Momentum with Repsol Honda en route to Germany

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

This weekend’s eni Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland marks the midway point of the 2014 season and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez is firmly in the driving seat, with teammate Dani Pedrosa third in the standings - but level on points with second placed Valentino Rossi.

World Championship leader Marquez has an exceptional record at Sachsenring having won there for the last four years - 2013 in MotoGP™, 2012 and 2011 in Moto2™ and 2010 in 125cc.

Previewing round nine the MotoGP World Champion stated, “It was a tough and complicated weekend in Assen, but I was really happy to win a race under such tricky conditions. Now we have Sachsenring which is a nice circuit, but quite special as it’s so small! Last year I had a good race but we must remember that neither Dani nor Jorge (Lorenzo) were able to race so this year I look forward to racing them, especially as Dani is so strong at this track.”

“It seems the Honda is well suited to this circuit so we will look to make the most of this advantage.”

Teammate Pedrosa, who unfortunately missed the race last year due to an injury sustained in Saturday’s FP3, also has a strong record at the circuit with six victories (four in MotoGP), and a total of seven podiums.

Pedrosa commented, “It was a tricky weekend in Assen and in those kind of races, it’s easy to lose many points in the Championship, so I’m pleased with our podium finish. Now we’re heading to Germany where I had a disappointing weekend last year after being declared unfit to race due to my crash on Saturday.”

“I always enjoy racing at Sachsenring and finding the right set up is critical - especially as you spend a lot of time on the left, but the fastest corner is to the right, so tyre performance will be key. I’m looking forward to getting there to make up for missing last year.”

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