Marquez and Pedrosa ready for Silverstone

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Repsol Honda team riders Marc Marquez and Dani Pedrosa head to the 12th round of the 2014 MotoGP™ World Championship after a positive test in Brno.

The most recent round of the season in the Czech Republic saw a different winner for the first time in 11 races, after Pedrosa ended Marquez’ 10-race run of victories to return to the top step of the podium.

Marquez, however, still holds a significant lead in the overall standings. After a positive post-race test at Brno, both riders will again be amongst the favourites for victory at Silverstone - a track where Marquez came close to taking the win last season. Pedrosa has unfinished business at the British venue, as he is yet to claim a victory there.

Marquez commented, “Brno was a difficult weekend but the most important thing is that we took important points. Also, I feel less pressure now as I know everyone was expecting me to win all of them, and it’s the Championship that’s important, not winning every race! We had a good test on the Monday and then some time off after a hectic back-to-back schedule. Last year my race was affected by my crash in Warm Up so this year I hope to be fully fit so I can give it 100% in the race!”

Pedrosa added, “I’m feeling good at the moment after winning in Brno and then we had a positive test on the Monday. It was a gruelling few weeks with two races in a row and so this past week it’s been good to recharge the batteries. Last year in Silverstone I was out of the battle with Marc (Marquez) and Jorge (Lorenzo) so this year I want to be sure to be up there with them.”

“This is a fast track with many changes of direction and you need to find a balance for the set up to suit both the slow and the fast corners. The weather in Britain can always be temperamental also, so we’ll have to keep an eye on that.”

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