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MotoGP Brno: Marquez expecting ‘strong’ Yamaha challenge

Runaway MotoGP leader Marc Marquez predicts Yamaha will pose a challenge around the Brno circuit as he turns his attentions to the Czech Grand Prix.
Marc Marquez says he expects Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo to pose a challenge to his MotoGP superiority as the series heads back to Europe for the Czech Grand Prix at Brno.

The Spaniard notched up his tenth consecutive MotoGP win at Indianapolis, but has had little opportunity to celebrate breaking yet another record as he and Repsol Honda make tracks to Brno just two days later.

Though Marquez has indifferent feelings about the venue itself, he is also wary that it is regarded as a 'Yamaha circuit'. However, he is hoping a recent test there to put miles on Honda's 2015-specification bike will give him an edge.

“We've not really stopped! After the race on Sunday we had a nice dinner with the team and then yesterday we were travelling all day to Europe. Brno isn't one of my favourite tracks but I've had quite good results there in the past.

“We were testing here a month ago and even if the grip was very low at the time, I hope some of the data we collected will be a help! Everyone knows that historically Yamaha are strong here so we'll have to work hard from Friday to give ourselves the best chance on Sunday!”

Marquez's win at Indy saw him become the first rider since Giacomo Agostini in 1970 to win the opening ten races of the season.

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August 12, 2014 4:12 PM

Marc's wins are taking on a familiar pattern. Lets the 3 other guys get away and duke it out a bit. Puts on a nice show for the fans. Then about one third into the race he launches the attack and takes the lead. Then he just maintains a nice gap. Only in Catalunya did Dani upset the plan and came close to winning. Marc will win even if he starts from the back of the pack or pit lane. History is being made by this incredible rider. Sit back and enjoy the show.


August 12, 2014 6:41 PM

All of this shows that the move to a control tyre was a mistake. The idea was to create a level playing field but it has achieved exactly the opposite. And nobody has lost out more than Ducati in all this. It's time to let teams decide which tyre supplier they want to work with and let them make tyres to suit the bike rather than the opposite.

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