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Marquez Blog: This isn’t over yet

Marquez Blog: This isn’t over yet

Regardless of how the race ended, the weekend was actually quite good…

In his latest official blog for boxrepsol.com Marc Marquez reflects on the Octo British Grand Prix:

Hey everyone!

We’re already back from the British Grand Prix. Since we caught the plane at midnight, I got home early Monday morning. Honestly, I prefer being able to make the most of the first day back to relax and start to prepare the next Grand Prix, which will be in San Marino.

Regardless of how the race ended, the weekend was actually quite good. We improved in every training session and I felt really good. Then I took pole position on Saturday, breaking the Silverstone record by three-tenths of a second.

As mentioned in my previous blog post, the weather in Britain always brings a few surprises, and in the race we faced some tricky conditions. In spite of all that, I felt very comfortable on the bike and was able to compete for the win.

Anything can happen when you’re riding in the rain and you can end up on the ground almost without realizing it. It’s a shame to end such a good weekend like that, but it makes us want to do even better in the next race, which will take place in Misano. I want to take the chance to thank my team too. Thanks to their work my bike worked like a dream.

In between training sessions I had an unexpected visitor in the pit box. Freddie Spencer dropped by and we had a really great conversation. It’s such a pleasure to be able to share a moment with iconic riders like Fast Freddie.

I also want to take a moment in this week’s post to remember the recent loss of the great rider Juan Garriga. I want to offer all my support to his family and friends.

Together with the other World Championship competitors, I took part in the Day of Champions event, organized by Riders for Health. They held a charity auction and I donated some gloves I used in the Argentine GP as well as a few items that I had signed. They even auctioned an amazing electric guitar with the Repsol colors and my bike number!

Also, in Silverstone I experienced one of those moments that make being a MotoGP™ rider so great; as I was leaving the press conference I bumped into a boy who wanted an autograph. The kid, all excited, started to cry and I couldn’t help but give him a hug and a kiss to calm him down. It was a wonderful feeling, being able to feel the closeness and affection that you, the fans, show me all the time. That really helps us keep going!

Thanks a lot for showing your support. Now it’s time for us to concentrate on the next Grand Prix.

PS: Keep going, Alex, you’re getting better and better in every race. Your great race in Silverstone just shows how much you’re improving and I’m sure you’ll be out in front in Misano.

Question of the week
Have you ever felt so much pressure that you thought about quitting? From Ángela01.

Hi Ángela

I think the easy thing to do would be give up when things get tough. But I really feel that you always have to fight, work with your team, and focus on turning things around. This year, for example, we’ve had a few uphill moments, but as long as you keep supporting us, we’re going to keep giving it our all; that’s what makes us strong.

Best wishes,

Marc.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2015, OCTO BRITISH GRAND PRIX, Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda Team

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