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125: Marc Marquez – Interview

Marc Marquez is riding the crest of a wave in the 125cc World Championship at the moment, having won the last five races - meaning he is unbeaten since taking his first grand prix win at Mugello.

Currently enjoying the summer break, the Red Bull Ajo Derbi rider, who holds a 26 point title lead after eight of 17 rounds, talks about his season so far and life away from the racetrack...

Q:
After so many races one after the other, are you looking forward to slowing the pace down a bit?

Marc Marquez:
“It's true that racing every week can be hard but, in my case, where I have been winning and things came easily, I've been very motivated weekend after weekend. The holidays are always good though, even more when you've done your work well beforehand”.

Q:
Does interrupting such a good run bother you?

Marc Marquez:
“Yes. When you have everything going well, you're riding comfortably, with confidence and, on top of that the wins are coming, you would race every weekend, but it's also good to disconnect and come back to the second half of the championships stronger”.

Q:
With so much racing, so much travelling and so many days away from home, do you get worn out?

Marc Marquez:
“No, because if you manage it well, when you finish a race you can do some light exercise which helps you to recover well. Also, in winter we do an intensive preparation which has to keep us going all season”.

Q:
Which win has been the most exciting for you?

Marc Marquez:
“The one at the Catalunya Grand Prix because I was at home, in front of the fans, of my fan club and at the circuit closest to my house. To race in front of your fans and win, do the lap of honour in front of your people, even more after a near-perfect race, leading from start to finish, is very special. It's every rider's dream: to win in your country and, in this case, at Montmeló, which is the one we have closest and is a circuit where since I was little I went to see my idols”.

Q:
Which has been the most difficult?

Marc Marquez:
"A very hard-fought win was the one at Mugello because I made a bad start and had to come back up from behind. The bike was fast there and that helped me a lot. Also, the win at Silverstone – it was for sure a great race for the spectator – but for those in it, it was the riskiest. When you finish and things have gone well, it's fun”.

Q:
During the pre-season, your potential was clear. So was having a fall like in Jerez, in the second race of the year, a hard blow?

Marc Marquez:
“Not really hard but yes, it was a difficult time because we were racing at home, at the exact circuit where we had done all the pre-season testing and that we knew was fast. Also, I started from 'pole' and we knew that we could fight at least for the podium, but also for the win. To fall on the first lap because of a mistake which wasn't mine was hard. We lost quite a few points and I also dislocated my shoulder. I spent three weeks in recovery and couldn't start Le Mans fully recovered. That was the hardest thing, but the people around you help you a lot to get through it”.

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Marquez, German 125GP Race 2010
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Alex Marquez, German Moto3 Race 2014
Alex Marquez, German Moto3 race 2014
Marquez` Bridgestone tyre after race, German MotoGP 2014
Marquez and Pedrosa, German MotoGP 2014
Marquez and Pedrosa, German MotoGP 2014

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