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18 days ago
By Repsol Honda Team

Marquez on Jerez: “I think we’ll be able to do well”

Reigning Champion looking forward to racing at home

Back on the top step last time out in Texas, Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) hit back with a bang in the title fight – and the next race is home turf in Jerez for the Gran Premio Red Bull de España. With a good podium record at the track and a win in 2014, the number 93 is already on a wave of confidence following his demolition derby at COTA - optimistic of a good weekend at home, where the fans and his fan club make it even more special.

The Repsol Honda Team also undertook a one day private test at the venue earlier in the year, and Marquez will be focusing on getting the most out of his bike on the ‘old school’ and tricky Jerez – with some steps forward with setup in Texas now ready to be tested out at a very different venue.

Marc Marquez: “I’m happy the next round is back in Spain after three flyaway GPs, because racing at home and in front of my fan club is always special.  Of course our win in Austin gave the whole team more confidence and motivation to keep up the hard work and to try to understand how to further improve our bike’s setup, although Jerez is one of the most difficult and tricky circuits from that point of view. It’s kind of an ‘old school’ track: very short, very narrow, with heavy acceleration points and strong braking areas. You have to make the bike turn well but you also need good stability under braking, because that’s where you can get good lap times. It’s a circuit where our opponents are always very fast, but anyway, I think we’ll be able to do well if we work well starting on Friday morning.”