Marc Marquez will be aiming to maintain his perfect record at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, at round two of the MotoGP World Championship this weekend.

The Repsol Honda rider clinched his maiden premier class triumph at the track in 2013 and last year underscored his dominance at the circuit, topping each practice session, qualifying on pole and leading from start to finish.

Marquez will be aiming to make amends on Sunday after he finished off the rostrum in the Qatar night race at the Losail International Circuit in the season opener after a mistake on lap one at the first corner dropped him back to last place, although the two-time MotoGP champion regrouped to fight his way through the pack, eventually finishing fifth.

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"I'm really looking forward to getting to Austin and putting Qatar behind us. The Circuit of The Americas is one of my favourite circuits and I have good memories of taking my first win in the MotoGP class, back in 2013, and also winning there last year," said Marquez, who is joined in American by test rider Hiroshi Aoyama after Dani Pedrosa was ruled out as he recovers from further surgery to address the issues he is experiencing with arm pump.

"We need to work hard from FP1 and then keep this momentum for the whole weekend and have a 'normal' race. I'm really sorry for Dani, myself and the whole team wish him a speedy recovery. We welcome Hiroshi to the team and will help him how we can."