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Marquez: I got a bit overwhelmed

"I got a bit overwhelmed, the track was not allowing much space for me between the corners with this bigger bike and faster pace. I didn't have much time to think" - Marc Marquez.
Marc Marquez admitted to feeling a bit overwhelmed by his first MotoGP laps at the tight and twisty Le Mans circuit in France.

But the race winning rookie soon adapted, rising from seventh in the morning session to second and just 0.040s from Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa in the afternoon.

“In the first session I got a bit overwhelmed, because I could tell that the track was not allowing much space for me between the corners with this bigger bike and faster pace. I didn't have much time to think,” said the world championship leader.

“I was calmer in the afternoon and things went much better. This track is all about accelerating and then braking, although the final sector is more twisty and has some longer corners.

“It is only Friday, and we still have work to do. Tomorrow, if the track is dry, we will improve our times - but the forecast predicts rain. With a little luck, on Sunday we will have a dry track and be able to have a good race"




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the real deal - Unregistered

May 17, 2013 6:30 PM

wouldnt suprise me if he won on sunday now hes tasted victory and how fast he is already on a track hes not ridden the big bikes on yet.. sooner or later this kids going to dominate... whats he going to be like next year!!.... ive got him down to win the thing this year because he seems to have developed a style that allows him to tuck the front regularly but keep the bike up right... he just rides it untill he tucks and then stays on (id say over) that limit..really not seen anything like it..but i really didnt think hed get away with this so much on a moto gp bike .... he has an edge imo and has already learnt that he can push as much as anyone else out there and stay upright..



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