Marc Marquez is intrigued by the prospect of riding a MotoGP machine on the tight and twisty Sachsenring circuit in Germany this weekend.

The European track is the second shortest circuit on the calendar after Laguna Seca and Marquez has won three times there on his previous races in the Moto2 and 125cc classes.

The 20-year-old, who finished second behind Valentino Rossi at Assen and is third in the championship on 113 points - 23 behind team-mate Dani Pedrosa - said: "It was a tough and complicated weekend in Assen, but the important thing is that we learned a lot and picked up another podium and some important points.

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"Now we head to Sachsenring, another new circuit for us on the MotoGP machine. We will see how the weather is there as it can change quite a lot!

"It will be interesting to see what the circuit is like on this bike because it's one of the smallest circuits on the calendar and I already found it small in Moto2 so I can't imagine how it will be in MotoGP," added Marquez.

"When we get there, I'll take my time to learn the lines with my team, as we do every week, and try our best for another good result."