Marquez reflects on another successful day on track

2014 Indy SAT Marquez Reaction
Saturday, 9 August 2014

Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez was able to secure his eighth pole of the year at the Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix and is confident of pushing for another win on Sunday.

Having led in FP4, Marquez was able to continue his strong form, despite several big slides throughout the weekend. The young Spaniard visited the Indy Mile on Friday night and spent much of Saturday leaving black lines as he slid around corners.

Marquez became the first MotoGP™ rider to drop into the 1’31s early in Q2. He was able to achieve a 1’31.619s lap time, putting him 0.225s clear of Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team). Despite previous claims that the older layout suited his Honda better, Marquez had few problems in securing his eighth pole of the season.

The reigning MotoGP World Champion will be looking to achieve his tenth victory of the season and his fourth career win at the Brickyard.

“It is really good to be back on pole after the holidays. I am really happy and it gives us a lot of confidence. Our pace for tomorrow it high and if it’s dry I think we can fight for the victory. The tyres will be a big decision, especially for the rear,” said the championship leader.

He added, “The new layout is good, maybe the old one was better for our bike but overall it’s better to ride. The surface is also a lot better, less bumpy and with more grip. I’ve been working hard with my rhythm on used tyres, I had a little moment in FP4 because I was pushing. Hopefully it is a dry race tomorrow because I think that we can push for the victory.”

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