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Marquez: “This is a track where we normally struggle”

Reigning Champion lines up in P5 for the #FrenchGP

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is on the second row at Le Mans for the French GP, after a slightly more difficult day with a couple of crashes as the weather dried out and the reigning Champion looked for the limit. Rider ok and back at it, Marquez wasn’t able to threaten the front row in qualifying but is optimistic ahead of the race – with wet weather having dented track time and Warm Up offering another chance to fine tune setup ahead of lights out.

Marc Marquez, P5: “We knew this is a track where we normally struggle a bit more than at others, but anyway we’re not so far off. We’re not yet where we would like to be but we’ll work hard this evening checking the data and hopefully we’ll be able to get a bit closer in tomorrow’s warm-up. We’ve had just one completely dry session so far this weekend, so FP4 was like a normal FP1, and with the new tarmac and everything we needed more track time, more laps to set up the bike and to adapt the riding style. As for the crashes, I had both of them in the same corner: in the one in FP4 I was trying to find the limit, and in qualifying we’d changed the setup a little bit and I probably should have done that corner a little bit differently. I was prepared for it in view of my second exit but then I had a little problem with the second tyre and couldn’t do a perfect lap. Anyway, of course we’ll do our best in the race.”