Same, it's what makes him my favorite rider in all of motorsports, you could tell the 'all in mentality' was eventually going to catch up over the years but it was amazing to watch when he was healthy. I actually think it will take time but he will recover, I doubt he will be able to dominate in that 2019 fashion ever again since the talent is more competitive. But I think he is proving to himself and anyone watching how and why he got to where he was and coming to terms with his mortality before our eyes, that means he will fall, stumble along the way on that path to recovery but its remarkable to see it.I love to watch Marc wrestle with, and continually test the limits of that beast of a bike that Honda has given him but it pains me to think that he's sacrificing his body the way he is. His drive and determination is undeniable but I have to believe his career will come to an end soon at a very young age and he'll live out the rest of his life in continual pain.
It's hard to say how bad that Honda is, it's clearly lacking in front mechanical grip, and how much it's Marc unable to ride around the bike the way he always could before. I look forward to this resurgence as much, if not more, than his 2019 domination because he needs to re-invent himself and the way he rides which we all knew would catch up with him since the competition never would.
JLO's interview on Dorna and the segment on Saturday echos what I think, too: he is the most talented rider technically, physically by an immense margin, so while the recovery is taking longer than anyone expected it's a matter of 'when' not 'if' he will be at the top again.
Also worth noting this came out by Honda the year Marc and HRC were dominating the year before his accident:
Honda Prosthetic Arm - The conceptual Honda Prosthetic Arm has been created as a solution for professional motorcyclists that will provide them with essential support to ...
I see him trying that (look at what arm that prosthetic is on below) way before he decides to quit given who he is, if I'm entirely honest.