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Catalunya MotoGP: Marquez 'Extra motivation for home round'

"...this gives me extra motivation, so I hope we can put on a good show for them all!" - MotoGP champion Marc Marquez.
MotoGP champion Marc Marquez heads for his home event in Barcelona having won all six races this season from pole position.

If the Repsol Honda star can extend his perfect streak on Sunday he will become the youngest rider (at 21 years and 118 days) to claim seven in a row since Valentino Rossi. Rossi is also now Marquez's nearest title rival, but already 53 points behind.

Marquez finished a close third behind Rossi's Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo and his own team-mate Dani Pedrosa at Catalunya last year, but returns fresh from winning a thrilling battle with Lorenzo at Mugello.

“I really enjoyed the battle in Mugello with Jorge, it was so nice!” said Marquez.

“Now we head home to Montmelò which is a track that I haven't enjoyed myself at so much in the past but the layout is good and with a year's experience I hope the situation will be different this year!

“The fans and of course my fan club all make the journey to come and support us and this gives me extra motivation, so I hope we can put on a good show for them all!”

Marquez's only previous Barcelona win was in the 125cc class in 2010.

Catalunya is the second of the four Spanish-based events, following Jerez, but the closest to home for the likes of Marquez, Pedrosa and Lorenzo.

A post-race test will be held back at the circuit on Monday.

Tagged as: Honda , Marquez

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June 10, 2014 11:47 PM
Last Edited 310 days ago

TalentFan: MotoGP is so predictable
Mugello predictable? You found the last lap predictable, really? Even my dear wife looked up from her knitting to watch the last lap, and that hasn’t happened since Catalunya 2009 (mind you, she’s always had a soft spot for Vale)! Please tell me what was predictable about a 20 lap duel between two masters of MotoGP, both absolutely on the limit and desperate to win, neither giving an inch and fighting until they literally crossed the finish line? I guess we are all different, but for me Mugello was an absolute classic, and I would probably suggest that if you didn’t find that exciting then bike racing isn’t for you as I have no idea how you could have improved it. You might be riding your bike, I’m off to Spain and I’m hoping for a repeat this weekend.

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