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Alex Marquez: “First sector is critical to a good lap time"

Alex Marquez: “First sector is critical to a good lap time'

Moto2™ rookie Alex Marquez discusses the second round of the 2015 Moto2 World Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

For Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS Racing’s Alex Marquez the opening race of the season in Qatar was something of a step into the unknown, but the 18-year-old Spaniard marked his Moto2™ debut with a solid points scoring finish in 11th place. The reigning Moto3™ World Champion heads to the Circuit of the Americas looking to continue his familiarisation with the Kalex Moto2 machine; with a top ten finish his ultimate goal in Sunday’s 19-lap Moto2 race.

Alex Marquez:
“I learnt a lot in my first Moto2 race in Qatar, so we head to Austin with a clear understanding of where we need to improve, not just in the race but also in qualifying. The Circuit of the Americas didn’t really suit my riding style on the Moto3 bike last season, but with twice the power I think the Moto2 bike will be very different indeed. The first sector is critical to a good lap time, so we need to find a good compromise with the set up between agility – allowing the bike to quickly change direction at high speed – and stability under braking, as this is one of the areas we know we need to improve. My motivation is high and I’m looking forward to the weekend ahead.”

Michael Bartholemy - Team Principal:
“This weekend Alex just needs to continue with the same approach he used in Qatar, working to improve his feeling with the bike during practice and qualifying and then riding another intelligent race. If he can do this, and I’m confident he can, then a top ten finish on Sunday is definitely possible.”

Moto2, 2015, RED BULL GRAND PRIX OF THE AMERICAS, Alex Marquez, EG 0,0 Marc VDS

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