Marc Marquez is eager to carry his winning momentum into this weekend's third round of he MotoGP World Championship in Argentina after returning to the top step in Texas.

Marquez clinched his third successive victory at the Circuit of the Americas in Texas to make amends for a low-key start to the season by his standards in Qatar, where he finished fifth in the night race at Losail after a mistake at the first corner dropped him to last place.

However, the 22-year-old was back to his very best in America, scoring a maximum 25 points to close the gap to title leaders Valentino Rossi and Andrea Dovizioso and Marquez says he is feeling 'relaxed and confident' ahead of this weekend's race at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit, where he sealed a win in 2014 as the circuit hosted its inaugural Grand Prix.

"After a good weekend in Austin, I am feeling relaxed and confident again. Now we travel straight to Argentina for the next round and we have a good momentum, which I hope to continue this coming weekend," said Marquez.

"Argentina is a circuit that I like and it's the second year we visit Termas de Rio Hondo. We had many fans there last year so I hope they all come to support us again this year and we can put on a good show for them."

Japanese rider Hiroshi Aoyama will continue to stand in for Dani Pedrosa, who is recovering from surgery to eradicate a problem with arm pump, and the HRC test rider is confident of building on his 11th place finish in the Austin MotoGP.

"The weekend in Austin was complicated due to the weather but we learned a lot. Now we travel to Argentina, which is one of my favourite tracks and I had a good race there last year," said Aoyama.

"The track isn't easy - it has a long straight and many tight corners but I believe the Honda RC213V will work well there.

"I have a strong team-mate to learn from and Dani's team are all helping me a lot so my confidence is high and I hope to improve from last weekend."



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