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Title favourite Marc Marquez targets Mugello treble

'I have fond memories of the track, because it was there that I won in 125cc for the first time and I also got the victory last year in Moto2, but each year is different' - Marc Marquez
Marc Marquez is bidding for his third consecutive victory at Mugello in Italy this weekend.

Marquez won the 125cc race at the fast, sweeping Italian circuit in 2010 before edging out Stefan Bradl in a thrilling Moto2 finish last season.

The Repsol Suter rider won last weekend's Moto2 race at Sachsenring in Germany after starting from pole position to secure his fourth victory of the campaign and Marquez is firmly in the driving seat as he closes in on the world title.

However, the young Spaniard – who leads the series by 43 points – is taking nothing for granted at the ninth round of the MotoGP world championship this weekend.

“We are going to Italy right away, which is a completely different track to Sachsenring.

“Friday will be dedicated to finding a good set-up, because there are lots of changes of direction and fast corners,” he said.

“It could be a lot of fun, but finding a good set-up for the corners is usually quite difficult. As always, we will attempt to stay calm and gradually look for the right setting, in order to start well from Friday.

“I have fond memories of the track, because it was there that I won in 125cc for the first time and I also got the victory last year in Moto2, but each year is different,” said Marquez.

“We shall try to keep calm and work in the same way as always.”

Following Mugello, the Moto2 and Moto3 riders will embark on a five-week summer break, with the following US Grand Prix only hosting the MotoGP machines.

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VAN - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 12:05 PM

1.The weight problem is Redding's in any case. If he weights 75 he will have problems in the lower classes. It's nothing new. 2.Marquez is 1.68 tall and weights 59 kilos. Check and you'll see he's not far from Espargaro or Stoner in those terms. 3. The "10 more times testing" is directly a lie and shows you just hate the boy. 4. His team's budget... That's true, but it isn't rare that the best teams sign on the best riders. Or do you think they're dumb?

Cedric - Unregistered

July 11, 2012 1:00 PM

Well, in the last 7 months or so he made only one test dued (no pre season) to his injury and about the suter parts stuff i havent read anything about it from anybody, journalists or suter riders like Luthi. He may have an easier way that others, but the boy does what he has to do, win. Suter center around one rider? No, suter build parts for all his riders, some of the find them useful and others not. In any case Marquez's team help the boy better than other teams, cause it's important to have a great team. By the way, doesn't anybody ever stop to think why so many talented riders come from Spain? it's just pure logic. Lots of facilities and a big racing liking. When a Spanish rider wins a gp, he appears on the cover of sport diaries, along with football info. I remember Toby Moody talking about that in pure awe. And that has ALWAYS HAPPENED, the 80's, 90's...

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