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Q&A: Marc Marquez.

An interview with Marc Marquez, who finished his first full season in the 125cc World Championship eighth overall, with one podium and two pole positions for the factory KTM team.

KTM withdrew from grand prix racing at the end of the season and Marquez will switch to Aprilia machinery with the AJO Team next season, which tasted 125cc World Championship success with Mike di Meglio in 2008...

Q:
How are you feeling as you start your holidays?

Marc Marquez:
I start with good feelings, as I think that I've had a good season. I've made some mistakes I shouldn't have made, but I've done my very best with what I had.

Q:
It was clear from the first race that you had the potential to the battle for the podium, but in the end you only achieved it in Jerez, did you expect better results?

Marc Marquez:
To be honest; yes, because I personally believe that I had a good level and we all thought that the bike would accompany us more. At the end of the season, the KTM was closer to the Aprilias and we did expect a podium or two that I think we could have achieved.

Q:
What have you learned this season?

Marc Marquez:
This year, above all I've learned to battle hand to hand, because in 125cc almost all races are ridden in a pack and there is always a lot of battling. Furthermore, fighting with a bike that had a few weaker points, I had to learn to make the most of the turns to come out fast and reach the next braking point close to the other riders, etc. Another important aspect, which Emilio Alzamora has helped me with, is managing practices.

Q:
Best memory of the 2009 world championship?

Marc Marquez:
The podium in Jerez, because as well as being the best result of the season, all of the fans were there and what's more, on one of the legendary circuits on the calendar. I also have good memories of the pole positions, especially the one in Malaysia, where we fought hard.

Q:
And a moment in the 2009 season to forget?

Marc Marquez:
The falls that are not caused by your own mistakes but by the engine. They are falls that you don't expect and the body is not as prepared. Fortunately, this year I haven't had any injuries.

Q:
The 125cc category is always hard-fought, with lots of riders battling together, what does it take to stand out from a pack like that?

Marc Marquez:



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