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Marquez: “It will be a tight race”

A crash in Q2 prevents pole, but the reigning Champion lines up on the front row

Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) is feeling good for race day at the San Marino GP, despite a crash in Q2 that curtailed the rider from Cervera’s push for pole. Instead completing the third row, Marquez says the pace of the three men on heading the grid will make for a tight race.

The reigning Champion is also optimistic should the conditions change on Sunday, with cooler temperatures having given him an even better feeling…

Marquez: "The rhythm is the most important thing"

Marc Marquez, P3: “Apart from the crash I’m really happy about today. In FP3 I felt really, really good, maybe in FP4 with more temperature I struggled more but tomorrow looks like it will be cooler. But with used tyres the rhythm was good and I believe I was ready to fight for pole. With the first tyre I felt good and the second even better, but then I touched the red part, went a bit wide and I thought I had it under control but I lost the front. I’m feeling happy with the bike but it looks like we have similar pace alongside Dovizioso and Viñales and it will be a tight race. We’re in good shape, all riding well, trying to give everything. Tomorrow it looks like the forecast isn’t the best and we’ll have to adapt, be smart and be careful. A small mistake could be a problem for the Championship. But it looks like it will be cooler and this should help me a little bit. I’m always there and that’s given me good confidence but tomorrow will be a different day and a different race, but I have everything clear.”

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