Marc Marquez is aiming to maintain his unblemished MotoGP record in America as the Repsol Honda rider bids for a fourth successive premier class win in Austin, Texas this weekend.
Marquez was victorious in the incident-strewn Argentina round and moved to the top of the championship standings ahead of Yamaha's Valentino Rossi and has an excellent chance to enhance his position on Sunday at the Circuit of the Americas, where he has scaled the top step each year since 2013.
The 23-year-old has also started all three races in Texas from pole and is unbeaten on America soil since he moved up to MotoGP, clinching three victories at Indianapolis and one at Laguna Seca.
However, Marquez has sounded a note of caution as he weighs up his prospects, pointing out that his current lack of acceleration with the factory RC213V could prove a significant disadvantage this weekend.
“We'll see how we manage in Austin this year. It's a track that I like, where I feel strong, and where I've always had good races and good fun,” he said.
“That said, the track rewards strong acceleration, which hasn't been one of our strongest points so far this year, so we'll have to wait and see how we can manage the situation.
“We'll keep working hard, as we did in Argentina, and we'll try to find the best pace for the Sunday race.”
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