Marquez: The key was the rear-tyre choice

Marquez: The key was the rear-tyre choice

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Marc Marquez
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A masterful race performance by Marc Marquez at the Circuito de Jerez-Angel Nieto earned him and the Repsol Honda Team a second consecutive win and the leadership in both the Rider and Constructor Classifications. This was the 63rd win of Marc’s career and his 37th in MotoGP (equalling Mike Hailwood’s mark in the Premier class), and a great success at a track where he has always struggled, which demonstrates the great feeling he has with his RC213V this season.

“This win in front of these amazing fans is great! I’m very happy with the result, which is especially important at this track because winning here is usually difficult for me”, Marquez commented.

“That said, I was convinced before the start that I could fight for the victory. It was a tough weekend, but we did good work, and in the end, I was able to manage the race in the best way, despite the fact that I wasn’t the fastest rider out there. The key was the rear-tyre choice; we made the decision after the warm-up to go with the medium, and that was the right move. Then I was able to take the lead at the right moment and push when I had the chance.”

“I also had a big moment when I hit some dirt on the track. When I realized that the asphalt was covered in gravel, it was already too late. I closed the gas, but I had a huge slide! Let’s say it was a bit of a ‘Marquez style’ show! I’m happy to have taken my first win at Angel Nieto’s Circuit, and to have an advantage in the Championship. We’ll have a test here, and we’ll try to continue the good work. It will be a long season and we must keep our focus high.”

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