After suffering his first race fall since Mugello 2013, MotoGP champion Marc Marquez claimed he will change his victory mentality - but not until after Aragon.

The 21-year-old has always maintained he would settle for a podium if a win wasn't possible, only to fight furiously for many of his eleven wins from twelve starts prior to Misano.

The Repsol Honda star was just few tenths behind race leader Valentino Rossi when he fell on lap 10 of Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix, re-joining to finish 15th.The only other race Marquez has not won this year was Brno, when he finished in fourth place.

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"Until this race my mentality was try to fight for the victory every race, because the [championship] advantage was big," Marquez said. "I don't want to manage that advantage with another position, I tried to manage it from the side of taking more risk.

"Today I took the risk, tried to follow Valentino, but Valentino and also Lorenzo were a little stronger than us today. I tried to push and was able to follow him, but now maybe is the time to change that mentality.

"OK, Aragon will be an exception because it's a home race! But in the other races, try to change the mentality and take points for the championship."

Marquez now holds a reduced 74-point title lead over team-mate Dani Pedrosa with five rounds remaining. The points lost on Sunday mean it is no longer mathematically possible to wrap up the championship at Aragon.

However Marquez is comfortably on course to do so in Honda's following home race at Motegi, where he will be crowned champion if he holds a lead of at least 75 points.

One further win this season would put Marquez level with Mick Doohan's all-time record of twelve victories from 1997.


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hey folks he was just like Rossi in his younger days aggressive race to win every time out remember Rossi on the 125's 250's even the 500's and then the MOTO GP bikes always trying his hardest to win Marquez has been the same from 125's 250's Moto2 to MOTO GP they both knew how to be happy FRIENDLY people to all of their present and future friends Employers public and most of their opponents and also above all of the other qualities very good at riding a motorcycle fast and wisely