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Marquez Blog: Two great outcomes

Marquez Blog: Two great outcomes

I’m convinced that if we keep working like this, we will be able to battle it out again for the victory in Great Britain...

In his latest official blog for boxrepsol.com Marc Marquez looks back on the Czech GP:

Hey everyone!

After changing continents during back to back races, we’re finally back home and I reflect back on a positive two weeks having claimed a win and a second place.

In Brno – which is a circuit we’re not really fans of – we managed to stay in the leading group among the fastest riders. It may have taken us a bit longer to pick up our pace on Friday, but we were able to improve right away.

Jorge was really fast there. He had an amazing pace that he demonstrated on Saturday with a spectacular lap that earned him pole position and we knew that it was going to be hard to keep up with him on Sunday.

Regardless, I’m happy with second place. The points that come with it are important, and after winning in Indianapolis, we’re feeling good. I’m convinced that if we keep working like this, we will be able to battle it out again for the victory in Great Britain.

Also, I’m happy because my brother Alex came in fourth place after a good qualifying session on Saturday. I think that he had a great weekend overall. That shows that he’s on the right path, and that we’ll be seeing him more often in the leading group and with much more confidence.

Yesterday we remained at the circuit for a 2016 tyre test but the weather didn’t let up, so we couldn’t make the most out of the day. Too bad!

Question of the week:

My question is about your brother, is there any special meaning behind the number 73 which he’s wearing this year in his new category? Is there a story behind it? Question from Laura.

Hi Laura, Yes, it does mean something. Alex couldn’t choose the number 12 or 23 since they’re already taken in Moto2™. So he had to go for a third option, so he chose 73 because it’s a number that he likes a lot. Also, if you subtract the day he was born (April 23rd) from the year he was born (96), that’s the number you get! 96-23 = 73!

Best wishes,

Marc

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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