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MotoGP Czech Republic: Injured Marquez regroups for Brno

'The shoulder didn't bother me during the race but it was a bit sore afterwards, so these couple of days before Brno have been good to rest a bit' - Marc Marquez.
Marc Marquez will utilise a few days' rest ahead of this weekend's Czech MotoGP round at Brno after dislocating his left shoulder in Austria.

Marquez suffered the injury in FP3 as he braked while trying to avoid a slowing Dani Pedrosa. However, he was able to contest Sunday's race at the Red Bull Ring and finished in fifth place behind title rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi in a successful damage limitation exercise.

The Repsol Honda rider still holds a healthy advantage of 43 points at the top of the table over Lorenzo after the first ten championship rounds and although the 23-year-old admits Brno is not his on his list of favourites circuits, he remains confident of being in the fight for the rostrum.

“We had a challenging weekend in Austria but we did the best we could and, all things considered, we were able to get away quite well,” he said.

“The shoulder didn't bother me during the race but it was a bit sore afterwards, so these couple of days before Brno have been good to rest a bit.

“Brno isn't one of my favourite tracks but we've been able to get some good results there in the past. We must be really focused and work well in order to be able to fight for the podium again.”

Marquez achieved his sole MotoGP victory at Brno in 2013. He finished in the runner-up spot last year behind Movistar Yamaha's Lorenzo.

A one-day MotoGP test is scheduled at Brno on Monday following the race weekend.





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JoeAntonio

August 16, 2016 3:14 PM

OK , if we put aside this "regroup" He did a great job there after quite a nasty fall being long there and try to avoid to hit team meat Dani. Honda did not serve him well in the race it was very obvious also on training and again he prove his value for Honda as the only one qualifying at the top and in the race to be close to the fastest. Strange Honda people want to say, it is his shoulder the reason for not so good result. They don't want to admit , it is the bike. Go Mark , wish you all the best further



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