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MotoGP Germany: Marc Marquez: 'We’ve learned from the past'

"We've learned from the past and we're approaching this season race-by-race, trying to be ready and make the most of what we have and what the situation requires" - Marc Marquez.
MotoGP title leader Marc Marquez hasn't been beaten at the Sachsenring since a 125cc race back in 2009.

If the Repsol Honda rider can extend his winning streak to seven this weekend he will go into the summer break having pushed his world championship advantage over the psychological 25-points, meaning he could afford one non-score and still keep the lead.

“We're going to the German GP aiming for a podium position and of course possibly to fight for the win,” Marquez said. “The Sachsenring is normally a very good track for me that I like very much, maybe because it has so many left-hand corners, a bit like a dirt track!

“On the other hand, it's another one on the calendar where the weather has sometimes played a crucial role in the past, so we'll see how it goes there.”

Marquez's season began with victory in two of the opening three races, then rostrums in four of the following five rounds.

By contrast, Yamaha rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi have both suffered multiple non-scores - a trap Marquez fell into one year ago - and start this weekend 24 and 42 points behind the Spaniard in the standings.

“We've learned from the past and we're approaching this season race-by-race, trying to be ready and make the most of what we have and what the situation requires,” said Marquez, who pointed to his head after settling for a 'safe' second place to Jack Miller last time at Assen, but is still eagerly seeking technical updates to his RC213V.

“In any case I'm happy we'll be back in action shortly and I'll do my best to get another positive result before the summer break.”

This time last season Marquez had 89 (compared with 145) points and was fourth in the world championship, 74-points from the top.

Marquez's team-mate Dani Pedrosa has also claimed six previous grand prix wins at Sachsenring, albeit with his most recent in 2012. Pedrosa is fourth in the world championship, with two podiums this season.

“I like the Sachsenring very much; it's definitely one of my favourite tracks on the calendar," Pedrosa said. "I have very good memories there, and together with my team, we'll try to make the best use of what we've learned from the last races.

"It was a pity that we didn't get a better result in Assen, where our strategy was perfect for the first part of the race, but the positive is that we know we've worked well in demanding conditions. We'll try to do the same in Germany.”

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July 12, 2016 9:24 AM

Every Honda rider is struggling this year, and yet Marquez is still leading the championship. And at this stage probably favourite for the title. God help the rest of the field when Honda finally get the problems sorted. Go 93.

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