Marquez left annoyed by traffic

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

Marc Marquez will start Sunday’s 11th round of the season from third position on the grid at Brno. Although the championship leader has critically out-qualified rivals Dani Pedrosa and Jorge Lorenz, he believes more was possible.

Marquez will line up behind pole-sitter Cal Crutchlow (Monster Yamaha Tech3) and Alvaro Bautista (GO&FUN Honda Gresini), but the Repsol Honda Team rider was left dissatisfied as riders such as Bautista benefitted from his slipstream.

“I'm not entirely happy because I had the confidence and determination to fight for pole!” Marquez began. “I could not take advantage of the second tyre because there was a lot of traffic and some riders were waiting for a tow. But it is what it is - one day I will look to follow them, another day it will be the opposite! With regards to the race, I feel confident as I'm comfortable on the bike and have a good foundation and good pace. If the race is dry, then I feel ready to challenge for the win.”

Teammate and last year’s winner Pedrosa will set off from fourth on the grid:

“The sessions were pretty difficult today because we had trouble finding a setup that I was happy with. In the last minute we were able to improve the setup, coming up with something that is more suited to my riding and which allowed me to ride more comfortably. Still, the times for everyone have been very close throughout the weekend, so we will have to fight hard. The important thing will be holding up physically, getting a good start and having a good race - whatever the conditions.”

Repsol Honda Team has won the last two Grands Prix to have been staged at Brno, courtesy of Casey Stoner and Dani Pedrosa in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

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