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Marquez: “Qualifying has been difficult this season”

Marquez: “Qualifying has been difficult this season”

Alex Marquez identifies qualifying as the area he needs to improve ahead of the Motul TT Assen.

Last year was a different story for Alex Marquez, who crossed the line almost three seconds ahead of his Estrella Galicia 0,0 teammate to claim his second successive win of the season in the Moto3™ class. This year the 19-year-old heads to Assen with his confidence buoyed by a strong showing in Barcelona, followed by a successful two-day test at Motorland Aragon and looking for a top ten finish in Saturday’s 24-lap Moto2 race

Alex Marquez: “We did a good job in Montmelo, improving with every session and finding a clear direction in which to work with the bike and we confirmed this during the test in Aragon. In Moto2 qualifying has been difficult this season, because I haven’t been able to find the half-second or so I need on a new tyre. This was an area in which we also made progress during the Aragon test and I’m now feeling more confident about my qualifying performance. I like the Assen circuit; I won in Moto3 there last year and, while I’m sure it will feel different on a Moto2 bike, I’m looking forward to returning. If I can qualify on the front three rows on Friday then I think we could be in for a good race on Saturday.”

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