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MotoGP Americas: Marquez out to defend perfect record in USA

'It's a track that I like, where I feel strong, and where I've always had good races and good fun' - Marc Marquez.
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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April 05, 2016 3:22 PM
Last Edited 196 days ago

Yearby23: He'll win it and extend the advantage.
I hope you're right !
I do however think this season he and Rossi will implode several times. Mugello being one and possibly Sepang or PI being the other again. That spat isn't over, and even though Marquez is past it Valentino still acts as if he's biding his time to stick the knife in on track somewhere.
Yeah I notice Rossi doesn't look well. He looked bitter and tense on the podium and in the post race conference was angry and wouldn't stop fidgeting. also in qatar the whole unnecessary drama he started again about Lorenzo on the racing line, it's like his nerves are on edge and he's about to explode again at any moment the question is when. But I don't think it will be a problem for Marc, he learnt a lot last year and I'm sure he's prepared.


April 05, 2016 3:33 PM

ElbowDown93: He won't be winning in COTA this time around..sure of that.. he'll be very lucky if he can get a poium or top 5 finish..
I'm sure you said that at Qatar.... Yet a 3rd and a win.

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