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By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez: “It’s a bit like a dirt track!”

He’s been unstoppable in Germany since joining the premier class, is there any stopping Marc Marquez?

Marquez ready to rock the Sachsenring

Since 2009 Honda have gone undefeated at the Sachsenring, from 2013 to 2015 this was thanks to Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team). In every MotoGP™ World Championship race he has entered at the track he has won from pole position and set the fastest lap in the process. It’s certainly an impressive record and one that will take some beating. In 2016 he faces the new challenge of understanding Michelin rubber around the German track. But Marquez arrives riding a wave of ever growing confidence as his championship lead has continued to grow; he’s going to be hard to beat unless something dramatic happens. With ten left hand bends and just three rights, the tight Sachsenring reminds Marquez of the flat track he spends so much of his time training on.

Sachsenring will host the ninth round of the 2016 MotoGP™ World Championship and Marquez arrives with a 24-point advantage over Jorge Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP). The only scenario where Marquez will not leave the Sachsenring as the championship leader is if he fails to score a single point and Lorenzo wins the race. He may not have been able to win every race, but Marquez's consistency has been punishing for his rivals. Even when he has crashed, as in Le Mans, he has remounted to take points which are proving valuable.

Marc Marquez: “We’re going to the German GP aiming for a podium position and of course possibly to fight for the win. The Sachsenring is normally a very good track for me that I like very much, maybe because it has so many left-hand corners, a bit like a dirt track! On the other hand, it’s another one on the calendar where the weather has sometimes played a crucial role in the past, so we’ll see how it goes there. We’ve learned from the past and we’re approaching this season race by race, trying to be ready and make the most of what we have and what the situation requires. In any case I’m happy we’ll be back in action shortly and I’ll do my best to get another positive result before the summer break.