cervera champion and such an important team in the moment of Marc’s absence and beyond. Now, after last year’s three victories and the scare of diplopia, Marquez seems to be finally back, but how did Alberto Puig live these seasons?
“The last years have been difficult, but I think life is about challenges, no? And even though we had real problems, we managed to keep going as a group, as a team. The winter thoughts were to see if Marc was going to be ready and we were clearly expecting some news to see if he could be at the winter season test and all the evolution of his physical problems. Fortunately, suddenly everything became clear and he could show up for the first tests in Sepang and Indonesia. It will be a big help, we knew Pol was ready, but it was important that Pol had Marc too to test the bikes and develop everything Japan has been doing over the winter. “
For the rest of the interview with Puig, you can find the video above.