Marquez aware Laguna Seca could be different

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

Marc Marquez has retaken the lead of the MotoGP™ World Championship, having triumphed in Sunday’s eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland in the absence of closest rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenzo. However, the Repsol Honda Team rider is fully aware that the outcome could be different next weekend.

Next weekend, California’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host the second leg of back-to-back races which bring closure over the first half of the 2013 campaign. As the lower classes do not feature at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, 20-year-old Marquez is yet to visit the undulating, anti-clockwise circuit.

“I am very happy with this victory,” Marquez said at the Sachsenring on Sunday afternoon. “It was important to have a good race under the circumstances this weekend, without Dani and Jorge on-track. I wish them a speedy recovery, because winning is important but without them the triumph isn't quite the same.

“Even so, it is a good result, since we have taken the maximum points available and ridden a completely different race to those that we've had before. We led the race and maintained the gap to second place. It was good experience, although I perhaps prefer races that are a little more of a battle! We should be happy and we have also held up well, physically, at a circuit where there is no time to rest on the bike.

“We'll see how it goes at Laguna Seca, which will be a hard Grand Prix for me because I've never ridden there. We'll take it step-by-step and remain calm whilst we get up to speed.”

Marquez has now won four races consecutively at the Sachsenring; prior to this year, he triumphed in the 125 race of 2010 before winning in Moto2™ in 2011 and 2012.

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