MotoGP »

MotoGP Spain: Marquez: Lorenzo Ducati move good for MotoGP

'It will be interesting for everybody, the fans the other riders, to see how Lorenzo/Ducati can do' - Marc Marquez.
Repsol Honda's Marc Marquez says Jorge Lorenzo's decision to join Ducati 'is good for MotoGP'.

The world championship leader, who leads Lorenzo by 21 points heading into this weekend's fourth round at Jerez in Spain, says the development will create major interest next season when he lines up on the Desmosedici for the first time.

“I think it's important and it's good for the championship because one of the top riders moves to another manufacturer and is always for sure a big opportunity,” said Marquez.

“Also a new challenge for him and we will see but still remain one year, so it is a long time, but anyway it will be interesting for everybody, the fans the other riders, to see how Lorenzo/Ducati can do.”

Meanwhile, Marquez is eager to discover how his RC213V performs at Jerez this weekend as the championship enters a long run of European rounds after the first three fly-away races in Qatar, Argentina and Austin.

“It's a race in Spain so it's a special weekend for me and we will try to continue in the same way but we have to understand because we come to Europe now and the tracks are different, more narrow, compared to America, Argentina and Qatar,” he said.

“We will see how we can manage this, how is the set-up of the bike in these kind of tracks. Anyway we are happy because it looks like this time we are better and the feeling with the bike is better.”

Marquez, though, expects last year's winner Lorenzo to prove a tough nut to crack on Sunday and admits Jerez is likely to play to the strengths of the Yamaha.

“Here is a track where Jorge is normally pretty strong so we will see, also it is more a flowing track so for Yamaha it looks better,” he said.

“We did a test in November but from then to now you can imagine how many changes on the bike, so we start from zero and we will see how the tyres are working on the track on this kind of tarmac and I look forward to starting FP1 tomorrow in a good way.”




Tagged as: Lorenzo , Ajo , Marquez

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Marquez, Spanish MotoGP 2016
Marquez at FIM Gala
Jorge Lorenzo, Mercedes AMG Petronas, Silverstone [Credit: Monster Energy]
Home town party for MotoGP champion Marquez
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016
Alex Marquez, Jerez Moto2/3 test, November 2016

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


Yearby23

April 22, 2016 8:36 AM

Good news for Marquez, Lorenzo will have a learning period with Ducati and Marquez can just stay comfortable at Honda. It's Lorenzo/Marquez this year but I see it being a Marquez romp next year unless Vinales gets the Yamaha and is fast immediately.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.