Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) became the Championship leader for the first time this season following the German GP, and the number 93 heads into the first race of the second half ready to get back in the battle - having already tested at the track in Czechia before round nine alongside teammate Dani Pedrosa. With the top five all covered by 26 points in the title fight, it's game on in Act 2.
Marquez' record at Brno is solid, including a win in MotoGP™ in 2013, but the rider from Cervera is more conservative ahead of the Czech GP than the round before it. A podium is the key target as he chases his fourth MotoGP™ World Championship. The track has also been happy hunting ground for Honda, who have dominated at the venue of late, bar 2015.
Marc Marquez: “I enjoyed having time to rest and go to the sea with some friends, but I also used this long summer break to train for the second part of the Championship. Such a close season is exciting but also very demanding, meaning that you have to always keep your concentration high and try to constantly be at the best level possible, adapting to every situation. So it was good to go testing at Brno during the summer break because it allowed us to work on the bike and stay focused on the job. Brno is a nice track but one of the most demanding, with many changes of direction and uphill and downhill sections. We’ll try to make the best of the work we’ve done during the test and to prepare to fight for the podium on Sunday.”
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