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MM93: “I’m trying to keep it ‘Marquez style’!”

Reigning Champion and points leader happy with Day 1 despite a ‘standard’ crash

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) was true to his word on Friday at the Valencia GP, pushing to the limit and just over it on Friday as he crashed out in FP2 – dismissing it as a simple ‘Marquez style’ crash and ending the day in sixth; happy with his pace despite the incident.

“It’s good,” affirms the Repsol Honda rider. “It’s good to start the weekend with a good feeling with the bike, we did a lot of work for the race, with the tyres. We did a lot of laps to understand th bike balance. At the moment I’m trying to keep my style, Marquez style, and forget about the others. I didn’t care if someone was following me, I was working for my race and for my points.” On the crash, the number 93 laughed it off: “I had a small crash in the last lap of FP2, we can say it’s a normal crash or a standard crash!”

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Marquez: "It was just a Marquez style crash!"

Rider ok, and ready to race – with the weekend’s weather a big help ahead of Sunday, following some tough weeks with rain and inclement conditions during the flyaways.

“The weather being stable is a big help,” explains the Spaniard. “In the rain I feel good normally but it’s always more difficult but the weather looks stable and like it will be warmer and warmer for Sunday, so that’s important. So today we were able to just work for the race. Tomorrow we’ll do the time attack to be in Q2 and get a good grid position.”

From there, the #FinalShowdown stage will be set – with Marquez 21 points ahead and looking to become the youngest rider to achieve four premier class crowns, as well as the youngest to take six titles across all classes.

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