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125: Marc Marquez – Interview

“It's all relative because, coming from the KTM, everything that I have experienced, both in the chassis and the engine, is better. The chassis is the most critical but I quickly got a good feeling with it and a good set-up”.

Q:
Aside from you, Nico Terol and Pol Espagaró have also won races this season. Do you think any other rider could match your performance in the second half of the season?

Marc Marquez:
“[For another rider] to fight for the title I think would be difficult. I think that a small gap has been made between third and fourth. In any race you can be sure that Bradley Smith will be up there and Cortese, Krummenacher or Rabat could also make an appearance”.

Q:
You've been on the track with Pol Espargaró for many years. Can you remember the first time?

Marc Marquez:
“I must have been five and we started to compete in the “Enduro for children”, which were races held across Catalunya, although they race one at a time. At eight, when I started with speed in the Conti Cup, we competed more often, although he is nearly two years older than me and always went up to the next category first”.

Q:
Now, the next meeting is in the Czech Republic. What is the Brno Circuit like?

Marc Marquez:
“It's a complicated track, especially the last part, on the uphill, which is where you can set a good time and for which we need to be well-prepared. With the KTM I found it quite tricky but this season it's all different and I hope to be able to make progress throughout the weekend”.

Q:
Is it possible to extend the run of wins?

Marc Marquez:
“It's not an obsession but obviously, if we have the chance to win, we will go for it. The important thing is to think about the Championship and always add points”.

Q:
Where is the limit for Marc Márquez?

Marc Marquez:
“Who knows because, alongside Pol and Nico, we are raising the bar race after race, beating records at almost all the circuits and, with the team, we are only thinking about continuing to make progress. In qualifying and in the races we always give it our all although we try not to lose control and to ride feeling the reactions of the motorbike at all times. Yes it's true that sometimes we have done a lap where you force it a bit more still and gain 3 or 4 more tenths which seemed impossible”.

Q:
At home there has always been a great passion for motorbikes. Did your father race?

Marc Marquez:
“No, race no, but he's always been a big fan and has travelled to Jerez on his own bike, and to Assen too. He also collaborated with the Moto Club Segre as race controller, so since I was little I've always been around bikes”.

Q:
Is your brother as good as you?

Marc Marquez:
“Alex is still training and it's not possible to say whether he will be a phenomenon but he has got skill. He knows how to ride a bike and to ride fast which is the important thing”.

Q:
Will he catch you one day on the track?

Marc Marquez:
“I hope so! I hope that one day you'll see us together fighting for the win if that could be, but he's still doing the Spanish Championship, he's young and needs to take it step by step and keep working hard. Let's hope so, it might happen”.

Q:
Do you get noticed in the street?

Marc Marquez:




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