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Marquez: ‘I know Pedrosa and Lorenzo are strong at Jerez’

MotoGP™ World Champion Marc Marquez goes to Jerez on a winning streak, as he prepares for his 100th Grand Prix, but he will not underestimate his rivals at the Gran Premio bwin de España.

Last year at the southern Spanish circuit his teammate Dani Pedrosa was the race winner, whilst Marquez clashed with Jorge Lorenzo on the last corner to make his way through for second.

Marquez knows he will have to be on the lookout for those two again this weekend, at a venue where he is yet to win in the World Championship.

“Argentina was only a few days ago but we are already on our way to Spain,” he states. “We had a really good weekend, taking another important 25 points, but now we go to Jerez where I know Dani and Jorge are very strong. The crowd and atmosphere is very special there and it gives you special motivation to perform at your maximum level. After three fly away races it will be nice to arrive back in Europe for a few ‘normal’ races, I’ll try to relax a little and prepare myself ready for Friday’s FP1.”

Pedrosa has an enviable record in Jerez, consistently reaching the podium for the past nine years. This tally includes two MotoGP wins in 2008 and 2013, five second place finishes, and a 250cc win in his second World Championship season of 2005. Included in that string are eight front row starts, with two MotoGP poles and a 250cc pole.

He comments, “It was a good weekend in Argentina although I would have liked to be in the battle for the victory, but I really enjoyed the race and the track. Now we have no break, and next weekend we race in Jerez. This is one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, I really enjoy seeing all the fans and racing back in Spain.”

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MotoGP, 2014, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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