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Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez fit and ready for home debut

“Okay we crashed, but we crashed while we were second.” - Marc Marquez.
By Stephen English

Marc Marquez was bounced around at the last round of the MotoGP World Championship in Italy, where the Spanish rookie lost control at over 200mph on the Friday as well as suffering several smaller tumbles.

The last of those came when he slid-out of second place in the race and the Repsol Honda rider will thus be looking to rebound from his first MotoGP DNF in front of his home fans at Catalunya this weekend.

When asked about how he was feeling two weeks after the bruising Mugello round, the reigning Moto2 champion said: "I am nearly 100% and I feel so good for the Montmelo GP. I have recovered well and now I am ready for it.

“Mugello was a tough weekend, especially on Friday afternoon. But you know we learned about everything and in the race we were up there - okay we crashed, but we crashed while we were second.

“We will see here. Mugello was one of the points that I marked at the beginning of the season as one of the most difficult circuits, here too. You need to have a lot of confidence with the bike to be fast so it will be interesting."

MotoGP currently has four Spanish based rounds but Marquez, who lives in Barcelona, made clear that this is his home grand prix.

"Jerez [the Spanish Grand Prix] was so special, but Montmelo is my home circuit and it is a circuit that I live near so it will be nice to be here in front of our fans and I hope that they will come on Sunday and push every rider and that we can show them a good race."

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June 14, 2013 12:51 AM

learn, i hope that Marquez dont need to crash so hard to learn i really bealive on in brain he is smarter then the others and been proving that breaking records and with is outstanding carear since 125cc until now..


June 14, 2013 12:51 AM

GOATse M8 aim also Rossi fan but after what you wach from Marquez do you really think that he will do one step back in the fight for this Champion? maybe he will crash more but he is so focus for a roockie that i bealive he will be again fightingh hard with Pedrosa at Catalunha.. He was so upset with is crash at mugello he really know and understand what he did wrong, he crash like any other rider he is human its like this when we race in the limits but Marquez is like Rossi and Lorenzo one of is best points all is carear was is consistency and the way he worck the races, he know that he has to learn he know that the number one at Honda is Pedrosa but Marquez worck like on the small class s he just dont rush he is allways keeping pressure on the rivals he can keep up and then on the final of the races he risk and try to get the best place.. The brain on this kid worcks like this he is one machine to Win titles=)... Lorenzo made amyzing crashes and almost get serious injure but he lea

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