Despite Marc Marquez struggling with his bike setup and slipping to a fourth place finish at the British Grand Prix, he is focusing on the good things.
The Spaniard was locked in a battle for third place with Valentino Rossi. After overtaking the Italian, Marquez made a dash for Cal Crutchlow in second and he thought he had his man on the Hanger Straight, but he clipped the Brit’s knee and went wide, falling down to fifth place.
Marquez would battle back to fourth and end up conceding three points to Rossi, which he sees as a positive.
"Then I tried to manage the race behind Valentino, because I know that he is the main opponent for the championship, and then when five laps remained, I started to attack," the 23-year-old told crash.net.
"Maybe I attack too much, take too much risk, but I believe that I was able to finish second. For that reason, I push, but when two laps remain, I did the mistake with Cal, and then I lost many positions. But we need to see the positive things, that we lose only three points."
Part of the problem with Marquez' setup was that he chose the soft front tyre, in contrast to the top three. This is something he takes full responsibility for.
"No, always the last decision is mine," confirmed the double world champion.
"In Brno, ok, in dry conditions is more a question mark. It's like a gamble. But here, the team said to me, maybe the K (hard front) can be the option, but I didn't try it.
"And I was a little bit scared of having some locking on the braking, and the temperature on the ground was honestly 21 degrees, yesterday in the morning was 20 degrees, and I felt ok. But in the end in the race, with other riders, with the drifting, it didn't work well. But experience for the future."
Marquez leads the riders' standings by 40 points over Rossi with six rounds remaining.