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Marquez seeking first home MotoGP win
24 September 2013
There is not much more that Marc Marquez could have achieved so far during his rookie MotoGP season.
A winner of five races - a rookie record - Marquez currently leads the standings by 34 points from compatriots Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa, with just five rounds to go.
But one opportunity that Marquez hasn't yet grasped is to claim a first MotoGP win on home Spanish asphalt, having finished second at Jerez and then third at Catalunya.
The 20-year-old will have his next chance at Aragon this weekend, before the final round at Valencia.
"It will be nice to return home to race in front of our home fans in Aragón this weekend!” said Marquez, who won at Aragon in the Moto2 class in 2011.
“The track - which is one of my favourites - has technical first and final sections, and you need to be strong in cornering.
“We've had good results there in the past two years so I hope to continue this way and we've also been testing there already this year on the MotoGP machine, so we have some data.
“After the race in Misano, we had a good test on the Monday and definitely found some positive settings, so I'm looking forward to trying them out this weekend in Aragon!"
Although Marquez has been beaten by Yamaha's reigning champion Lorenzo at the past two events, he has not been out-scored by team-mate Pedrosa since June's Catalunya event - allowing him to increase his points lead.
Pedrosa took victory at Aragon last season and badly needs a repeat performance this weekend.
"I've always done well in Aragón and I'm looking forward to racing in front of our home crowd again, the support is always great and gives you motivation!” said Pedrosa, winner at Jerez.
“We had a test on Monday after Misano and found some positive things that I hope will help us here in Motorland, especially in corner exit. We'll have to wait and see"
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