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Marquez more than satisfied by first visit to States

Marquez more than satisfied by first visit to States

Young Catalan rider Marc Marquez rose to the challenge of yet another new circuit last weekend, coming away from Indianapolis with more good World Championship points.

Once again demonstrating his ability to learn quickly last weekend, sixth place for 15 year-old Marc Marquez in the rain-affected inaugural World Championship visit to Indianapolis was another good result for the 125cc debutant.

Despite missing the first two rounds of the year with an injury picked up in pre-season, Marquez is turning out to be one of the revelations of the 2008 125cc competition, with his Donington Park podium, fourth place at Misano and his solid Indianapolis performance earning him praise throughout the MotoGP paddock.

The Repsol KTM rookie sits a highly creditable thirteenth in the general classification with four rounds to go and will be keen for more good results before the season finale on home ground at Valencia on 26th October.

He reviewed his Indianapolis experience saying, `The race was brilliant because I learned so much from it. I was fighting at 100% all the way through, and was in a really aggressive group who would have easily left me behind if I had not been up for it. The team and I did a great job during the weekend, so I am really happy. Things are going well, we are getting better all the time and that motivates me more every race.

`I am learning so much from just being in the World Championship. You learn more in the first year than at any other time. I tried to be aggressive here at Indy because I wanted to get ahead of the pack. It was a shame about the last lap, but apart from that I am happy,´ Marquez reflected having lost a couple of places late on.´

125cc, 2008, Red Bull KTM 125

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